Central District Travel Guide

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Netanya

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Rehovot

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Petah Tiqwa

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35,59,0

Ra`ananna

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Ashdod

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Ga`ash

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Rishon LeZiyyon

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Tel Arshaf

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Bet Yannay

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2,8,0

Gedera

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6,12,0

Shefayim

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Hod HaSharon

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Rosh Ha`Ayin

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Ramla

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Lod

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3,7,0

Kefar Sava

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4,31,0

Giv`at Koah

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1,4,0

Tel Mond

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1,0,0

Qadima

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Hulda

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2,4,0

Ben Shemen

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Netanya

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  • Here's One To Avoid

    Netanya Restaurants

    My family and I were very excited to try out this restaurant so we saved it for a special celebration yesterday. Unfortunately we were left extremely disappointed. What with it being situated in such a nice area and building (the Island) we definitely expected more. The appetizers were quite good (we had the chicken sticks, edamame, miso soup, and...

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  • Island Suites Hotel

    Netanya Hotels

    Ben Ami Avenue, Netanya, 42200, Israel

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Amazing New Sushi In Netanya

    Netanya Restaurants

    Kyoto Poleg is a really beautiful restaurant with a unique design. There's really nothing like it in Israel. The ambience is warm and inviting, which is amazing since it is in the Ir Yamim Mall in Netanya. I think it is the best restaurant I've ever been to that's in a mall here in Israel. The fish is super-fresh and the sushi chefs are fast and...

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Rehovot

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  • Herzberg Winery in Moshav Satriyah

    Rehovot Things to Do

    Sorry that I could not put this location in VT, but it does not exist on the VT map. Satriyah is a small farm commune, called a Moshav, just outside the large city of Rehovot. A description on how to find Satriyah is included below.We were enjoying a day out at the open air market in nearby Ramla and decided to check out the newest winery in...

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  • Gardening on the Weizmann Institute...

    Rehovot Things to Do

    Over the years the Weizmann Institute has dedicated effort and resources to create not only the most beautiful campus in Israel but also the most interesting and unusual vegetation.It started with an "acclimatization park", an area where different trees from all parts of the globe were planted in order to find out which ones would adjust well to...

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  • Sculptures on the Weizmann Institute...

    Rehovot Things to Do

    A Weizmann Institute campus can also be viewed as a sculpture park. The sculptures are part of the landscape and are harmoniously integrated with the trees and shrubbery.Some of the outdoor sculptures (see photos) are: "Continuity" by Menashe Kadishman, "Internal Light" by Gidon Graetz; "Together" by Mark Halter; "Tree of Knowledge" by Nathan...

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Petah Tiqwa

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  • Dining and Shopping Combined

    Petah Tiqwa Restaurants

    "Kiyufim" advertises itself as a cafe-restaurant set in nature, with "nice things for the house"; its theme is the combination of a store and a cafe-restaurant.The "natural environment" is misleading; the property is close to the Yarkon River, but this is by no means a riverside restaurant. There is an outdoor section which is set in a pleasant...

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  • People-watching at Cliff Beach

    Petah Tiqwa Things to Do

    If you are in Petah Tikva and looking for the closest beach, Hof Hatzuk (lit. Cliff Beach) is an easy 15-minute drive away. Hof Hatzuk is Tel Aviv’s northernmost beach. Opinions seem to be divided about whether it is in Tel Aviv or not. Some say it’s Herzliya. It’s just past the Glilot junction, next to the Mandarin Hotel, which is probably on the...

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  • A Garden of the Living (and the Dead)

    Petah Tiqwa Things to Do

    Looking for things to do in Petah Tikva, we discovered a zoo. The entrance is a little beyond the T-62 Syrian tank, now sitting peacefully in a grassy park, Yad Labanim, commemorating Petah Tikva’s fallen veterans. According to the plaque, the tank was captured in 1982, on the fourth day of Operation Peace for Galilee (aka the First Lebanon War)....

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Ra`ananna

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  • the sculptures

    Ra`ananna Things to Do

    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

    Ra`ananna Things to Do

    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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  • how to go there

    Ra`ananna Transportation

    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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Ashdod

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  • Ashdod Nitzanim Sand Dune Park.

    Ashdod Off The Beaten Path

    This is very unique place, not only in Israel but for the whole Mediterranean Sea. The dunes have been developed here for thousands of years, since the creation of the land & sea and the river Nile, but in today’s modern times, with the dam that blocked the Nile in Egypt and the massive modern construction on the coastline, there are not many dunes...

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  • Ashdod

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    Ashdod is an average city by the Mediterranean Sea. For tourist and as for local, the culture and fun here is by the beach. There is few good restaurants here and active nightlife. Local contacts will make it even better to maximise the fun in this place.Official site available in major languages: Ashdod Official Waking up with a live blues guitar...

