Tempting and timeless, Tel Aviv sits flush against the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean with each tranquil wave belying the excitement of this bustling metropolis. Just minutes from shore, Bauhaus buildings from the ‘30s mesh with open-air markets to set the scene of the city’s eclectic streets. Spend a day at the beach, soaking up salt and sand by the sea, or catch a film at one of Tel Aviv’s spectacularly designed mega-cinemas.
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Visit the capital of Israel from Canada and discover things to do in Tel Aviv. Go swimming at Tel Aviv Beach and enjoy iconic Israeli cuisine and street food for dinner. Cut loose with the Tel Aviv nightlife in the evening, but don’t stay up too late! In the morning, embark on day trips from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, where you can float to your heart’s content. Get the most out of your holidays to Israel with the help of our tour packages. Book your trip to Israel from Canada today to discover the city that never sleeps!
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Hebrew, Arabic, English and Russian are all spoken in Israel.
What to eat
Traditional foods like falafel (Israeli falafel comes in different shapes and colours!), shakshouka (eggs poached in tomato sauce), Jerusalem mix (grilled organ meats and lamb spiced to perfection), jachnun (a decadent, slow-cooked pastry served with eggs and tomato sauce), and sabikh (fried eggplants, eggs, and other fillings inside pita bread).
What to bring back
Ceramic hamsa wall hangings (charms that protect you from the evil eye), olive wood carvings, beauty products made from Dead Sea minerals, and home décor from design houses like Ototo or Peleg.
On average, Tel Aviv gets 300 days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect destination for beach lovers. In fact, the city has 13 official beaches, spread over 8.7 glorious miles of picture-perfect sand. You can even catch a workout at one of the free outdoor gyms located right against the water! It’s no wonder that National Geographic named Tel Aviv one of the world’s top 10 beach cities.
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