el Aviv Travel Guide & Information

Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv is a rapidly growing city in the midst of an exciting transition from medium urban center, to bustling international metropolis. It is the country's financial capital and a major performing arts and business center. As a major Mediterranean center, Tel Aviv is a magnet for international tourism. The city is also lovingly known as "the city that never sleeps" due to its thriving nightlife, young atmosphere and 24-hour culture.

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Travel to Tel Aviv and experience electrical energy and 24-hour life that give the city a cosmopolitan flair, comparable to other major cities in any part of the world. Book flights to Tel Aviv and enjoy numerous beaches, bars, cafes, restaurants, upscale shopping, great weather and cosmopolitan lifestyle that have made Tel Aviv a popular tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors.

Tel Aviv is the most modern and westernized city in Israel. Present day Tel Aviv is one of the liveliest cities. Enjoy a rich night life scene. Whether you are into clubbing, eating at local restaurants, taking a break at one of many coffee shops, or sightseeing, Tel Aviv has something for everyone. The variety of things to see and do make it a "Must See" for every traveler.

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Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums:

Tel Aviv is home to several world class museums.

Eretz-Israel Museum:The Eretz Israel Museum is a historical and archeological museum in Ramat Aviv, a neighborhood in northern Tel Aviv. The museum has a large display of archaeological, anthropological and historical artifacts. Each pavilion is dedicated to a different subject: glassware, ceramics, coins, copper and more. The museum also has a planetarium.

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art: was established in 1932 and houses a comprehensive collection of classical and contemporary art, especially Israeli art, a sculpture garden and a youth wing. The Museum's collection represents some of the leading artists of the first half of the 20th century and many of the major movements of modern art.

Prominent Attractions:

Tel Aviv has host of other attractions well worth visiting.

Rabin Square:Rabin Square previously known as “Kings of Israel Square” is a large public city square in central Tel Aviv. It is the largest open public square in Tel Aviv, and is known for holding many rallies, parades and other public events. It was re-named after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, following his assassination in 1995. Today, a memorial can be found on the site where Rabin was assassinated.

Yarkon Park: The Yarkon Park is a large urban park in the heart of Tel Aviv and plays host to 16 million visitors annually. The park includes extensive lawns, sports facilities, botanical gardens, an aviary, a water park, two outdoor concert venues and artificial lakes. One of the park's main attractions is Tel Afek and its Ottoman-period fortress, Binary Bashi, overlooking the springs of the Yarkon River.

Carmel Market:The Carmel Market is the largest market in Tel Aviv. The market is open every day of the week and sells mostly food, but also a variety of items, such as home accessories and flowers. It is a narrow alley with a long line of colorful stalls on either side. Each sells local goods at bargain prices. The Carmel Market is Tel Aviv's largest food and vegetable market. A visit to The Carmel Market is “Must" for tasting Tel Aviv's culinary culture.

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Where to Stay in Tel Aviv:

As Tel Aviv is a premier travel destination and Israel's leading business center, there is a plethora of hotels to choose from, cheap hotels, 4-Star Hotels Under $99, lots of youth hostels and more.

Center : The central area of Tel Aviv is confined by Allenby Street from the south and the Yarkon River from the north. The main hub of the city contains numerous tourist attractions and shopping areas. The area is home to most of luxury hotels, several word class eateries, a vibrant nightlife and world class attractions, like The Yarqon Park, Rabin Square and Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, to name a few. Budget travelers and backpackers will find several hostels and budget hotels in the center of Tel Aviv.

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Jaffa :Jaffa, now considered the Israeli coastal metropolis, is a southern suburb of Tel Aviv and represents the most ancient city center and port within the Tel Aviv region. Parts of the Old City have been renovated, turning Jaffa into a tourist attraction, featuring old restored buildings, art galleries, theaters, souvenir shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and promenades. Visitors looking to stay in this area will find numerous budget hotels to choose from.

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Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

As per the latest travel information available to Tel Aviv Travel, here are the following passport and visa guidelines to assist you further.

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* A passport valid for six months beyond the duration of stay, an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds are required for entry.

* A no-charge, three-month visa may be issued upon arrival and may be renewed.

* Travelers carrying official or diplomatic U.S. passports must obtain visas from an Israeli embassy or consulate prior to arrival.

For Canadian Citizens:

* A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Israel.

* Proof of a return ticket is also required.

This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.

We recommend that you check the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, so that you do not miss out on any of the fun while visiting Tel Aviv.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Tel Aviv

With great beaches, top cuisine and an excellent nightlife, Tel Aviv is a popular year round destination. However, the most popular time to visit Tel Aviv is July and August.

Another popular time to visit is during early April and late September, early October.

Budget travelers can save on airfares and hotels while travelling during November through March.

Planning your Visit:

High season: (July to October)

Low season: (November to March)

Tel Aviv Weather

Tel Aviv has a Mediterranean climate with hot, humid summers, pleasant springs and autumns and typically cool, wet winters.

* With hot summers and mild winters, the levels of humidity can be high, particularly during the winter months of December and January.

* The summer climate in Tel Aviv is at its hottest between June and September.

Currency and Language:

Currency:

There are many currency exchange offices along Hayarkon and Ben Yehuda streets, as well as other central areas.

Languages:

* The official languages of Tel Aviv are Hebrew and Arabic.

* Though English is widely spoken and understood.