Considered one of the best beach cities in the world, Tel aviv offers amazing attractions and cool things to do. Some of the attractions are less known & non touristy, some of them are for free and some of them are guided. The’re so many things to do that it’s hard to decide.
Surf, play volleyball, go on a walking tour, enjoy a street art & graffiti tour, listen to live music, watch the sunset from Independence park, picnic at HaYarkon park, exercise at the beach, practice SUP yoga, visit museums, party all night and more…
Best Things to do and see in Tel Aviv:
Go on one of Tel Aviv’s best city tours
There are several city tours happening in Tel Aviv almost every day. You can discover Tel Aviv by joining a walking tour, bike tour or even with a Segway (which is really fun).
Here is a list of Tel Aviv’s best city tours
- Tel Aviv street art tour – Walk through the streets of southern Tel Aviv admiring and learning about the vibrant street art and graffiti scene in Tel Aviv. Hear the compelling stories behind the artwork from a local guide.
- Tel Aviv: Modern & Old City Walking Tour – Get to know Tel Aviv and discover its ancient roots, centuries-old traditions, and its modern side as well. Take in bustling markets, walk along peaceful streets, and marvel at the towering skyscrapers. Visit Neve Tzedek, where it all began.
- Tel Aviv: Architecture Walking Tour with Guide – Explore the city of Tel Aviv through a comprehensive architecture walking tour exploring the intricacies and history of architecture both past and present. Enjoy live commentary on design and architecture in the Middle Eastern capital of cool.
- Tel Aviv: 2-Hour Levinsky Market Tour with Full Lunch – Visit a boutique market in south Tel Aviv, the best-kept secret for food and cooking-lovers. Try regional specialities, tasty delicacies, local baked goods, and pure spices of the highest quality.
Rent an electric scooter
There are scooters for rent all over Tel-Aviv. It’s cheaper to rent an electric scooter than taking a taxi and for sure much more fun. It’s nice to ride in many places but the best place to ride is from HaYarkon park to Tel-Baruch beach. Ride in evening time, start at the park and go all the way to the beach to watch the sunset.
I personaly recommend Bird scooters. There are many bird scooters everywhere, you can download the app and start using it immediately.
Water ski & Wakeboarding at Lake TLV
The biggest and leading Wakeboarding & water ski site in Israel. A funny day to go with friends and do some extreme sport together. The lake is located inside a nice park so it can be cool to spend the day there.
Lake TLV is located about 2 km east to “Shuk Hatikva” which is a great market, with a big variety of local food and an amazing market vibe to it.
Go on a bike tour
Tel Aviv is a great city to explore with a bicycle and most of the streets are bike friendly. Also, Tel Aviv’s size is not too big and a large part of the city streches along the coastline which makes it perfect if you feel you want to refresh in the sea.
I can say that many of the Tel Avivians move around by bike (or a scooter). Tel Aviv is very well connected and most of the roads feature a bicycle lane as well.
Bike tours in Tel Aviv
- Tel Aviv Jaffa Guided Bike Tour – A 3 hour bike tour to explore the highlights of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Biking through cool neighborhoods, beautiful streets and amazing markets, stopping on the way for some yummy Israeli food.
- Tel Aviv Highlights Bike Tour – Bike tour through some of the Tel Aviv’s key highlights, from Hayarkon Park, along the beach promenade to Rothschild Boulevard. Have fun and learn about local history, culture, and landmarks.
Go on a self-guided bike tour
Bikes can be rented at pretty much every corner in town and at any good hotel or hostel. For the lazy ones, an electric scooter can be a great option. Once you rent the bike, this is probably the best route to ride it: go to old Jaffa and ride along the beach promenade all the way to Reading power station, which is located in the northern part of the city next to the port.
go on a self-guided graffiti tour at Tel Aviv’s central bus station
Amazing graffiti at the 7th floor of Tel Aviv’s central bus station, made by international artists from all over the world. You should go at evening time and watch the sunset from the roof top parking.
There are a lot of graffiti tours in Tel Aviv but this one is unique, also the locals don’t know much about it and it is definitely worth a visit!
Eat sabich at “Sabich Hertzel”
Located in Florentine, a funny young neighborhood you have to visit anyway. This place serves an amazing Israeli dish called ‘Sabich’ – Pita bread filled with hummus, boiled egg, tahini, fired eggplant, tomatos, amba, green leaves and more… You have to go and try it yourself!
Volunteer at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Volunteering and helping animals. The place is open usually during morning time. The people Volunteering there are super nice and it is just another amazing way to do something good and to meet new people.
Watch the sunset from Independance Park
A beautiful hill next to the beach, people come during evening time, bringing snacks & drinks to watch the sunset. This is a unique place, you will be surrounded mostly by locals. The view is amazing and you can see the port, Tel Aviv city, the beach and the sunset.
Drink and draw with people from all over the world
Abraham hostel’s “Paint & Pint” is Tel Aviv’s best drop-in drawing & painting workshop. The hostel is located at Levontin street 21 and it is one of the coolest places in town.
Sit to a long table with people from all over the world, drink something, paint, relax, meet new friends, explore your creative inner-child, draw, or just get your hands dirty and have fun.
Rent a surfboard, take a lesson if you need and have a sporty day at the beach. The surf scene in Tel Aviv is big, especially in the southern beaches. The surfers around are super nice and it is another great way to meet people where you can later on hang out together.
Walk Tel Aviv’s beach promenade
One of the best things about Tel Aviv is its beach promenade. Recently renovated, the promenade goes along Tel Aviv’s coastline all the way from jaffa till’ Tel Aviv’s port and even byond.
I truly believe that it’s one of the best boardwalks in the world. It offers easy access to the beach or any of the countless cafes dotted along the shore. The beach promenade is always interesting, full of life and one of the best beach activities for all ages.
This is an amazing walk with beautifully paved path where people are walking their dogs, using the exercise equipment on the beach, cycling, jogging, running, playing volleyball or doing other kinds of beach activities.
The best thing about this boardwalk is that it’s one of the best places in Tel Aviv to watch the sunset. It feel like the all the people are coming down to the beach during the sunset which gives it a magical vibe.
Eat pizza at Florentin’s legendary “Habarbanel Pizza”
Located in Florentin and is one of the first pizza places around. Old school pizza place that serves beer for a good price and is open until late for an after party munch. If you are interested there are also some really cool local bars around the area, with a lot of live music almost every evening.
Practice SUP Yoga
Stand up paddle boarding aka SUP is an amazing thing to do in Tel Aviv. In the recent years the sport has developed a lot and there are different kinds companies and private people teaching it.
One of the places offers SUP yoga, a combination of SUP and yoga. Combining the two together, yoga on a paddle board inside the sea during sunset, is a magical experience for the body & mind.
Tel Aviv is a fast-paced city, stopping for a moment, doing yoga, listening to the waves and having the sunset in the background is the perfect stress relief activity for you.
The SUP yoga takes place in Marina Tel Aviv, there are private and group classes to choose from, you just have to go and check it out yourself.
If you’re intrested in other alternative beach activitities that Tel Aviv has to offer, make sure you check this post.
Visit Gugys Public House
A psychedelic bar, many rooms, colorful lights, sitting areas & cool vibes. Cheap prices all week and one crazy & funny owner that makes everyone happy!! The bar is located next to the Carmel Market, a cool market to see during noon time.
Picnic at Park HaHorshot
A beautiful park in the southern part of Tel-Aviv. A great picnic spot to chillout and escape the city for a bit. This is also a very unique place in Tel Aviv and you won’t see many tourists around.
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Quote of the day
“Never stop doing things for the first time.”