Explore Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, or more correctly Tel Aviv-Yafo, lies on Israel's Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Yarkon River. There are two distinct parts to the place: the historic part of the city of Yafo (or Jaffa) is full of old buildings and winding streets and is packed with the history of ancient civilizations; Tel Aviv is the modern counterpart fronting the beach with high-rise buildings and wide avenues. Tel Aviv, meaning “hill of spring”, was established in 1909 to the north of Jaffa by Jewish settlers. Tel Aviv, nicknamed “The White City” for its white architecture, is an exciting place full of bars, clubs, shopping, and restaurants. There's every good reason to book a stay in a Tel Aviv hotel.
When to visit Tel AvivThe average summer temperature in July is 85ºF, making Tel Aviv a good choice for a summer beach holiday. Even in winter, with January average temperatures of around 60ºF, it remains a good time to travel to Tel Aviv for a pleasant stay and you can choose from a range of cheap hotels.
How to get to Tel AvivBen Gurion International Airport (TLV) is named for Israel's first prime minister and is sited ten miles to the southeast of the city. Because of its close proximity to the city, visitors can choose to stay at a hotel at Ben Gurion Airport. Highway 1 is the major route between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There are rail services from here to the center at Savidor Railway Station as well as bus travel.
Tel Aviv attractionsThe1930s Bauhaus architecture of the city is a major Tel Aviv attraction. Eretz Museum is situated to the north and is an extensive museum detailing Israeli history and culture; another strong museum is theMuseum of Jewish Diaspora (Beth Hatefutsoth). Independence Hall Museum is the site of the signing of the declaration of the state of Israel. To the south of the center is bustling Carmel Market.
Where to stay in Tel AvivHotels.com offers the best deals in Tel Aviv accommodation from value-for-money 2-star hotels to luxury hotels and boutique hotels, including a welcoming hotel on the beach, the Metropolitan Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center, which is good for a business stopover.