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  • Spontaneous party

    Ashdod Local Customs

    Dont be surprise when people invite you to their homes, having you as a guest can be a good reason for spontaneous party

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Ga`ash

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  • Take a Beach Walk or Hike!

    Ga`ash Things to Do

    From the Gaash beach you can continue to walk north on the sand, dip your feet in the water from time to time or go for a short swim. The beach walk can take you all the way north, about 10 km to the Poleg Beach which already belongs to Netanya.Along the way you may see some or all of the following: Seagulls and othre birds, rocks and pebbles,...

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  • Ga'ash Beach

    Ga`ash Things to Do

    Ga'ash is quite unique among the beaches of Israel. Although it is so near the cities of Tel-Aviv, Herzliya and Netanya, it feels remote and secluded. It is somewhat less accessible than other beaches: you need a car to get there, and from the parking lot it is a 10 min climb downhill, steep at first but then much more moderate. This short hike is...

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  • Hof Ha-Sharon National Park

    Ga`ash Things to Do

    Most of the Mediterranean coast of Israel is developed, with organized public beaches, hotels, cafes, residential estates, ports... A beautiful segment of the coast north of kibbutz Ga'ash, all the way to the southern neighborhoods of Netanya, has been declared a national park, and is thus protected from developers and real-estate sharks.This...

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Rishon LeZiyyon

  • Mose's for the hamburgers

    Rishon LeZiyyon Restaurants

    Good service in a nicely laid out and pleasant setting. Staff is helpful in answering questions you have about any of the food items you are unfamiliar with. Background music is nice and at a level that lets you enjoy the company of a companion without having to shout.They also have restaurants in Tel-Aviv, Herzliya and Ramat HaHayal. Mose's...

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  • Meat Loft if you are a carnivore

    Rishon LeZiyyon Restaurants

    We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant for several reasons. First of all the interior is pleasantly done with several tiers of seats, beginning from the entrance to the lowest where the bar is located. They specialize in meat here and they age their meat at 4C for a week before serving, this tenderizes the meat perfectly. Another reason we enjoyed...

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  • Jewellery street market

    Rishon LeZiyyon Shopping

    It is in the centre of Rishon on Rotshild street near green discount bank, there is a market on monday and wendsday and friday/ a lot of interesting jewellery items made of stones and silver. Also you can find small shops and cafees on this street. it is near city park stones, jewellery stone necklaces 3-30 $ silver jewellery from 8 USD

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Tel Arshaf

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  • Apollonia:Observation Point of the Keep

    Tel Arshaf Things to Do

    The keep was an octagonal, 30 feet-high tower constructed over a gradated arch. This was the third system of fortifications of the fortress, and was also the highest. The keep affords a view of the Crusader port, at the entrance of which were two towers, one on each side. The remains of the two towers can be seen jutting out of the water. With good...

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  • Apollonia: Remains of the Crusader Port

    Tel Arshaf Things to Do

    A view from the Fortress down to remains of Crusader Port on the Mediterranean Sea.Crusaders had also port at Caesarea and Jaffa

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  • Apollonia: The Fortress

    Tel Arshaf Things to Do

    Courtyard:located on the lower floor of the fortress, and is 28m long and 10m wide. the courtyard floor was composed of rough plaster. An ascent led from here to the second floor of the fortress, and a descent to two subterranean halls. The courtyard was surrounded by rooms, and the keep was located on its western side.The Northern Hall:contained a...

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Bet Yannay

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  • "Illegal Immigration" Observation Point

    Bet Yannay Things to Do

    In the 1930s and 1940s, during the British Mandate period, Jewish immigration to Israel was severely restricted by the Mandate authorities, and thousands of Jewish refugees in Europe had to resort to "illegal" immigration ("Ha'apala" in Hebrew) to Israel: The Hagana and Etzel ("Irgun") underground movements organized the sea journeys on an...

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  • Bet Yannay Beach

    Bet Yannay Things to Do

    Immediately north of Bet Yannay lies one of my favorite Mediterranean beaches in Israel, a long stretch of white sand. The central segment is developed with all the beach services you need, including a pleasant, relaxed beach restaurant. If you wander a short distance north, further away from the crowds, you can enjoy more quiet and privacy (unless...

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Gedera

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  • Danger Postings

    Gedera Warnings and Dangers

    I was surprised to read the 2 comments left on this page.Gedera, as in all cities, sees cars being stolen but no more than the norm. As for rock throwing and being robbed, that's complete rubbish. I've lived in Gedera for over 8 Years (my wife's family have been living here for over 60 Years) over and have never seen anything like it.Gedera is a...

