Tel Aviv, the second largest city in Israel, is also its first Hebrew city. As an ever-active city, it is popular for its liveliness. Located on a stretch of the Mediterranean coastline, Tel Aviv was established in the year 1909, in the vicinity of Jaffa, and was initially within Jaffa under the name Akhuzat Bayit. After a wide expansion over the years, the city, which acquired its present name in 1948, now forms the economic and cultural centre of Israel.
Tel Aviv has been named as ‘The white city’ because of the unique Bauhaus style of architecture, which is derived from Germany, and it presently houses over five thousand such buildings, forming the largest group in the world. Hence, the White City has acquired the status of a World Heritage Site, declared by UNESCO. The picturesque city also retains its original houses and many buildings that were constructed in eclectic style.
Tel Aviv has a lot to convey, with over twenty museums, which include its Museum of Diaspora, Israel Defense Forces History Museum, Haganah Museum, Etzel Museum, Palmach Museum, along with the significant HaAretz or ‘Land of Israel’ Museum and Tel Aviv Art Museum. The national dance companies and theater companies are located here, apart from the Israel Opera Company and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Tel Aviv happens to be the country’s night life center, with numerous night clubs, restaurants, coffee houses, concert halls, movie theaters, auditoriums, pubs and discotheques.
The significant historical sites of Tel Aviv consist of Ben Gurion House, Bialik House, Reuven House, Dizengoff House, and Trumpeldor Street’s old cemetery. The Franciscan Monastery and St Peter’s Church along with several of the city’s mosques, churches and monasteries are situated in the region of Jaffa.
Tel Aviv, the country’s trade and business center, has busy market places such as the Carmel market, Levinsky market, HaTikva Market and Jaffa’s flea market. Apart from several plazas like the Rabin Square, Dizengoff Circle and HaMedina Square, the city has modern shopping malls, high-tech firms, important business centers, stock market and realtors. Hence, it is Israel’s business capital, and forms an international center to hold conferences, conventions and exhibitions.
Vacationers have plenty of lodging facilities in hotels, and youth hostels, offering a wide range of accommodation throughout the city. Tel Aviv is popular for its gastronomic restaurants, offering exotic cuisine. International chain restaurants sought by visitors provide regional cuisine, and the city is known for its culinary range based on ethnic origin.
The sandy beach of Tel Aviv is another major attraction, buzzing with activities especially during summer. The sunny skies and sandy beaches are fabulous, and the beachfront is busy with bars in the night.
Popularly known as ‘the city that never stops’, Tel Aviv is indeed active round the clock, particularly with plenty of night life activities, rendering the buzz of the daytime. It is among the liveliest cities in the modern world, with a lavish culture contributed from immigrants of over eighty nations.
The Sea Executive Suites hotel is perfectly situated on Tel Aviv’s lively promenade overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotel features 42 beautifully designed rooms and suites with wooden floors and contemporary decor.
Enjoying a prime location on Tel Aviv’s famous beach promenade next to Metzitzim Beach, the Alexander Hotel is
a well-positioned all-suites hotel close to the city’s bustling Old Port area.
Very centrally located on the on famous Ben Yehuda Street, just steps from the beach, this brand new, exciting hotel is dedicated to Israeli art.
The Dan Panorama is situated in Tel Aviv’s trendy area of Neve Tzedek. Overlooking the sea, this lovely 5-star hotel is close to the beach and the city’s lively seafront.
Occupying a prime position on the sea front and overlooking the Mediterranean, the Dan Tel Aviv is one of the city’s most renowned 5-star hotels.
At De La Mer Hotel you can relax with massage treatments or enjoy beautiful views over Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean from the roof terrace.
Excellently located in Tel Aviv’s shopping district and close to the beach, Dizengoff Suites provides comfortable self-catering accommodation with comforts such as cable LCD TV, free wired Internet and free breakfast.
Located directly on the beach in the heart of Tel Aviv city centre, the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tel Aviv offers luxurious and elegant guest rooms with sea views and balconies.
With a great location in the heart of Tel Aviv, The Mercure Hotel is a 4-star hotel offering comfortable and modern accommodation.
The new and modern Port Hotel is excellently located 5 minutes from the beach and next to the old port area, Tel Aviv’s prime entertainment district.
Occupying a prime beachfront location in Israel’s cultural and lifestyle capital, the Renaissance Tel Aviv is wonderfully placed for enjoying both the city’s stunning beaches and city centre.
The luxurious and modern Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel and Towers has a great central location right on the sandy white beach, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, the Vital Hotel is a boutique-style property offering stylish and spacious accommodation in a convenient location.