Tel Aviv is a modern cosmopolitan city where days are often spent cruising beaches or whiling away time in cafes. Every language seems to be spoken here, and along with its connection to the old world, the city is developing a contemporary art scene and dynamic youthful vibe. With Tel Aviv holiday packages, you can explore ancient Middle Eastern history, plus sample the best hummus and falafel on the planet—who can argue with that?
The Old City of Jaffa seems stuck in time when set against modern Tel Aviv, and that's part of its charm: you can almost feel the 4,000 years of history when you walk through the hilly stone streets. Take a gander of the historical Manshia Train Station in Jaffa, built in 1892, then head to the eastern side of the city centre. Here you'll find the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, where Renoir, Monet, Picasso and Matisse hold court along with 20th-century Israeli art. There’s even something for the little ones, as the museum has a robust calendar of children's shows.
Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy a tour through the "White City," Tel Aviv’s collection of about 4,000 Bauhaus buildings that is collectively recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique urban vision was prominent in Israel during the first half of the 20th century. Whatever you choose to do, Wotif’s Tel Aviv car hire deals make it easy to get from west to east and back again.
Tel Aviv has so much shopping, you’ll need to take it one street at a time. High-end fashions can be found along Dizengoff, jewellery on Shabazi and intoxicating spices on Levinsky. The city also boasts periodic art fairs at Nakhlat Binyamin. If you live to bargain, visit Shuq Hapishpeshim, the flea market in Jaffa, for everything from knick-knacks to premium goods.
Once you have your fill of souvenirs, filling your belly is the next step. You're never too far from stalls selling mouth-watering Israeli favourites like shawarma and falafel, which are spread throughout the city. For international flavour, restaurants often serve American-style burgers and Japanese-style sushi. Sheinkin and Rothschild streets and the Tel Aviv port are always great spots to find a wide variety of dining options.
After you eat, go ahead and take a nap—clubs in Tel Aviv won’t start bumping until after midnight. Head to the southern end of Rothschild Boulevard in Central Tel Aviv if you want to indulge. Or, skip the nap and start warming up! The wine bars of Neve Tzedek are calling you. For a more laid-back atmosphere, take in live music in Jaffa or a night party at the beach.
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