Because there are so many things to check off your Tel Aviv bucket list, this vivacious, dynamic city is quickly rising in popularity among tourists from all over the world. Tel Aviv is renowned for its nightlife, beaches, music, art, cuisine, and fashion. A must-stop location while traveling in the Middle East, this unique city is a blend of the ancient and the new, according to both visitors and residents. Here is our list of must-do activities in Tel Aviv when visiting this amazing city.
FIRST, COFFEE! EXPLORE TEL AVIV’S COFFEE CULTURE
Your list of things to do in Tel Aviv should definitely include experiencing the city’s coffee culture. Instead of a Starbucks, you will discover a range of chains and independent coffee shops on every corner that want you to stay and enjoy your coffee rather than take it to go. You always see tables with people sipping coffee, regardless of the time of day. It is worthwhile to take your time and savor a “cafe ha’fooch,” the Israeli equivalent of a latte. In the summer, iced coffee is also unbeatable.
Check out some local coffee stops:
Cafelix coffee – Shlomo ha-Melekh St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Nahat Cafe – Dizengoff Square, HaRav Reines St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Mae cafe – Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 98, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6404624
Cafe Habima (We like you too) Ben Zion Boulevard 31
The Urban bakery – Nitsana St 14, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Kiosk Est 1920 – Lilienblum St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo
WayCup – Yohanan HaSandlar St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Along with eggs, salad, bread, coffee, juice, and various dips and spreads, breakfasts are renowned worldwide. Additionally, you will encounter “shakshuka” (eggs poached in tomato sauce, cooked with peppers and onions). Although many hotels provide breakfast buffets, it is worthwhile to venture outside to check out some of Tel Aviv’s fantastic breakfast selections.
Bread Story – Dizengoff St 88, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Norman Hotel Nachmani 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Anastasia – Frishman St 54, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Lehamim – HaHashmonaim Street 103, Tel
Delicatessen – Yehuda ha-Levi St 79/81, Tel Aviv-Yafo
DRESS LIKE A LOCAL
The locals of Tel Aviv are renowned for having a distinctive fashion sense. As you walk the streets, you’ll see a wide variety of clothing and learn how practically anything may be worn in street style. See if you can fit in with the locals by visiting some adorable, neighborhood stores and trying on some of the styles! Your Tel Aviv bucket list ought to include these stores:
Belle & Sue – Sheinkin St 41, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Aviva Zilberman – Melchett St 23
Alef Alef – Shenkin St 55 Tel Aviv
Agas and Tamar Jewelry – Shabazi St 43, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Mayu – Shabazi St 15, Tel Aviv-Yafo
HONE YOUR HAGGLING AT THE SOUK
Tel Aviv’s marketplaces offer a unique and sensory experience. Test out your negotiation and haggling abilities when dealing with the sellers. All of Tel Aviv’s markets are interesting to explore and have their own distinctive offers, including meals, spices, souvenirs, toys, and fresh vegetables. The following are ones we heartily suggest:
Shuk HaCarmel – HaCarmel St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Shuk Levinsky – Levinsky, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Shuk Hapishpishim (Yafo’s flea market) – Olei Zion St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel Aviv Port Market – Namal Tel Aviv St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Sarona – Aluf Kalman Magen St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo
ART AND CULTURE
One of the things you absolutely must do when visiting Tel Aviv is to explore the city’s vibrant art scene. You may discover anything, from modern to street art. Not to mention the music scene, which is expanding and gaining popularity all over the world.
Join a guided street art tour through Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Museum of Art -Sderot Sha’ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Check out a Batsheva dance show 6 Yechiely Street, Tel Aviv,65149
Catch a concert of a local band at the Barby – Qibbutz Galuyot Rd 52, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Center for Contemporary Art – Tsadok HaCohen 2
See some Cinema
No art, but certainly a museum that’s worth a visit: Tel Aviv’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
PITA, PITA AND MORE PITA
Tel Aviv’s culinary culture is expanding, and the city is home to a wide variety of cuisines. You can find some of the greatest gourmet food served within a fresh, fluffy pita that you must taste, but its origins will always remain in the meal served in a pita, whether it’s falafel or shawarma.
Join a food tour of the Carmel Market.
Join an authentic Shabbat dinner in Tel Aviv
Sabich Frishman – Frishman St 42, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Miznon – King George St 30, Tel Aviv-Yafo or Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Mifgash Osher – King George St 105א, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Hakosem – Shlomo ha-Melekh St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Jasmino – Allenby St 97, Tel Aviv-Yafo
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR…
On a sweltering day, nothing compares to cool ice cream! Some of the greatest ice cream in the world is available for your selection. All of Tel Aviv’s must-try ice cream shops offer a variety of flavors, including traditional favorites, dairy-free and vegan options, and some of the greatest frozen yogurts around. The weather doesn’t matter; ice cream is enjoyed by locals at all times.
Anita’s Ice cream – Shabazi St corner of Pines 40, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tamara Frozen Yogurt – Ben Yehuda St 96 (multiple locations)
Topya – Ben Yehuda St 126
Buza Ice cream shop – HaHashmonaim St 91
Otello – Dizengoff St 165, Tel Aviv-Yafo
STROLL THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOODS
It is simple to spend a morning, an afternoon, or an evening simply walking about this magnificent city. Tel Aviv is a very walkable city, and as you explore the various areas, you might uncover teeny small enclaves. Put on your walking shoes and embark on a Tel Aviv walking tour without a map to get lost in these stunning streets and neighborhoods.
Start in Tel Aviv’s oldest area, Old Jaffa, which is full of charm and history. Included on this Old Jaffa and Neve Tzedek Walking Tour, a wonderful approach to begin to understand this lovely city. Continue leisurely strolling through the lovely Neve Tzedek area.
This area is a great spot to spend a day shopping or just taking in the surroundings, with Bougainvillea flowers overflowing onto the streets and Instagram-worthy pathways. Many tourists choose to go on a guided tour of Tel Aviv’s architecture.
Walk all the way down to the Habima theater along Rothschild Boulevard. On the lawn or in the garden, where classical music is played all day, spend an hour resting. a fantastic location for reading a book or people-watching. Don’t forget to purchase a cup of coffee from one of the streetside vendors.
beaches everywhere! Beautiful beaches are covered with a boardwalk, or “tayelet,” from south to north. You may either choose one of the many beaches and spend the afternoon watching the surfers catch some waves while listening to the “matcot” (racquetball) players. Explore the graffiti-covered streets of the Florentin area as you stroll through it, or unwind in the center of the city in Hayarkon Park, a lovely, green, and sizable park. ideal location for picnics or bicycle rides