Tucked on Israel's Mediterranean coast is one of its major cities, Tel Aviv. It is known for its thousands of remarkable 1930's Bauhaus buildings located in the White City architectural area. Its modern and vibrant cosmopolitan vibe is a stark contrast to its older sibling, Jerusalem, making it a must-visit when you're traveling to Israel. This bustling city always has something up its sleeve for the modern-day traveler. Go surfing at one of the many popular surf spots or go museum hopping and be witness to the countries rich culture and history or even go enjoy a day shopping at its most popular flea market. Whatever you do make sure you have the Tel Aviv Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you on your adventure.
Not a lot of people know this, but Tel Aviv is actually a popular surfing spot or locals. With 186 miles of sandy beaches and a sea that is virtually free of seaweed and sharks, it makes for a great spot for surfers. The soft and weak waves may not be for pro-surfers, however, this means it's a great spot for beginners and laid-back surfers. Surfing is also something that you can enjoy no matter what month of the year you visit. Thanks to Israel's mild climate there is ample Summer and Winter surfing to be had.
2. Flea Market Shopping
Get ready to have your senses tickled at the Jaffa Flea Market. Located just next to Jaffa’s picturesque Old City and ancient Clock Tower, it offers a treasure trove of boutiques, laid-back cafes, pop-up bars, and even outdoor entertainment during the Summer. It is “the Flea Market”, this port-side neighborhood of alleyways, covered walkways and outdoor verandas has been operating for more than 100 years across the same sprawling streets. Open six days a week, from Sunday through Friday, you can get a chance to snag yourself some antiques, handmade, and even secondhand items.
3. Museum Hopping
Don't let the modernity of Tel Aviv fool you, it is also a country rich in preserving its culture and history. Enjoy a leisurely visit to its numerous museums including the Beit Hatfutsot, whose multimedia exhibits illustrate the history of Jewish communities worldwide. The Eretz Israel Museum covers the country’s archaeology, folklore, and crafts, and even features an on-site excavation of 12th-century-B.C. ruins. In the center of the museum complex rises Tell Qasile, one of the most fascinating and important archaeological sites in the Tel Aviv area.
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