Tel Aviv Vacations & Travel Packages!
Located on the Mediterranean coastline in central west Israel, Tel Aviv is the focal point of the larger Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. The city, with its golden beaches and vibrant cosmopolitan outlook, is the most modern metropolis in the country. Most of the visitors come here to shop in enticing boutiques, soak up the sun, and enjoy delicious food at the renowned cafes and restaurants in the city. Tel Aviv is also replete with small museums and funky art galleries. The city is nicknamed as 'The White City' and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in the year 2003.
Places of Interest in Tel Aviv
A short walk in the south along the beach from downtown Tel Aviv takes travelers to the old port town of Jaffa. This beautiful town boasts preserved acropolis remains and architecture. The town is lively especially in the evening when it is swarmed by diners. For shopaholics, the flea market here can be a great attraction. Jaffa retains its old-fashioned charm, and is a wonderful place to enjoy serenity.
Dizengoff Circle and Surrounds
The hub of the city is the Dizengoff Circle, which is laid out on two levels with a raised area for pedestrians. From the circle, tourists can also walk on Dizengoff Street that runs southeast to Habimah Square. Habimah Square is the cultural center of the city and is home to the Habimah Theater.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A wonderful place to visit for art buffs, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a leading museum in the contemporary art scene of Israel. The museum boasts works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Henry Morre, Monet, and Degas, along with the world's largest collection of art pieces by Israeli artists.
Located in the house that was once occupied by Haganah Commander Eliyahu Golomb, this museum documents Haganah guerrilla force that actively attacked British Mandate Rule. In addition to this, in the museum there are several weaponry exhibits and information on the Haganah's activities. The museum remains closed on Friday and Saturday.