Tel Aviv-Yafo Travel Guide

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jaffa is claimed to be the oldest port in the world and was founded by Japhet, the son of biblical Noah. Early Egytian records show that it was conquered by Thutmose III in 1468 BCE. Similarly, archeological excavations in in old Jaffa have uncovered the the name of Ramses II, and was then in control of the Philistines. The Dan tribe settled...

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  • Beach

    The beach is probably the best spot all over the city. It’s a long whitesand beach that spreads all over the coast. The best thing is that there’s a promenade so you can actually walk from rocky south part in Jaffa up to the north to the old port. There are rocky wave breaks inside the water and you can actually choose one of the numerous smaller...

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  • HaCarmel Market

    After a coffee break in Sheinkin street we ended up at the entrance of Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel). It’s a large (I guess the biggest in Tel Aviv) lively marketplace that spreads all over Carmel street but also on some side streets but of course if you have already visit other Middle Easte souks you wont get excited but it’s exotic enough for a...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Hotels

  • The Diaghilev

    I stayed at the Diaghilev last December and it was really a great choice. The room was nice and big,...

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  • Cinema Hotel

    I just stayed in this hotel 2 days ago and let me do it short! 5 star hotel services, 5 star hotel...

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  • Shalom Hotel

    Shalom Hotel is located in Tel Aviv, facing the Mediterranean Sea and overlooking a garden and...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Restaurants

  • Dr. Shakshuka

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The place is supposed to serve authentic shakshuka - a layer of spiced tomatoes and peppers with poached eggs on top of it. What was served was tomatoes/peppers with one egg mixed into it and the other one, still raw (!), on top of it. Service was rude and the bill was too high (they charged more than what was written in the menue). Upon...

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  • Manta Ray

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located right on the beach. Open to the elements during the summer (a welcome sea breeze straight off the Med), this tastefully decorated restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. Discrete lighting, oceans of space (they do not cram the tables in to the large floor space) and if you get a table either on the terrace or next to the...

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  • Falafel & Shawarma (all places)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Where ever you go in Israel you can find this nice small places where they sale one The famous Falafel ! Its a good dish especially if your vegetarian, Served in a pita bread with salad and chips (if you like it.. that is) and there are planty of more salads to add to it as much as you wont for NO additional paying. Prices for such dish is aprx...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Nightlife

  • Mike's Place

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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  • Molly Blooms

    Molly Bloom’s used to be my favorite bar for quite some time. I liked it because it wasn’t as noisy and it was possible to talk to friends while enjoying beer and good and not loud music. Happy hour lasted till 8pm. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday live music was played, the bar was open till the last customer is done drinking and St. Paddy's...

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  • TLV..

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

  • To & From The Airport

    I have just been to Israel and rented a car from Shlomo Sixt. I was veery happy with the service that i got. SO if you want to rent car in Israel - I advice you to go for it! - http://www.shlomo.co.il/Car-Rental-Israel/

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  • Busses Fares and Guides

    The Tel-Aviv bus scene has two major companies serving the city: DAN and EGGED. DAN has som 50+ routes in the city and EGGED about 80+.

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  • Flights, Security and customs

    The Ben-Gurion International Airport is not far from Tel-Aviv and only about 40 min from Jerusalem. It is easy to get to/from by train, taxi or local buses. When departing remember to get to the airport ahead of time do to the extra security measurements.

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Shopping

  • Shopping Centers

    The Dizengoff Mall is a large shopping mall in the center of Tel Aviv. It is built on what used to be the Nordia city quarter. Construction started in 1972 en was completed five years later. The mall is constructed at both sides of Dizengoff street abd a skyway connects the two parts. There are 400 stores and two cinema's in the complex.

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  • Tel Aviv Markets

    At the Old Jaffa Flea street market you can find something of everything. Don't expect too much of the merchandise and negociate about the price. A part of the market are small shops at the Ami'ad street. Behind the shops is a partly covered court with everyday's second hand stuff. Depends on your trading skills

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  • what to buy in Tel Aviv

    There numerous art galleries in the Old Town of Yaffa district, lovely items not always on the cheap side but worth to take a look. Most visitors will be happy in Skuk HaCarmel, the famous market in the south part of Tel Aviv (main entrance from junction of Allenby and Skeinkin streets). It’s a colorful market full of sounds and smells as expected....

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

  • Local Food

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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  • Language

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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  • Israeli Currency

    The Israeli Currency is NIS = New Israeli Shekel, in in short as we say Shekel. From time to time im updating here the Currency rates just to give an idea of the aprx current rate: If you must have an updated one then check it on the web. According to May 19th, 2007: 1 Euro = 5.5 Shekels 1 USD= 3.97 Shekels

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Warnings and Dangers

  • General Security Advices

    I understood why they say that you have to be at Ben Gurion airport (probably others as well but this is the one I used) 3 hours before departure. I was flying in and out of Israel with Lufthansa, and as of May 2010, they have their baggage drop counters on T3, Level G. As I was already checked in, I proceeded there and I was happy to see that...

