Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Tel Aviv
is a bustling and lively city in Israel
that is home to over 400,000 people. It is the second biggest city in Israel and is a major economic hub. It is regarded as a bit of a bubble of western lifestyle in the middle east and the city is known for its easy going and laidback atmosphere. Despite feeling like a big city, Tel Aviv is fairly small and you’ll find yourself becoming familiar with your surroundings quickly. The city has a charming and slightly edgy quality and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this beautiful city. Tel Aviv also has the advantage of having a beautiful coastline
which is very popular with both tourists and locals. Hotels tend to be on the expensive side in the city and without being careful you could end up spending a lot of money on accommodation in Tel Aviv. Wimdu have a large range of offers in the city, from beach villas, apartments and bed and breakfasts in Tel Aviv that are great value. Stay in a Wimdu apartment for a chance to experience what it is really like to live in Tel Aviv!
Tel Aviv is made up of two parts – Tel Aviv Jaffa and Tel Aviv Yafo.
Tel Aviv means ‘Spring Hill
In 2009 the city celebrated its centennial year – the city was formed in 1909!
Tel Aviv is known as the ‘White City
’ due to its concentration of Bauhaus architecture.
The National Geographic named Tel Aviv the 9th best beach city in the world!
Things to do in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is an exciting and rewarding city to explore. There is lots to see and do in the city, from interesting markets
to Bauhaus architecture
. Tel Aviv has been designated a UNESCO
World Heritage Site due to the outstanding architecture in the city. Bauhaus architecture was developed by Jewish-German architects who were inspired by minimalism and Tel Aviv was the main place where their ideas came into fruition. The Museum for Bauhaus
tells the story and describes the inspiration behind this unique architectural style.
Did you know that the history of Tel Aviv goes back 3,500 years? There were three city centres in what today is called Tel Aviv. These centres were called Jaffa
. The Museum of the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
dives deep into the history of the region and is housed in the former city hall. Tel Aviv has two interesting markets in the city centre that are worth the visit. Both markets sit next to each other on parallel streets – Nachlat Binjamin
specialises in small, handmade trinkets and souvenirs made by local artists and Carmel Market
is like a Turkish market where you can buy cheap spices, tahini and vegetables. Both are worth a look around! Whilst in Tel Aviv you must take a walk down Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Aviv’s busiest streets and a popular tourist attraction. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants located on this road. The various beaches on the shoreline of Tel Aviv are famed for being clean and beautiful and are popular with tourists and locals alike. We recommend you go to the beach in the week as on weekends they get very busy.
Food in Tel Aviv
is very popular in Tel Aviv and is the most popular form of fast food in Israel. It is often eaten literally standing in the street and is hearty and always delicious. Hummus
(mashed chickpeas) and tahini
(a paste made from ground sesame seeds) play an integral part in most Israel street food dishes.
– Fried balls of mashed chickpeas or fava beans are extremely popular in Israel and across Europe. They are served in pita bread with hummus, tahini, salad and hot sauce.
– shawarma in Israel is made from turkey meat that has been sliced, marinated then roasted on a skewer. The cooked meat is then stuffed into pita with hummus, French fries and salad.
– this is a sandwich consisting of pita filled with fried aubergines and hard boiled eggs, hummus and tahini. It’s delicious!
If you’d like to try Tel Aviv’s famed restaurant scene, we recommend you visit our personal favourite restaurant – The Dining Hall
. This eatery features wide range of middle eastern cooking styles and the interior is modern and features Israeli music.
Another great idea, particularly for those on a budget is to make use of the self catering facilities at your Tel Aviv apartment. By cooking yourself you can slash the living costs during the time spent in the city.
For those choosing to stay in an bed and breakfast whilst in Tel Aviv, make sure you ask the owner, where he/she recommends you visit for an authentic and affordable meal. As a local they are sure to no the best places in the area.
Tel Aviv airport
, called Ben Gurion
airport, is Israel’s main international airport and is located to the south east of the city centre. The best way to get from the airport into the city is by train and the journey to Tel Aviv Savidor
central train station takes approximately 30 minutes. Taxis will also take you into central Tel Aviv and if is common to share the taxi journey (and cost) with fellow travelers. The centre of Tel Aviv is fairly small and you’ll find that you can easily walk to everything worth seeing in the city. The bus system will take you around the city if you don’t feel like walking but be warned – navigating the bus system is complicated! A nice way to get around Tel Aviv is to avail of the bike rental system that is popular with locals. You’ll find bike pickup points throughout the city and the service is called Telofan. If you’d like to take a day trip outside of Tel Aviv we suggest you visit the Dead Sea
. They are a short journey to the east of Tel Aviv and both are worth a visit. In fact most of Wimdu's customers use their apartment of bed and breakfast in Tel Aviv as a base to explore as much of Israel as possible.