Tel Aviv is a great city. Easy to get around, great shopping, beautiful beaches. There are neat places to visit like Rabin Center and of course the Shook or market place, beware of getting ripped off by overly friendly "I'll give you a great deal" vendors, instead go to the little Jewish shops down the street where the vendors are very honest and have better quality and larger variety of goods!
Modern, dynamic city with excellent infrastructure in terms of roads, bus, taxi and rail systems. Borgrashov Street and Allenby Street retauatants, waterfront restaurants, Jaffa, Azriella Centre, Dizengoff Centre, Carmel Market,Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan all interesting places to see.
(South Tel Aviv very grotty and unpleasant. Central Bus Station is a nightmare and needs to be cleaned up quickly).
Busier shops and restaurants usually have staff who understand English. Beware that many shops and buses stop running for Sabbath, that is from 2pm on Friday and all day Saturday, however there is more open in Tel Aviv than anywhere else in Israel.
There's lots of history in the city, despite it being relatively new. Many of Israel's "founding fathers" had homes here over the last century, and there are many museums and art exhibitions available for those wishing to see it.
Shopping is also apparently good, although I think better prices can be had elsewhere in the world; people aren't coming to Tel Aviv to shop. Food may also be good, but again the prices here are quite high. I loved the beaches and the old city of Jaffa, but if you want to go to museums, plan for Sabbat--everything is closed starting early Friday afternoon and not opening again until Sunday morning.
Tel-Aviv is only 100 years old, but Jaffa, which now is a part of Tel-Aviv is 2,500 yeras old. You can find in Tel-Aviv the new and modern buildings along side with over 100 years old buildings.
It is a fusion of tastes (in the many restaurants)and variaty of people from all over the world (including the illegal immigrants and refugees from Africa), but it is an expensive city (especially real estate and hotels) and hectic driving (better take a cab)
A great place centrally located in a great country with so much history and so many places to see. This wether a person is interested in religion or not.
It was my first time in Tel Aviv and I love this city. Tel Aviv offers a variety of different stuff to for different type of travellers.
You have the beach in front of the city, in order to relax after a shopping day. You have close to Tel Aviv nice places to see such Jerusalem and the Dead sea, which can be visited in one day trips. I just say Tel Aviv is worth to visit!
Very cosmopolitan. Lots of culture, museums, sightseeing,relaxation at the beach. Definitely an eclectic mix and something for everyone.
Expensive city, nice lovely people, nice beaches and food. Road sign is easy for walking tour. Public transport is convenient as well.
There are not too many real sights in the city, but the attraction is the city itself. Exploring the different quarters is great fun.
Architecture enthusiasts will love the white city. Restaurants are fantastic (though not always cheap). As it is common knowledge, the contrast with Jerusalem could hardly be greater.
Loads of restaurants, cafes and bars. Beach is nice, although pretty crowded. Lots to see and do. Plenty of markets etc for gifts.
Very cosmopolitan city, but comes with a high price tag. To give an idea of prices... Beer is around 35-40 INS and main courses around 60-70 INS. Would highly recommend visiting, but have a budget in mind. Loved bars etc around Shenkin. Restaurant overlooking beach next to orchid hotel was really nice and great value for money; also the place where staff were really polite. For markets, one around Shenkin is good and also in Old Jaff.
great city due to the access to jerusalem and other religious historical sites. Not much choice of Asian restaurant.
Beautiful city. People extremely friendly and helpful. Felt very safe day or night. Great places to shop and eat.
Loved the sidewalk cafes. Transportation is very easy. Lots of museums, lot of history to cover, great beaches, great 'shouk' (Central Market). Take your camera and a big memory chip. Lots to see. I was there January 2013 and they had worse weather in 20 years. I loved it. Made it all the more special. Will be back.
Tel Aviv is the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. Always a pulse, always activities and open 24/7.
I love this town
The buildings are kind of drab and the people are not the most friendly people I've met in all of my travels.
But the people here are quite beautiful though. The gorgeous ones are oooh, really gorgeous.
It is a minor league version of miami beach.Great stall food and street food.(hummus,felaffel,schwarma.
)Once you eat at regular restaurants the prices escalate quickly.