Holidays in
Tel Aviv

Sunsets and swagger on the Med

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.

All resorts in Tel Aviv

Three tips for a top trip

Take it in your strideTel Aviv is compact enough to make walking a good option and it’s a great way to explore, but frequent buses and easily hailable taxis offer an alternative.
Be there for PrideTel Aviv is the most LGBTQ+-friendly city in the Middle East, and its June Pride parade is the largest Pride event in the Middle East and Asia.
Explore historic JaffaThe port of Jaffa is the oldest part of Tel Aviv – it even features in several Bible stories. Wonderful markets and atmospheric alleys make it a must-visit.

Best attractions to see in Tel Aviv

Gordon Beach

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.

Carmel Market

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.

Bauhaus architecture

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.

Your Tel Aviv questions, answered

Beach season is April to October. Outside the season, the water can still be pleasant, but fewer beaches have lifeguards and beach vendors are less common.

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, but Tel Aviv is home to the country’s largest university and only stock exchange, and has a sizeable population of more than 450,000.

Excellent, with a mix of classic Middle Eastern street eats (basically, anything you can fit in a pitta) and international cuisine. Sushi and ice cream are also popular.