Tel Aviv is vibrant and alive with buzzing culture, a beautiful sun-kissed Mediterranean promenade filled with sun worshipers in an unexpectedly modern city. With traffic gridlocks that would match that of London, its a good thing too that you have the equivalent of Boris bikes in Tel Aviv. This makes exploring a lot easier but we took to the sights on foot after parking the car. In about 5 years time you will be able to explore the whole of Israel on a bike with the proposed 100km national bike trail. The promenade is filled with skaters and runners, ice-cream touting kids on the block, cafes, restaurants, designer shops and night clubs, most of which are open 24 hours. Tel Aviv also seems to be a place where a lot of Israelis living out of town come for weekend entertainment and relation. The city also comes alive at night with party-loving Tel Avivans mingling in the coolest bars around town.
If you are planning on visiting Israel, Tel Aviv provides a great base for exploring other parts of the country. For much of our exploring we seemed to pass through it as we were in Shlomi, the north of Israel. Tel Aviv itself has great transportation but also great for links to other towns as you will find a train going to all major towns leaving from center of the capital. There is so much to see in the city, from Jaffa(Yafo) which can be reached on foot, to museums, bustling open market places and shopping malls which come with extra security at entrances, so don’t be surprised if they ask to search your bag before going in. It seems to be standard all around Israel. Tel Aviv is very diverse in its architecture and residents.
PS. Please let me know if you have any questions about visiting Israel that you would like answered, as I will shortly be addressing some of the questions people have emailed me about.