Although more than 5,000 miles apart, and with the Atlantic Ocean fully separating them, the cities of Tel Aviv and New York are much more similar than they seem to be at first glance. Being both big and populous cities, Tel Aviv and New York have the same urban features that anyone has come to expect from a sprawling metropolis. Continue reading
If you’re planning a trip to Tel Aviv, it’s a good idea to be aware of the transport options prior to arrival. There are several transport options available, each with its own pros and cons.
Here are the main options:
Train is the easiest way to get around Tel Aviv. There are four different train stations that can be found along Ayalon Highway on the East side of the city. Not only will trains comfortably take you along the North-South axis of the city, they can take you to nearby cities and beyond. This is also the most popular way for people to get around, with an average of one million people traveling to surrounding cities by train each month. Continue reading
Bauhaus, or the white city of Tel Aviv is a metropolitan that boasts the largest groupings of buildings built in international style. These buildings were designed and built by renowned Scot; Sir Patrick Geddes . The white city has about 4,000 buildings constructed in the 1930s until 1948 when Israel became a sovereign state. The white city is situated between the Mediterranean Sea in the west, Ibn Gvirol Street in the east, Yarkon river in the north and Allenby street in the south. Majority of the buildings in this city were designed by Jewish architects who had studied in Europe. This group of Europe-schooled Jewish architects created a new architectural language that is characterized simplicity, asymmetry and functionality. Continue reading
From world-class luxury to chic yet affordable, Tel Aviv has a hotel to suit every taste and budget. And with hotels located in every part of this bustling city, you’re sure to find one conveniently placed whether you’re here for business or leisure. Continue reading
Tel Aviv is famously the ‘city that never sleeps’, known worldwide for its 24-hour, non-stop nightlife. The city teems with restaurants, bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours, attracting people to drink, eat, and have fun. Tel Aviv port, as well as Dizengoff and Ben Yehuda Streets, feature door to door pubs, clubs and restaurants, and in the summer, and on most warm days during the year, these areas attract a lively, 20 – 30 aged “partygoer’s” crowd from abroad, the city itself, and the wider Gush Dan area. Continue reading
Above all Tel Aviv is a modern city. Only 100 years old and mostly built after 1945. The city was built in short burst which gives it the city it’s section by section division. Tel Aviv is the seam between eastern and western traditions. Europeans with their engineering and business practices built Tel Aviv to western standards. North Africans and middle-easterners brought music, food, language and community culture. These two are fused in everything you see and hear. Musical performances range from classical European to classical Arab. You can find restaurants from five star classic French Haute-cuisine (Brasserie, Tzel ha’yam) to classical Persian, Yemenite and north African blocks away. Artsy movies in German and French are screened next to Hollywood block busters. Continue reading