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 an amazing neighborhood - full of a very special vibe and diverse culture. I would recommend also to explore the southern part of Jaffa - Ajami neighborhood. Tiny streets, old Arabic buildings, lots of local noise and beautiful Midron Yafo Park! If you need any more recommendations about Jaffa feel free to ask! Or since we're living in the...

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  • Beach

    Long, wide, and sunny, the beaches of Tel Aviv are central to its culture. Despite being the largest and busiest city in Israel, Tel Aviv has managed to return this relaxed beachy attitude felt in other beach cities like Rio and Miami, especially along the promenade. There are numerous beaches along the stretch, each popular with a different age...

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  • Promenade

    If you have walked the northern part of the promenade, from the Tel-Aviv Harbor to Oepra Tower, and continue to walk down the southern part of promenade towards Jaffa, you are bound to sense the difference. You will hardly see trendy cafes and bars. The view will change, the Old City of Jaffa will be a constant fixture on the horizon as you draw...

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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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  • Shalom Hotel

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

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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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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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  • Cinemas/ Movies

    The Tel-Aviv Cinematheque was founded in 1973, and recently finally received a modern, dedicated building with five screening halls. The cinematheque is active daily from morning to night, with a varied program of quality movies from all corners of the world and also with an emphasis on Israeli cinema. Many special events and festivals are held...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

  • 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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  • To & From The Airport

    O transporte mais barato do aeroporto para o centro da cidade é o comboio. À noite, os comboios param apenas na estação central de Telavive. The cheapest way to travel from the airport to the city is by train. During the night, trains only stop at the central station in Tel Aviv. Duração da viagem / Trip Time 13 minutes Bilhete / Fare 16 NIS...

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  • Trains

    I advice on taking the train to get from the airport to the city especially when you leave Tel aviv to get to the airport. I had to wait the bus 222 one hour and 45 minutes!! Thank god i gave myself enough time to check in. Updated 2007: This time round i did not take a train as i arrived on a saturday and the ticket machines were not working and...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Shopping

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Independence Day

    This photo was taken in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on the eve of our Indepence Day (26.4). It shows part of a fireworks display and people watching it. We were celebrating 56 years since Israel was declared a state.

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  • 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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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

    I always observe the walls of cities I visit. They speak for themselves. It was remarkable that there was so much recent and young art work on the walls. Here are some pictures we took of the nicest ones.

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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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  • Tel Aviv Markets

    A good and inexpensive place to buy a used book in several languages. I travel several hundred kilometers to purchase here and if you buy in quantity like I do you also get an extra discount between 5-15%. Their address: 87 Allenby St. Tel-Aviv

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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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  • Skateboarding

    Another popular sport, so why not write about it. To be honest I wouldn't have liked my kids to do this, but as long as the kids are dressed appropriately with knee pads (I would hope), then let them enjoy. Buses: Dan: 48,1,2,4 Egged: any bus going to Kibbutz Seminar Cost: (not including Festivals) Sun-Thurs 1 hr NIS 17 Fri, holidays &...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo General

  • 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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  • Culture

    The Tel Aviv Folk Club presents an evening of live folk music. Four different gigs in one evening Folk, 60's, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz, Irish, etc. (with a possible jam session at the end) in an acoustic, friendly, intimate and non-smoky ambiance. On the following dates for 2007: (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month). 7 Feb, 21 Feb 7...

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  • 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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