Find out what makes the city swing to a different beat after you’ve checked in at your Tel Aviv hotel...
With a Mediterranean coastline, a breezy café culture, swinging nightclubs and a feeling that pleasure and business really do mix, Tel Aviv is a scintillating destination in which to spend some time.
An exciting cultural scene and bags of history can be enjoyed away from the lively beaches too, so there's a little something for everyone in this city of Israel.
Book hotels in Tel Aviv to access the best of the city. There's no shortage of sightseeing opportunities, and your feet will be able to lead you to the best as most are concentrated in a fairly compact area.
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When it comes to hotels, Tel Aviv offers a striking array of choices...
Beach-side bastions of opulence are common near the golden sands of the sunny coastline and you could easily check in to enjoy a typically Mediterranean holiday. The sights are within easy reach of the beaches, so don't be concerned that you'll be shut off from the attractions. Further from the shore, and still in the luxury hotels bracket, you'll find grand old historic buildings housing four- and five-star hotels.
Budget hotels are scarce in Tel Aviv, which does have an expensive accommodation scene. Rooms considered cheap will be in hostels and small, independent hotels, though if you're willing to forgo items such as breakfast, you might be able to find a deal at a better grade of hotel.
Hotel chains can be found across the city with properties from companies such as Isrotel, Intercontinental, Park Plaza, Renaissance, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Mercure and Sheraton.
Figuring out where to stay in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv is relatively easy. The city really developed from the south and went northwards, so for a more modern holiday base, pick a hotel at the beach or in the northern leafy and affluent neighbourhoods on the north side of the River Yarkon.
The city centre contains attractions, shops, restaurants, and plenty for tourists, while the southern part of Tel Aviv is much older, in some parts a little tatty, but extremely charming. The Old City of Jaffa, or Yafo, is an ancient port area and worth spending some time in, even if you don't book a hotel amid the hustle and bustle.
From your central Tel Aviv accommodation you can stroll out to see these popular sights…
Top five attractions
Unrivalled views of the city are on offer from the highest observation deck in the Middle East. There's a pretty smart restaurant on the 49th floor, too.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Home to some exceptional pieces, although the building is a work of art in its own right.
Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People
This museum provides an interesting tour through the culture and heritage of the Jewish people.
Jaffa Old City
Fascinating walled city with alluring passageways and tiny streets.
Lovers of fine architecture will be drawn to this, one of Tel Aviv's main streets famed for its stylish buildings.
Food and drink, dancing and partying, the annual calendar in Tel Aviv rarely gets a reprieve from all-out fun...
Purim; February/March: One of the dates that Jewish people look forward to the most, Purim is a feast of celebrations involving eating traditional dishes and drinking wine.
Taste of Tel Aviv (Taam Hair); May: Annual food festival where the population delights in showcasing a culinary scene as exciting and diverse as its population.
White Night Festival; summer: Tel Aviv's reputation as a city of parties is certainly not eroded in any way by the White Night Festival – a night of continuous activity with no sleep.
If you don't fancy dancing and drinking the night away, there's always shopping – businesses are allowed to stay open for 24 hours.