The City of Tel Aviv is located on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. It is the second largest city in the country after Jerusalem. The city’s origins date back to at least 7,500 BC, when it was just Jaffa (Yafo). Jaffa is one of the oldest ports in the world, and Tel Aviv was later created as an adjacent Jewish enclave. The city’s official name is still Tel Aviv-Yafo, but the modernity of Tel Aviv has far outpaced and overshadowed the old port city. Visitors today will find a bustling metropolis with luxury hotels, beaches, museums, nightclubs, markets, and the famous White City with its Bauhaus architectural gems. Get a car for hire in Tel Aviv from our website so that you can set your own itinerary and explore the city at your own leisure.
You can start by visiting the gigantic Rabin Square. Other must-visit attractions include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Azrieli Observatory. Get a car for rent in Tel Aviv online from us and drop by in the Neve Tzedek area to browse the museum and shops. The Hacarmel Market is another integral part of the social and cultural fabric of Tel Aviv. A visit to Old Jaffa also comes highly recommended. Do not miss the Jaffa flea market.
There is no other city in the world quite as famous for Bauhaus architecture as Tel Aviv. Most of the fame is because of the White City – an entire quarter designed and built based on Bauhaus designs. It got Tel Aviv a UNESCO listing as a World Heritage site. The best place to see a lot of these structures is on Rothschild Boulevard. Do not miss Berlin House located on 83 Rothschild Blvd, built by Yosef Berlin in 1929. Neighboring properties worth a look-see include Rubinsky-Brown House and Engel House. You can find some more on Dizengoff Circle and on Bialik Street.
Tel Aviv-Yafo has 13 beaches covering almost nine miles on the coast. At the north end of the city, you have Hazuk Tzafon (Cliff North) Beach and then Tel Baruch. Both are popular but quite some way out. The next one is Nordau Metzizim, which is where you will find the party crowd hanging out at the beach bar. Ironically enough, the next beach is a religious separated beach which men and women visit on separate designated days. The next beach is the Hilton Hotel beach, which is a great place for surfers. Gordon, Frishman, and Bugrashov are picnic beaches where you will find the locals playing matkot. Jerusalem Beach near the Opera Tower building is likely to be less crowded, while Aviv Beach attracts a laid-back, bohemian crowd. Charles Clore Beach has a nice view of Jaffa, but why go for a view when you can actually be at the Givat Aliya Beach in Jaffa.
It is hard to imagine visitors in Israel spending time in Tel Aviv without visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Nazareth has biblical significance as the hometown of Jesus. Of course, Israel has a lot more to offer apart from religious destinations. Book your car rental in Tel Aviv through our website right now and plan for a coastal Haifa Bay Drive to the City of Haifa. Bet She'an and Caesarea have Roman-era ruins, while Akko has the Knights Hall and a UNESCO-listed historic old town. Eilat is a Red Sea tourist resort, while Tiberias offers religious sites along the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
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