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  • Beach Safety

    Every year between Mid' of July and aprx Mid of August a huge Jellyfish groups "visit" Israel on its way north. (towards Lebanon and further north). Those Jellyfishes are NOT as dangerouse / deadly as in Australia for example or maybe in other places too BUT they can give you a bad burns on the skin !!! They are BIG and nasty and the spread their...

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  • Money and Safety

    I bought a lot of merchandise at MAZAL TOV, 159 Dizengoff in Tel Aviv. I signed the AMEX credit card receipt for 215 shekels.When I got back to the states I was charged in US Dollars. THE MERCHANT ALTERED THE RECEIPT. There are many forms of this same scam. Some items are marked just with a number and when you get to a cashier they try to charge...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Tourist Traps

  • Do not use Mazada Tours

    I booked two Israeli day tours through Mazada tours through the Internet. They advertised their prices in dollars. They overcharged me by more than $30 per tour. They said it was for conversion into Israeli currency. The math did not add up and I called back. Then they said they charge 5% for a credit card (nobody else does this). Again the math...

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  • Allenby st. near the beach

    Pretty much everything you see on Allenby st. in the blocks that are close to the sea...stay away. There are a few rare spots that for some reason chose to locate their "life" there and are still legit (and in time they will be mentioned so you could check 'em out too), but all in all... this is the "tourists ghetto" - whether these tourists are...

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  • Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport destroys...

    Hi there,I want to warn fellow tourists for the Customs on the International Airport Ben Gurion. Of course its normal that the Security on the Airport searchs through your luggage and that they ask you all kind of questions, even weird questions. No problem in my opinion. Its all done for safety. The problem I experienced yesterday (may 30, 2009)...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo What to Pack

  • Nothing Special

    Beach wear. LA type of gear.I visited in late September and it was still warm in the day and a little cooler at night. Very tropical at this time of year. European style electric adaptor. Most International hotels have a uni-version in the room but, if you need to charge your phone somewhere (airport) it is a good idea to have a universal...

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  • you do need a sweater!

    Some people say warm clothes are not needed - but if you for example plan to travel by bus or spend time inside a building bring a sweater or something like that - a lot of people here go crazy with the air condition and you might catch a cold...

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  • you do need a sweater!

    Some people say warm clothes are not needed - but if you for example plan to travel by bus or spend time inside a building bring a sweater or something like that - a lot of people here go crazy with the air condition and you might catch a cold...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Off The Beaten Path

  • Walks & Tours Guides

    There was famous Israeli writer and painter named Nahum Gutman, who grew up in Tel-Aviv. In his books he described the life in the city which was several years old at the time. One of his books was The Orange Peel Trail. Several years ago the Tel-Aviv municipality marked several routes throughout the city, called Orange Routes. There are four such...

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  • Museums

    A large variety of personal works and a fascinating art collection located on the 3rd floor of the artist’s residence in abuilding from 1740 in Old Yafo which was an inn used by Jewish pilgrims passing through Jaffa port on their way to Jerusalem. The original structure has been preserved and used as a backdrop for the sculptures, furniture and...

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  • Safari in the middle of the city!

    The Tel-Aviv Zoo is the biggest in Israel. Only, it's not really in Tel-Aviv, it is located in Ramat-Gan. The zoo has two parts, the regular zoo where you walk around and the animals are enclosed and the safari part where you drive your car (or ride the internal train they have there for kids) and the animals roam free around you. The old zoo used...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Sports & Outdoors

  • Beach Activities

    On the Tel-Aviv beaches you can take part in Israel's most popular beach sport: play beach bats with round wooden bats and a firm rubber ball. You will be amazed by the speed and energy of the game when played by the "semi-professionals" on the beach! It sometimes looks more like a high-speed squash game than a leisurely beach game. So, watch...

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  • Scuba Diving Club & School

    Diving in Tel Aviv with Dive Tel Aviv Diving Center Offers private dives, private scuba diving instruction, underwater photo & video shoots, and custom dives. Whether you’re an expert diver looking to experience one of the best Wreck Dives in Israel, a beginner diver looking to improve your skills, or have never dived before but always wanted to...

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  • Miscellaneous

    If you want to try Cable skiing you can go to Park Darom (other name is Menachem Begin Park). The park is located near Ha'tikva neighborhood and very close to Mesubim Junction. There is a small lake there where you can enjoy this sport. It is open from 12 until sunset and it will cost you 80 nis per hour. You can rent a board for 15 nis per hour

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Favorites

  • Old Jaffa

    Zohara and I joined Nathalie, Gil, Andie and Aydin for a walking tour of old Yaffo. This section is today the artists quarters and a few restaurants and studios. There is also a place where you can take a course on "wine appreciation" (gee, I appreciate it without a course ;O)) Do this tour in Spring or Fall in cooler weather, or if you do it in...

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  • Beach Activities

    The centre of life in Tel Aviv is, without question, the beach. From March-November, Friday & Saturday is full of people sunning themselves or simply gathering as family units, picnicing. Summer evenings and throughout the night are also busy. Early morning throughout the year you will see hardy souls braving the waves or simply being too healthy...

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  • Tours / Routes Guieds

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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