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Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

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Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

My husband and I (60 year olds, like hiking walking and museums and any Jewish sites) are going to visit my daughter in Tel Aviv. We have never toured the city plus we will have a car and my daughter works in Petach Teva. Any suggestions for what to see will be appreciated.

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1. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

In Tel Aviv itself visit the following:

The new Old Jaffa Visitors Center - reservation for guided tour required in advance.

Port of Yafo

HaTachana complex

Neve Tzedek neighborhood

Rothschild Blvd

Independence Hall

Tel Aviv Port (Namal Tel Aviv)

Palmach Museum - advance reservations often required months in advance. This is the single best attraction in Tel Aviv IMHO.

Museum of the Jewish Diaspora

Eretz Israel Museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

South of Tel Aviv, you'll find the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot. Advance reservation required for the tour there.

Less than one hour north of Tel Aviv, you'll find spectacular Caesarea National Park.

You'll find lots of interesting places less than one hour east of Tel Aviv in the Judean Hills.

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2. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

Dave's list is fantastic.

Don't miss Tel Aviv's sea-side promenade.

Apart then Tel Aviv, are you considering touring Jerusalem?

Edited: 2:30 pm, February 05, 2013
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3. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

thanks for the response. We will be in Jerusalem for a week and then go one to Tel Aviv.

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4. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

where do I get advanced reservations? on website for museum or wait until I get to Tel Aviv?

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Do NOT wait to arrive in Tel Aviv for making reservations to the Palmach Museum. If you do that, you're most likely not going to obtain tickets. The tickets for that museum tour in English sell out months in advance. Contact the museum through its website.

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Is there a city-wide visitor's center where you can buy tickets in advance to all these things? or do I have to go to each place and buy tickets for another day?

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I can't read Hebrew and can't find where on site to buy tickets...I'll try calling tomorrow.

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8. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

No. The Palmach Museum has no connection to the city of Tel Aviv per say. It is connected to the Ministry of Defense of the State of Israel. You'll have to contact the museum directly to reserve your English language guided tour.

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9. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

Look at the City of Tel-Aviv tourism web site; it has a lot of information and gives the addresses and hours of the tourist information offices:

http://visit-tlv.com/

Note these two pages:

1. The city offers five free walking tours every week:

visit-tlv.com/…

2. and offers discounts for attractions, restaurants, stores, etc:

iandm.co.il/Campaign/TLV/.../city_Pass.pdf

There is also a lot of information in the monthy "Time Out" magazine, Tel-Aviv edition:

http://digital.timeout.co.il/english/

One of the highlights of Tel-Aviv is the old "Bauhaus" neighbourhood, centered mainly along Rothschild Blvd. The city offers a free tour every Saturday morning (see above) but if that day is not convenient you have two choices:

1. A guided tour or audioguides offered by the Bauhaus Center on Dizengoff St:

http://www.bauhaus-center.com/tours.html

2. A self-guided tour:

http://www.white-city.co.il/english/index.htm

Click on [Tourism] and print out the brochure for each street.

The second major attraction in Tel-Aviv is the old city of Jaffa. The main sites to see are:

- the old port

- the Old City, above the port (churches, artist studios, etc). There is a Visitors Center.

- the clock tower square (Yefet Street), to the east of the Old City

- the flea market, on the east side of Yefet Street.

This web site gives a good summary:

igoogledisrael.com/2012/…

The major museums in Tel-Aviv are:

- Jewish Diaspora Museum:

http://www.bh.org.il/visitors-center.aspx

- Palmach Museum (must be booked in advance):

…palmach.org.il/show_item...859&itemType=0

- Rabin Center:

rabincenter.org.il/Web/En...m/Default.aspx

- Eretz Israel Museum:

http://www.eretzmuseum.org.il/e/

- Tel-Aviv Museum of Art:

http://www.tamuseum.com/

There are many more smaller museums (e.g. Independence Hall, Ben-Gurion House, Rubin Art Museum, etc). You can see a list here:

http://ilmuseums.com/

Markets:

There are three big outdoor markets in Tel-Aviv:

- Jaffa Flea Market (see above) - daily, except Saturday.

- Nachlat-Binyamin Arts&Crafts Fair - every Tuesday and Friday.

www.nachlat-binyamin.com/en-Default.aspx

- Carmel Market (food, clothing, houseware, etc) - daily, except Saturday.

www.youtube.com/watch…

Entertainment and restaurants:

There are two sites that have been developed as entertainment areas with restaurants, pubs, clubs, etc:

-Tel-Aviv port, in north Tel-Aviv (not the same as the Jaffa Port):

http://www.namal.co.il/en/default.aspx

- HaTahana (the restored Old Turkish train station) in Neve Zedek:

http://www.hatachana.co.il/Home

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10. Re: Tel Aviv 6 nights what to do?

Thank you so much for responding. Your list looks great. I did visit Ben-gurions house in 1995. It made such an impression on me that I was thinking of taking my husband...would you add it to the list or suggest skipping it?

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