Apartments in Tel-Aviv – Budget Holiday Flats
Tel-Aviv is Israel’s largest city and, contrary to popular belief, it’s actually a very modern, design-led city. Whereas its neighbour Jerusalem is filled to the brim with cultural relics and religious sites, Tel-Aviv is a hotbed of youthful charm and nightlife. Whilst there are still some remnants of traditional Israeli culture in Tel-Aviv, the main reason tourists flock to its vibrant shores is for the party scene and the lively atmosphere. Every day of the week there seems to be something going on, whether it’s a major club night, a concert, or a general street party. The casual lifestyle of the city may surprise some visitors, but its lush, Mediterranean beaches are proving to be hot real estate for many travellers, and its mishmash of neighbourhoods means there’s something new around every twist and turn. Staying in one of our Tel-Aviv apartments is a great way to get to know the city. Whether you choose to hole up near the seafront, along one of the opulent boulevards, or in the winding streets of the Yemenite Quarter, you’re bound to discover a side to Tel-Aviv you didn’t imagine existed.
The Outdoor Creative Scene in Tel-Aviv
Tel-Aviv boasts an incredible creative scene, drawing in artistic talent from all over the world. Aside from the plethora of museums dotted around the city, including national museums and private galleries, there is a rich outdoor creative scene that’s free to explore.
Start by soaking up the lively atmosphere at the Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair which takes place every Tuesday and Friday at the pedestrian mall in the city centre. Here, you’ll find a range of stalls and exhibitions showcasing work by more than 200 Israeli craftspeople selling everything from large-scale paintings to textiles and fashionable clothing. There’s also an accompanying cultural scene to go with it, featuring entertainment in the form of street performers, clowns, and musicians.
But if you want to see Tel-Aviv’s creative scene in action you just have to wander the streets. Architecture forms a huge part of the city’s history, and you’ll find a large amount of Bauhaus style buildings dotted around. If you head to HaYarkon Street, you might forget you’re in Israel for a moment when you’re greeted by what looks like a Gaudi building. It was, in fact, designed by Leon Geneva, but is the spitting image of some of Gaudi’s Barcelona masterpieces.
There’s also a heavy dose of street art in Tel-Aviv, with plenty of huge, colourful murals decorating the walls. Israel’s most famous muralist, Rami Meiri, has created a number of pieces throughout the city which are easy to spot.
Parks, Ports, and Promenades - Things to do in Tel-Aviv
Though Tel-Aviv is renowned for its party scene, there are still plenty of cultural attractions to keep you busy until darkness falls. Our collection of apartments in Tel-Aviv are peppered around the city so, wherever you’re staying, you’ll be close to a range of activities and attractions.
- Yarkon Park – Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and Yarkon Park is the perfect place to kick back and relax. It’s the largest urban park in Tel-Aviv and provides a backdrop of lush greenery and serene lakes.
- Tel Aviv Promenade – Running the full length of the Mediterranean shoreline in Tel-Aviv, the promenade hosts a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants that boast incredible views across the sea and beyond.
- Independence Hall – At one point in time, this was the Dizengoff House and it was the site where Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed.
- Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Tel-Aviv hosts an incredible contemporary art scene, and this museum is one of the front-runners of culture in the city.
- Tel Aviv Port – Connecting the city centre to the Mediterranean Sea, this vibrant port is a flurry of activity. There are plenty of upmarket bars, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy, and a lot of local life to be soaked up.
- Beit Hatfutsot – This is the Museum of the Jewish People and can be found on the Tel Aviv University campus.
- Yitzhak Rabin Center – A quirky architectural design that houses a library and research centre in the heart of Tel Aviv.
- Eretz Israel Museum – Another of Tel Aviv’s popular museums, the Eretz Israel displays a range of archaeological artefacts spanning back hundreds of years.
- Palmach Museum – Situated in Ramat Aviv, this popular museum is dedicated to the Palmach and the Haganah defence organisation.
- Bauhaus Center – An institution that plays host to Bauhaus architecture and provides a platform for this specific design style.
- Bialik House – Once the home of Hayyim Nahman Bialik, a Hebrew poet, this impressive building is now used as a museum.
- Meir Park, Tel Aviv – Set in the centre of the city, this public park sprawls out over three hectares and harbours plenty of secluded, relaxing hotspots.
- Ramat Gan Safari – This zoo is the largest collection of wildlife in the Middle East and covers around 250 acres. There’s an African safari drive-through portion, as well as a traditional outdoor zoo.
- Al-Bahr Mosque – Located on the Ha’aliya Hashniya harbour, the Al-Bahr Mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Jaffa, Israel.
- Luna Park, Tel Aviv – For a fun day out for all the family, head to Luna Park, a huge amusement complex that was built back in the 1970s. Here, you can whip around a range of rides and attractions, and soak up the city’s fun-loving atmosphere.
Travelling to Tel-Aviv – How to Get into Town
Getting to our Tel-Aviv apartments from the airport is really easy thanks to the efficient and regular public transport systems in the city. Tel-Aviv is serviced by the Ben-Gurion Airport, which is located 22km southwest of the city, and there are a range of options for getting from the airport into town. There are bus and train services that leave from just outside the terminals and take arrivals to various different hotspots throughout the city. You can also hire a car or hop in a taxi straight to your door.