Tel-Aviv Attractions

Tel-Aviv Attractions

Tel-Aviv greeters come from and are familiar with various areas and neighborhoods in the city.
Here are examples of some Tel-Aviv attractions you may enjoy during your stroll with a greeter.

Please note that if you request specific sites we will try to accommodate, but cannot guarantee it. Greeters walk with you to their preferred areas in the city.

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• Neve Tzedek
• Yemenite Quarter
• Lev Tel-Aviv
• Tel-Aviv Port
• Hayarkon Park
• Old City of Jaffa
• Jaffa Flea Market
• Tel-Aviv Promenade and Beaches

Neve Tzedek

Neve Tzedek (Abode of Justice) is a quarter located in the southwestern part of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century Neve Tzedek was the home of many artists and writers.
Since the 1980s it has become a stylish residence with restaurants, galleries and designer shops. The architecture of the neighborhood is definitely one of the highlights in the area; beautiful old houses restored to grandeur by modern architects and designers.
The Suzzane Dellal Center,Tel Aviv’s official dance center and home of the famous Bat-Sheva dance group, is located in this quarter. Besides offering excellent dance and theatre performances, there is a beautiful piazza and small gardens around the building.
The neighborhood includes little shops especially on Shabazi Street. You can find designer shops, children’s clothes, art, pottery, jewelry and many more boutiques. You can get a bite to eat in the many cafes and restaurants in the area.

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Yemenite Quarter

The Yemenite Quarter (Kerem Ha-Teimanim) is a neighborhood in the center of Tel-Aviv. It was officially established in 1904, as an early neighborhood in the growing pioneer city of Tel Aviv, by recent immigrant Yemenite Jews. The neighborhood architecture was based on the designs of the former Jewish ghettos in Yemen with colonial British and ancient Hebrew features.
Today, the neighborhood is a popular middle class suburb, with many new residents, both secular and religious, mainly due to its location in central Tel Aviv and the city’s beaches. The neighborhood borders with the Carmel market and offers an abundance of kosher restaurants and little humus eateries.

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Lev Tel-Aviv

Lev Tel-Aviv (the Heart of Tel-Aviv) is a commercial district and residential neighborhood which is located in the central part of the city. Many of Tel Aviv’s popular main streets are located in the neighborhood:

Bialik Street: A Tel-Aviv gem. This street was once home to Israel’s national poet Haim Nahman Bialik,  the artist Reuven Rubin and the Tel-Aviv first City Hall, all of which are now museums or cultural centers. The street benefited greatly from the Tel Aviv preservation efforts, includes beautifully restored buildings, and is now home to the Bauhaus Foundation.

Rothschild Boulevard: One of the principal streets in the center of the city featuring a wide, tree-lined central strip with pedestrian and bike lanes. Many of the street’s historic buildings are built in the Bauhaus style, forming part of the White City of Tel-Aviv, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.

Nahalat Binyamin: A colorful open-air bazaar of unique handicrafts, street performances, pantomime and musicians. In this restored street, which is parallel to the Carmel market, you can stroll among the stands, have a snack in the outdoor cafes, and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Vendors of Nahalat Binyamin market sell their own handmade crafts and give shoppers the opportunity to chat with the artists themselves.

Shenkin Street: One of the most popular and trendiest streets in Tel Aviv bursting with cafes, shops and stylish boutiques. This street represents the “Tel Aviv Spirit”; the most exciting mainstream and alternative music, theater and dance groups emerged from it during the 80s.

King George Street: A bustling commercial street with charming alleys, many stores, restaurants and coffee shops. It is adjacent to the Carmel Market as well as to the Dizengoff Center Mall. The peaceful Gan Meir (Meir Park), located midway through the street is a relaxing place in the midst of this hectic street, where people from all walks of life congregate day and night.

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Tel-Aviv Port

The Tel Aviv Port is a commercial and entertainment district in the northwest part of the city alongside the Mediterranean Sea.  In recent years, it underwent a major restoration program and is now a lively area, hosting a wide range of restaurants, shops, events and beautiful sea views. The port offers activities throughout the day, and is busy with nighttime clubs. The Farmer’s Market offers a wide selection of fresh ingredients such as organic fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and sea food.

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Hayarkon Park

Hayarkon Park, part of which is also known as Ganei Yehoshua (Joshua Gardens) is a large public urban park situated on both banks of the Yarkon river. The park offers endless activities for families, sports fans and nature lovers. The park hosts spacious lawns, sports facilities, jogging and bike paths, botanical gardens, playgrounds, an aviary, animal corner and an artificial lake.

 

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Old City of Jaffa

Jaffa is where Tel-Aviv began over 3000 years ago and is now one of Israel’s major tourist attractions. An incredibly picturesque part of Tel-Aviv, Old Jaffa  is filled with artists’ quarters, studios and art galleries, shops with Judaica artifacts, archaeology, jewelry and art. Its narrow alleys, which are named after the signs of the Zodiac and the beautifully renovated Jaffa Harbor, leave all visitors dumbstruck.

 

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Jaffa Flea Market

Jaffa’s Flea Market is situated in the center of Jaffa. With its quaint alleys, vibrant stalls and eccentric vendors it is a charming place even to just walk around. Its stores, booths and sidewalk stalls offer an exotic flavor known only to the Middle East and literally everything from second hand clothes and fabrics, to antiques, many household goods, different styles of furniture, jewelry, hookahs and a wide variety of knick knacks. In recent years the market also includes trendy little boutiques and hip cafes.

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Tel-Aviv Promenade and Beaches

Tel Aviv’s western border is the Mediterranean Sea, with an abundance of beaches, usually named according to the nearest street. Alongside the shore is a long promenade, where you can jog, walk, rent and ride a bicycle or sit on a bench to enjoy the view. Throughout the day and until the wee hours of the night the promenade is bustling with passersby enjoying the restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, pubs and clubs. In the evening the promenade hosts entertainers, caricaturists, magicians, as well as hair braiders and tattoo artists. Tel Aviv’s beaches with their white shiny sands provide playgrounds for children, as well as lounge chairs and restaurants serving Tel Aviv’s signature beach food: cold, sweet watermelon topped with salty Bulgarian cheese.

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