Tel Aviv holidays mix fun, food and glamour. This Mediterranean metropolis has a fine beach and an infectious swagger – you’ll go home with a renewed taste for the finer things in life. It’s got plenty of culture, too. Tel Aviv’s White City is a central district that’s full of elegantly simple Bauhaus buildings, built by artists and architects who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. East of here, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art houses a phenomenal collection of Impressionist paintings in a surreal venue that looks like a giant crumpled envelope.
Smaller galleries and music venues can be found across the city, along with countless places to eat and be merry. Food markets, kebab stalls and cutting-edge restaurants offer experiences to suit any occasion – the hummus and seafood here are superb. Beachfront and rooftop bars offer inventive drinks, from the healthy to the wild, and a wide range of clubs push on until dawn. But the definitive experiences Tel Aviv provides are often on the beach. The city’s sands stretch for 14 kilometres, offering swimming, surfing and paddle ball. Holidays to Tel Aviv reveal sunsets that bathe the Mediterranean in an other-worldly glow, offering a moment of contemplation in a city that pulses with excitement.
The city’s main beach, with soft sand, sunloungers, restaurants, ice-cream sellers, volleyball courts, DJ bars and a boardwalk. The place to go to watch the locals unwind.
Another great place to visit, this market is a cheerful hubbub of food vendors and other stalls. It’s a good spot to pick up a traditional snack or two.
Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus buildings are a Unesco World Heritage Site. Get a sense of the White City by strolling along Bialik Street, home to the old City Hall.