Ra`ananna Travel Guide

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Ra`ananna Things to Do

  • the sculptures

    Raanana is tidy and clean with tree lined streets but also some sculptures here and there, most of them have a small plague but usually it is written in Hebrew and couldn’t make out what was it about, who was the sculptor etc But it was nice to take some pictures of them, not only during the day but also late in the evening on our way back from...

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  • the town

    Although we stayed in Raanana for some days we didn’t really have the time to explore the town. Early in the morning we were taking the bus to other towns while late in the evening we were returning back home. But staying in Ra’anana was a pleasant surprise for us although we knew tourists don’t have anything to see here, it’s a pity we didn’t even...

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  • The Open University Campus

    The campus of the Open University is an architectural masterpiece. It was conceived by the renowned Israeli architect Ada Carmi-Melamed, and inaugurated in 2004. It is well worth visiting.The basic architectural elements of the campus are a paved street which starts at the highest point of the site and courses down into the main plaza; and a green...

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  • Lake in the Raanana Park

    Israel, with a constant water shortage, cannot boast many lakes in its municipal parks.The Raanana Park is lucky to have an artificial lake, and of course immediately upon its completion it became a focal point of attention and activity.You can simply sit on a bench on lie down on the lawn and absorb the view; or look at the swans while listening...

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  • The Raanana Park

    The municipal park of Raanana has rightfully earned a reputation in the whole Sharon Valley region. It is large and spacious (in Israeli terms), diverse, clean and well maintained.Families, couples and groups and friends have a picnic on the lawns or rest in the shade under the trees; children have several playgrounds and an adventure park to...

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  • Gallery on the Lake

    A bit of culture in the Raanana Park: A round pavilion with glass walls houses the "Gallery on the Lake " ("Al Ha-Agam").The exhibitions are varied and interesting, and change once or twice a month. Painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts: all of these have their place in the gallery.When we do our walk around the park we like to make a...

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Ra`ananna Restaurants

  • Good Dining near Raanana's Park

    "Edison" (yes, named after Thomas A. Edison for a reason unknown to me) is a popular restaurant in Raanana, in a relatively new shop and restaurant complex across from the Raanana Park.Seating is available both indoor (air conditioned, leathe-upholstered chairs in red, black and grey) and outdoor (people watching, strret view and temperature,...

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  • Lakeside Cafe in the Raanana Park

    The name is a pun: "Gam Cafe" means "Coffee Too", but it also alludes to the cafe's unique location, by the lake ("Agam") in the Raanana Park.The food is typical for Israeli cafes: salads, sandwiches, pasta and more.The ambience is special due to the presence of the lake in the background; it may be a small artificial lake, the water may not be...

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  • Coffee and a good cake in central...

    Roladin is a small cafe-bakery situated in a plaza on Ahuza St. There is outdoor seating (on the plaza) and indoor seating as well. Roladin has a reputation as one of the best bakeries in Raanana. We went there before a show in the Yad Labanim Auditorium, directly on the opposite side of Ahuza St.This is usually a daytime cafe: The place closes at...

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Ra`ananna Nightlife

  • Concerts in the Amphitheater

    The Raanana amphitheater has become a venue for first class performers from Israel and abroad. During spring, summer and fall many open-air concerts are held here, in the spacious theater at the far end of the Raanana Park.The acoustic shell provides good acoustics, and there is seating on the semi-circular stone benches and further uphill on the...

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  • Classical Music in Raanana

    The Raanana Symphonette Orchestra is a small-size symphony orchestra, which holds concerts in the Performing Arts Center in Raanana throughout the concert season. It is supported by the Raanana Municipality. It is composed of local Israeli talents and also many immigrant musicians from the ex-Soviet-Union.There are regular concert series for...

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Ra`ananna Transportation

  • how to go there

    Raanana is 18km north of Tel Aviv, 5km NE of Herzliya and 4km west of Kfar Saba By busWe used bus 47 to/from Tel Aviv (single ticket for 10,40NIS), we took the bus at Ahuza street and got off near the town hall in Tel Aviv. You can also use #501 and #502 that terminate at Tel Aviv central bus station.Buses #947, #950 were the one we used to/from...

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  • how to move around

    Although a small town it’s not easy to walk everywhere but you can move along the main street Ahuza (east-west) that splits the town in two by taking the local bus #29. This bus is very convenient as there are many stops along Ahuza street and then you can just walk for 10’-20’ to anywhere north or south. On the west end of Ahuza is Ra’anana Park...

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Ra`ananna Local Customs

  • The Raanana Race

    Every spring for the last 21 years the Raanana Race is held on a Friday in March.It's a popular sports events attracting thousands of runners. There is a 10k competitive race and a 3k family race. There is also a competitive 10k race of hand-operated bicycles for people with disabilities. The main street is closed to traffic, and friends and...

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  • "Adloyada" - Purim Parade

    Purim is one of the happier Jewish holidays; there is a carnaval atmosphere, children (and many adults as well) dress up in all kinds of creative costumes, celebrating the miraculous redemption the Jews in ancient Persia at the time of King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther.One of the Purim traditions is the parade, called "Adloyada". In Raanana the main...

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Ra`ananna Off The Beaten Path

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    by iblatt Updated Mar 5, 2011

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    Raanana started as an agricultural settlement in the 1920s.
    Although a city now, it is still surrounded by cultivated land, especially on the north.

    From Weitzmann Street start walking north towards Moshav Batzra. Walk among the fields and the rolling reddish laterite hills. See the roofs of Raanana and the glittering glass walls in the hi-tech industrial estate in the distance, and further away the plain of the Marzeva valley.

    You will come across prickly-pear cactus hedges, rows of cypress trees, orange and grapefruit orchards, and everything around you will be peaceful and quiet. You will probably only meet an occasional biker along the way. On a nice day you will be able to admire a beautiful sunset over the hills.

    Sunset over the hills, Raanana Phillipa amd the orange trees, Raanana Hi tech estate across the fields, Raanana Hill with cypresses, Raanana Houses of Raanana across the ploughed fields
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Ra`ananna Sports & Outdoors

  • Public Ball Game Courts

    Do you like to play soccer? Or maybe basketball? Or handball? Or volleyball?You can go any time of day (or evening) to the free public ball game courts on Weizmann Road. You will find enthusiastic adults and teenagers running, dribbling, scoring, bouncing, dunking...Just be spontaneous and join in the fun!

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  • Raanana Walking/Jogging Trail

    You are in Raanana, and want to have some outdoor exercise? The Raanana municipality marked a walking and jogging route all around the city. There are maps along the route, and distance marks every 500 meters. At several points the route branches, so that you can choose a longer or a shorter option.This is also a good way to meet some cool people...

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Ra`ananna Favorites

  • Residental Highrise

    This block, that situated in the outskirts of the city is still on construction but it looks that you can have a great view if you live on the last floors.

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  • An Interesting Structure...

    That i dont remember for what it used.... I know that there is a big parking space behind it, maybe it is a mall but it looked a bit empty.

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