Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, earns the nickname "The CityThat Never Sleeps" for its 24-hour cosmopolitan lifestyle includingbars, restaurants and world-famous beaches.
Tel Aviv, the country's financial capital, is the richest andsecond largest city in Israel after Jerusalem. Located on the IsraeliMediterranean coastline, Tel Aviv was voted Third Best City in theMiddle East by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2010.
The name Tel Aviv is derived from the Hebrew word "Aviv" forspring and "Tel" for mound, the city's name is symbolic for thehistoric significance of the city as an archeological site revealinglayers upon layers of civilization.
Travelers can visit the adjoining ancient port city of Jaffatraced back as far as the Middle Bronze Age. Shop in the local fleamarkets and bargain with local vendors. Jaffa is mentioned in the Bibleseveral times and is believed to have been an ancient port for 4,000years.
Choose from a variety of hotels in Tel Aviv includingworld-renowned brands such as Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, Dan Isrotel andHilton.
Established as the first Hebrew city,Tel Aviv is rich in history as well as modern activities. The city islocated 37 miles northwest of the historic city of Jerusalem, thereligious Mecca for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. As a majorMediterranean center, Tel Aviv is a magnet for international tourismlikened by some to
Tel Aviv offers authentic Israeli cuisine including falafel,hummus and shwarma at a variety of dining options ranging from streetvendors to elegant restaurants like Cordelia, Orca and Messa.
When to Go
October through April is the besttime to visit as summer heat picks up May through September.
How to Get There
Tel Aviv offers a variety of public transportation including acity bus system and four train stations.
Sport fans can watch a football match(soccer in the United States) or a basketball game by Israel's MaccabiTel Aviv Sports Club.
Taste the Tel Aviv nightlife at the Tel Aviv Sea Port. Set on thebeach overlooking the Mediterranean, travelers can bounce from pubs,restaurants and clubs all next door to each other. It is a popularhotspot for locals and travelers alike.
Ben-Yehuda Street has many souvenir shops including Judaicapieces and jewelry. Travelers can also visit a variety of museums suchas the Eretz Israel Museum - known for its Israeli archaeological andhistory exhibits and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Noteworthy historic sites include Tel Aviv City Hall and RabinSquare, the site of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin'sassassination in 1995.
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