Mar 23

Must-Visit Locales in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is made up of so many beautiful neighborhoods that are truly unique to the city. From historical architecture to relaxing natural sites, Tel Aviv provides a landscape that makes it nearly impossible not to fall in love. While each neighborhood has its own special qualities, there are some that simply cannot be overlooked during your trip. Here is our list of the must-visit neighborhoods to help you experience all the different vibes  that Tel Aviv has to offer.

  • Gan Hahashmal Neighborhood

    Gan Hahashmal literally means ‘garden of electricity,’ and this neighborhood is exactly that. Here, you will find high quality coffee shops and restaurants, along with galleries and local boutiques. Browse the racks at Getrud, Maya Bash, and Ugly Duckling to find garments made with exclusive Tel Aviv flare. Or, treat yourself  and your friends to gifts and accessories from PULP and Meira Sitton. After soaking up the style of Gan Hahashmal, take a break to enjoy a meal from 26 Hamburger Gourmet, which offers a lively French interpretation of the classic burger.

    Levontin St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Rothschild Boulevard – Habima Square

    Rothschild Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in the city, which leads to the cultural hub of Tel Aviv called Habima Square. Begin your adventure at Cafe Habima where you can get a delicious coffee with a fresh pastry or delectable sandwich to give you the energy you need for the day. Then, venture out onto the boulevard and discover fashion forward looks at stores like Tres & Vas. Continue walking down the tree-lined avenue, and you’ll come across contemporary art galleries like Sommer Gallery, that hold exciting exhibits.

    Tarsat Ave 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Old Jaffa & Flea Market

    Jaffa (pronounced Yafo) is the oldest neighborhood in Tel Aviv-Yafo. As an ancient port city, Old Jaffa offers a wonderful blend of charming cobblestone streets and vast views of the Tel Aviv coastline.  There are a multitude of tasty eateries along the waterfront, as well as architecturally appealing sites like mosques, churches, and historic stone buildings. After discovering all the gems the neighborhood holds, take a break and ease your mind at Yoko Kitahara Spa.

    Or, if you’re in the mood for shopping, be sure to go hunting for antique treasures at the Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpeshim) and take a little bit of the ancient city home with you.

    Kikar Kdumim, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

    All the chaos of Tel Aviv is juxtaposed against the calming nature of Neve Tzedek, a sanctuary within the city. Neve Tzedek’s narrow passageways are home to many upscale bistros and shops, which give the whole area quite a luxurious feeling. The neighborhood also hosts the Suzanne Dellal Center, which presents countless performances from groups from around the country and the world. There is always an incredible event taking place, so be sure to check what’s coming up during your stay.

    Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Levinsky Market & Florentin

    Florentin is the resident artistic neighborhood of Tel Aviv, and the free-spirited vibe of Florentin is a huge part of Tel Aviv’s identity. After wandering the streets and appreciating the street art, savor artisanal pizza from Pizza Lila. Then, head over to the famous Levinsky Market where aromas and bright colors dominate this street. Pick up flavorful spices, dried nuts, flowers, and more, and then enjoy the market from an unusual vantage point with a drink in hand inside a repurposed pick-up truck at Cafe Levinsky 41.

    Florentin Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Masaryk Square

    Tel Aviv is abundant with squares that make the city feel more like a small, friendly town, and Masaryk Square is one of them. Just off the path from the city center, it’s a great place to sit down and take in Tel Aviv’s bustling vibe. While you’re there, step into some handmade shoes from Olive Thomas and try walking a mile in a local’s shoes. Or, check out boutiques like Shine or Gertrud for one-a-kind clothing and accessories that will always remind you of your trip to Tel Aviv.

    Masaryk Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel