Tel Aviv Travel Guide – How to Plan a Trip to Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv is a super lively city with great nightlife, an excellent art scene, colourful markets and gorgeous Mediterranean beaches.

I was born and bred in Tel Aviv, but these days I call myself a “part-time Tel Avivian”.

That’s because I spend about 6 months a year travelling and the rest of the time in my hometown.

Every time I come back to Tel Aviv I’m amazed at how fast the city changes. It’s so dynamic and it’s got a strong urban culture of its own.

Tel Aviv is a pretty unique travel destination in the Middle East. It’s a modern city (just over 100 years old) with a very open, liberal vibe.

People of all kinds are attracted to Tel Aviv, from Bohemian types to tech entrepreneurs.

It seems to welcome everyone and has tourists visiting all year round.

As I write quite a lot about Tel Aviv, I made this resource page to gather all the different guides and articles in one place.

If you’re planning a trip to sunny Tel Aviv, start here:

First time in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv doesn’t require a huge amount of preparation, but there are some things you need to know before you go.

I made this handy guide for first timers in Tel Aviv, covering frequently asked questions such as:

– How to get from the airport to the city?

– How long to spend in Tel Aviv?

– Where to stay in Tel Aviv?

Plus many more useful tips.

Saving money in Tel Aviv

While it’s one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world, there are ways to save money in Tel Aviv and make your trip affordable.

Follow the tips in my budget guide to Tel Aviv about flights, food, accommodation, nightlife and more.

Discounts in Tel Aviv

I’ve put together a list of discounts you can use to save money when you visit Tel Aviv:

The Ultimate Tel Aviv Guide

The Ultimate Tel Aviv Guide was published very recently by two of my fellow travel bloggers.

After reading it I can tell you they did a really excellent job 🙂

Tel Aviv Ultimate Travel Guide
Photo of Tel Aviv Port by Sahar Karat

It’s a very comprehensive guide that goes into great detail, and at the same time it’s quite compact and user-friendly.

It includes:

  • A full city guide
  • A 5-day itinerary
  • An interactive map
  • Discount coupons for attractions and restaurants

When you use the discount coupons, the guide will pay for itself.

On top of those coupons, I’ve arranged for a special discount for my readers on the Ultimate Tel Aviv Guide. Use code TLV10 at checkout to get 10% off.

If you’re planning a trip to Tel Aviv, I definitely recommend this guide, because it simply has everything you need.

Tel Aviv is a great city for foodies

Foodies love Tel Aviv. It’s got everything from top level fine dining restaurants to delicious Middle Eastern street food.

When you visit, you’ll soon notice the strong cafe culture and the huge range of bars and bistros.

Vegans and vegetarians have a lot of choices in Tel Aviv. It’s been called “vegan capital of the world” and boasts about 400 vegan-friendly eateries.

If you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just like good food, I recommend you take a vegan Tel Aviv tour.

You can take a self guided tour with the Bitemojo app that guides you to restaurants around the city, where you sample their dishes (pre-paid on the app).

You can also take a guided vegan food tour, which is very informative and takes you to some of the best vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv

Street Art in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has a vibrant street art scene. I recommend you take a guided tour to find all the gems…

I took a street art and graffiti tour and discovered gorgeous murals, eccentric paste-ups, strong statements and some very cute animals 😉

Tel Aviv’s unique architecture

Tel Aviv is famous for its 20th century architecture, mainly for the Eclectic Style and the International Style (also called Bauhaus).

These days, the city if full of glass towers and it’s easy to miss out on its old architectural gems.

I wrote a guide on how to spot Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv and you can also take a guided tour to learn about it in a historical context.

What else would you like to know about Tel Aviv?

Let me know in the comments below if there’s anything else you’d like to know about Tel Aviv and I’ll do my best to find answers for you.

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