Tel Aviv is the second biggest city of Israel. It is located on the Mediterranean coast and one of the most tolerant, open minded, and hippest cities in the world. Make sure to experience everything that is on your list by renting a car to get you through the city on your own terms.
Many skyscrapers are being built here constantly. No wonder, Tel Aviv was chosen as the second best start up place for IT companies, right behind Silicon Valley. Tel Aviv is Israel's financial and technology hub, after all, and is referred to as the 'Silicon Wadi', Wadi being the Arabic word for valley.
Tel Aviv grew out of the old port city of Jaffa, which is now a neighborhood in the city. This neighborhood has some narrow streets that are perfect for wandering around. Here, you will run into all kinds of art galleries, but you also cannot miss the lighthouse, port, and street art.
You will not have to waste any time sleeping while visiting Tel Aviv. It is known as a part capital and city that never sleeps since Tel Aviv has a booming nightlife and 24-hour culture. The largest area for nightclubs is the Tel Aviv Port, while the South of Tel Aviv is known for its alternative clubbing. Another popular area is the Allenby and Rothschild area.
Tel Aviv is one of the destinations where you can combine your city trip with going to the beach. The beaches in Tel Aviv play a big part in attracting tourists, and are often ranked as some of the best beaches in the world. Enjoy the Mediterranean weather while lying on the beach or rent a board and go surfing. The beaches are also a prime location for other sports, such as running, cycling, and skating.
Food plays an important part in the Israeli culture and Tel Aviv adapts to new trends quickly. This is one of the reasons why restaurants and cafés are the best meeting points in the city. Plus, they can be found all over. Staples of the Tel Aviv food scene pita and hummus, dolma, falafel, tabbouleh, and baklava.
Tel Aviv is like one big outdoor museum, the biggest in the world if you are talking about 30's architectural styles. 'The White City,' as it is often called, is registered on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Museums situated in the city include the Eretz Israel Museum, the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
One of the great things about visiting Tel Aviv is that there is so much more to see outside of the city also. Jerusalem is one big destination that cannot be skipped and it is only an hour away. If you rent a car, you can easily take a day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and see it all.
Renting a car is perfect for getting around Tel Aviv, so you can do everything you want to do during your stay. We at Orbitz offer low rates and rental car classes for everyone, whether you are looking for a compact car or an SUV. Reserve your car in advance and pick it up upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.