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  • Theft & Violence

    Gedera Warnings and Dangers

    In gedera many cars are stolen, so if you bring a rental, make sure to put it behind a locked gate like the locals do, and don't leave it out. Also, in certain parts of town, especially at night but even in the day, people could rob you or throw stones at you. Just be careful at all times, but it is generally safe.

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  • Stealing & Violence

    Gedera Warnings and Dangers

    watch out for kids who throw rocks or steal. they will throw rock at you if you have good car or cell phone and take it. many cars stolen, dont leave it on street. roads arent paved. some very scary sections, many teens who have no money and will steel.

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Shefayim

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  • Inside the park

    Shefayim Restaurants

    There is a place to eat inside the park , not the most fancy place as you might guess , but it is still ok.You can buy here snacks , drinks and hot meals (hot dogs , hamburger , chicken , french fries). I ate Hamburger with french fries in a pita bread and it was ok (the hamburger was from Zoglobek , a well known meat company in Israel)

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  • Hotel Kibbutz Shefayim

    Shefayim Hotels

    Shefayim is a fine kibbutz hotel. We stayed there for a weekend convention in early winter (when the...

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  • Don't Run

    Shefayim Warnings and Dangers

    Don't run near the pool it is very slippery !I saw a lot of people that were injured because of this and it is not a fun thing while trying to enjoy a water park (that should be a great fun place).

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Hod HaSharon

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  • Nice place for a summer evening

    Hod HaSharon Restaurants

    "Mul-Hasadeh" (literally: "in front of the field") is a cafe-restaurant on the outskirts of Hod-Hasharon. There are indeed the remains of an agricultural area, with a field stretching between the restaurant and the near-by apartment blocks of Hod-Hasharon, and the further away apartment blocks of Kfar Saba. So, not quite rural, but still a nice...

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  • Mythical Creature Drinking Beer

    Hod HaSharon Nightlife

    In Hod Hasharon, in a small street lies a small cozy pub, the Agnes pub.Live bands on saturday nights, rock-jazz-blues mixture in the others... This place is packed in the weekends so make sure you come early. Small interior and a small back yard (heated during the winter), good food and great atmosphire makes this place somewhat a "neighborhood"...

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  • A JAZZ NIGHT

    Hod HaSharon Nightlife

    YOU WILL FIND IT IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY A JAZZ NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC , ITS VERY NICE TO SEE THE LOCAL GUYS AND TO ENJOY A SMALL ISRAELI BAR THAT YOU WILL NEVER FIND ANY WHERE . OHHHHH YES . NORMALY YOU CAN COME WITH YOUR PIGAMA

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Ramla

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  • Most authentic Indian restaurant in...

    Ramla Restaurants

    Simple, homely, tasty, professional plates.Non- pretentious and yet for me it's most similar, compared to Israeli restaurants, to original Indian cuisine.The portions are generous.. Typical tandoori fare.Pani Puri, consisting of three different varieties of small Indian breads stuffed with lentils, vegetables and yoghurt.

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  • The Franciscan Church

    Ramla Things to Do

    According to the tourism webpage of Ramla at the site of the Franciscan Church already in the 15th century monks of the Franciscan order built a hostel for pilgrim. Shortly later the site was considered as the former home to Josef of Arimathea who according to the New Testament was the one asking Pontius Pilatus to take down Jesus from the cross....

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  • The Mosque of Huziffa El Yemini

    Ramla Things to Do

    Walking through the narrow streets of Ramla I saw the small minaret, which together with the interesting architecture (windows) of the house to the right, made a nice photo. I also found this minaret on the tourism page of Ramla, but with a small roof around and the iron construction still in white. But it is the same. It is written there that it...

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Lod

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  • Sharing is the Key

    Lod Transportation

    You arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport stiff and bleary-eyed after many hours in the air, and you need to get to Jerusalem. The easiest way to do this is to use Nesher’s shared taxi service, or “sherut.” As you exit the shiny new arrivals hall, parked on the curb right outside the building are bright yellow and white 8-passenger vans. These...

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  • Check in your luggage, check out the...

    Lod Favorites

    The length of time you will need to get through security at Ben-Gurion airport depends who you are, where you are coming from and where you are heading for. If you have spent any time in the Palestinian territories, prepare for a longer questioning. Ditto, if you try to skirt their questions or hide information. I usually arrive at the airport 2.5...

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  • Get Your Tax Back

    Lod Shopping

    When you shop in Israel, don't forget to save receipts for purchases over $50 and get a tax rebate at the airport. VAT (Value Added Tax) on goods and services is now 15.5%. Better that it be in your pocket than someone else's. When you buy in stores with a Ministry of Tourism logo in the window, ask the salesman to fill out a tax refund form for...

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