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Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv

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You landed at Ben Gurion Airport and finally got to your hotel in Tel Aviv. But what are the best things to do in Tel Aviv? So the first thing a wonderful experience in Tel Aviv is a delicious breakfast. And the best breakfast I can recommend to you is at Mashya Restaurant.

Mashya Restaurant Is a Great Place For an Amazing Breakfast

Mashya Restaurant is located on the entrance floor of the Mendele Street Hotel on Mendele Mocher Sforim Street, one of the most charming hotels in Tel Aviv. The hotel is located one minute from the of the Best Beaches of Tel Aviv in the center of the lively Tel Aviv entertainment; galleries. Quite a few hotels offer outside guests those who do not stay at the hotel the option of having breakfast/brunch in the hotel dining room for a fee.

Coincidentally (: I’m one who especially loves the sumptuous breakfasts we have in hotels all over Israel. Because the variety and abundance are huge in Mashya. There is nothing like indulging in an invested breakfast with lots of small saucers; enjoy a selection of dishes with as many flavors and textures as possible. I want more than just omelets and salad! I fancy boutique cheeses, spreads, and dips, smoked fish, good bread, and pastries.

Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv: Carmel Food Market

The Carmel Food Market is open every day of the week, except Shabbat (Saturday); and sells mostly food but also a variety of items such as home accessories, and flowers. Tuesdays and Fridays are the signature days at the market as several independent artists and vendors sell unique crafts, art, and jewelry at Nahalat Binyamin Artisan & Craft Market at the adjacent Street just next to it.

Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv: Rothschild Boulevard

Rothschild Boulevard is one of the principal streets in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning in Neve Tzedek at its southwestern edge and running north to Habima Theatre. It is one of the most expensive streets in the city, being one of the city’s main tourist attractions. For example, this is where the state of Israel was declared back then in 1948. You can actually visit the place since now it’s a nice little Museum called the Independence Hall. For sure worth visiting and it does not take a long time.

Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv: Explore Old Town Jaffa

Another site worth visiting is Old Town Jaffa that today another neighborhood in Tel Aviv. But it’s worth mentioning that Jaffa was here a long time before Tel Aviv was established in 1909.  So as you can imagine the look and feel in Jaffa is very different from the rest of Tel Aviv. For example the population there is more Arab than Jewish. The architecture is dated back to the Ottman period and you can truly feel you are in a very distinct area.

The Old City is home to winding alleys filled with craft shops and art galleries, and stalls selling antiques and jewelry at the lively Jaffa Flea Market. Ottoman-era landmarks include the Clock Tower and St. Peter’s Church, while the Ilana Goor Museum shows Israeli and international art. The area is also popular for its hip wine bars, creative Mediterranean dining, and seafood restaurants near Jaffa Port.

Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv: Jaffa Flea Market

The flea market in Jaffa is a flea market where various objects, clothes, and furniture items, new and used, are sold. The market is located in the compound of Amiad, Olei Zion, Yehuda Margoza, and Beit Eshel streets in Jaffa.

The market is crowded all year round and is a center of attraction for visitors, tourists, and those that look for bargains and second-hand items. Tour guides of Jaffa often pass through the market. The shops and stalls are usually permanent; but you can also find stalls of those who independently offer their wares – surplus old and new goods, antiques, nostalgia items, and scrap items.

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Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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