Although the coronavirus brought international travel to a halt in Israel, we expect the skies will reopen in September for tourists from certain countries. Which means, this is the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation in Tel Aviv and we are here to give you some ideas to make your visit in our non stop city both fun and exciting, and affordable and safe.
Explore the beaches
The 14km of the gorgeous Tel Aviv-Jaffa promenade is packed with different activities and options, depending on the beach you walk past – from volleyball games and exercise equipment to comfortable benches overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea; from family friendly to surf friendly spots.
You can either rent a bicycle or a scooter and ride along the promenade, or take a leisurely walk, and when you get a bit tired, just jump in the sea or sit down for a meal in one of the many restaurants and cafes along the way.
Dip your feet in water sports
It’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s a great workout – water sports activities are a great way to spend your day. In Tel Aviv, there are several beaches that offer various water sports. You can jet ski in the Tel Aviv marina, head to the Dolphinarium beach if you want to rent a surfboard or learn how to surf, kite surfing is available on Geula beach and on Hilton beach you can practice SUP yoga and also dabble in kayaking.
Join a tour
Taking a walking tour is one of the safest ways to explore the city and many tours are actually offered by the city for free. Walk the 1km long Independence Trail, which takes you on a journey through the founding of Tel Aviv and Israel with the help of an app; explore the unique vibe, incredible restored houses and rich history of the charming Neve Tzedek neighborhood; or get to know the beautiful Sarona colony, founded by German Templars in 1871.
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A host of affordable events
The city of Tel Aviv has quickly adapted to the need to maintain social distance and now offers various safe events and experiences, such as the Yarkon River’s Sail-In Floating Cinema – a movie screened under the stars while the moviegoers are seated in boats; the reopening of the legendary drive-in cinema; the Happy Thursday celebration at the Tel Aviv Port that includes great music, a pop-up market, street artists, happy hours in the restaurants and discounts in some of the shops; and Looney Tunes activities in Dizengoff Center, to name a few.
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Staying in a holiday apartment
Booking a holiday apartment instead of a hotel room is a great way to save money during your vacation, for two main reasons:
1. You don’t pay per-person, you pay per-apartment. This means that the larger your group is, the less you pay. Naturally, you need to check the maximum capacity of the apartment.
2. Holiday apartments offer fully equipped kitchens, so you don’t have to dine out for every single meal and you can save a lot of money by shopping for groceries in a local market or supermarket, and preparing at least some of your meals in the apartment.