Ramat Gan Things to Do
Ramat Gan National Park, Zoo and Safari
The Ramat Gan National Park is very easy (and cheap) to get to by bus from Tel-Aviv: Bus lines 35, 55, 43, 65.
The whole green area is the park + safari. The area colored in dark green is the park, it's actually a large municipal park with an artificial lake in its center.
The light green area is the safari, which you may enter private car / golf cart you rent on the premises / mini-train.
The safari bus goes through the lion's territory to the zoo entrance (colored blue on the map).Related to:
- Family Travel
Walk Around Bialik Street
Bialik street is the main commercial avenue of Ramat Gan, always bustling with window-shoppers. There are fashion shops - clothes, shoes, leather, jewelry, along with electronics, food and drinks. There are many Ramat-Ganis, old and young, stopping to greet friends and hear the latest gossip. Trees planted many decades ago give their shade to the sidewalks, so that walking is pleasant even in the summer.
The street curves gently to the right towards Rambam Square, where you can sit in a cafe and admire the bronze statue of Haim Nachman Bialik, Israel's national poet, after whom the street is named. He is sitting, holding his walking stick, as if contemplating his next poem.
From Rambam Square you can turn left into Sderot Ha-Yeled (Child's Boulevard), a quiet, shaded pedestrian street, leading into the King David Park.Related to:
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- Hiking and Walking
Family fun in Safary
If you are visiting Israel with kids then Ramat-Gan Safari is an absolute must for you. Well, adults can have the same fun also.
Safary grounds are organized as a winding road along savanna-like territory. You drive your own car and watch animals from the window. Bus tours are also available but the fun is not the same.
Here is a partual list of what can be seen:
Zebra, Kanna, Gnu, Rphino, Hippo, Tompson antilope and more.
At the very center of the Safari there is a regular Zoo from the best in the world with especialy rich number of shimpanze and elefants.
After leaving the Zoo, you continue along the road and very soon approach the Lion territory. Then another mile of svanna and you can either repeat the route or leave tied but satisfied.
The most fun is feeding animals, especialy when an Ostriche ispects each corner of your car with its head, or Zebra is taking carrots from your hands. This is officialy prohibited but nobody cares if you follow common sense (carrots for zebra and dry bread for antilopes). Offer'm a peace, otherwise they wouldn't apprach (see photos). Be carefull and do not step out of the car. This summer a hippo bite small boy which was two annoying out of the car. Hippos and Rhinoes might be dangerous!!!
The place become overcrowded on Saturday afternoon. A week day is better but if you ought to be there on Saturday - come first.
I remember once two ostriches standing by a sign - "Ticket control". Theye were checking each passing car for a peace of food (those guys eat virtually everything).Add to your Trip Planner
Ramat Gan Hotels
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Ramat Gan Restaurants
Mifgashim: Good restaurant for a business meal
"Mifgashim" is located near the Kiryat Krinizzi and Tel-Hashomer / Tel-Litvinsky neighborhoods of Ramat Gan. It is very close to the Sheba Medical Center.
This is a very good Middle Eastern restaurant, with a nice variety of first courses (stuffed zucchini and peppers, mushrooms, matias herring fillet and potato-filled-"cigars", among others), traditional Middle Eastern salads (tabuli, Turkish, various kinds of eggplant salads, humus and tehina, among others).
For main courses "Mifgashim" offers various fish dishes (sea bream, trout, tilapia, salmon or sea bass) and meat dishes (grilled and roasted). My veal was very good.
Service is professional and efficient.Related to:
- Business Travel
- Family Travel
Ramat Gan Nightlife
The Godfather: Almost an English Pub..
This Bistro / Pub was originally meant to be sort of an English pub, there are somethings which reminds of but i think its less intimate then the typical English Pubs.
The place is relatively new and quite nice, Located in another area which tourist doesnt really get to. Close to the "border" of Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan in the High Tech area of Ramat Gan.Add to your Trip Planner
Ramat Gan Shopping
Bialik Street shops: Bialik Street
Visit Bialik street vor various types of shoping needs. There are lot of shops there, almost for evere needs: Antiques, Books, Clothes, Art, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Flowers, Shoes and more more.. Also at the conner of Bialik st. and Jabotinsky st. you can find a small mall with some good shops and restaurants. The prices here is very reasonable.
What to buy: Jewelry, Gifts, Local CraftAdd to your Trip Planner