If you love Tel Aviv, you will have to leave it. It works this way: when you will be back, you will love it even more! Plus, Israel is a small country full of amazing sceneries; it would be a crime not enjoying it, knowing that most of the best spots are less than two hours away from the White City. You don’t know where to start? Head up north…
Located in the North of Israel, one hour and a half from Tel Aviv, Acre (Akko in Hebrew) is a must visit city for history lovers. Wander through the old city, explore ancient sites and learn about the different civilizations that have left a mark in the region, take a stroll down the port and keep some time for a middle-eastern experience at the Turkish bathes.
Third-largest city in Israel, Haifa is the perfect getaway if you want to spend a day out of Tel-Aviv. Start with its main attraction, the Baha’i World Center with the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb and the suspended gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to see the city from another point of view, head to Louis Promenade, one of the most beautiful walking trails in Haifa, on Mount Carmel. And before having a drink at one of the laid-back bars of the city, go see some street art on Masada Street where you can admire the pieces of the local crew Broken Fingaz.
If you are already in Haifa, simply go south east to discover an art village: Ein Hod. With 22 art galleries, 14 workshops, two museums and outdoor live music; you will sure find the artist lover inside you!
Firstly founded in 1882 as an agriculture colony by Romanian immigrants, Zichron Yaakov really started to exist when French banker and Jewish philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild took over and saved the community from its demise. Today, the pedestrian street Hameyasdim is still the center of the city where boutiques, second-hand stores, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants go one after another. If you are spending more than an afternoon in the area, take the time to see the NILI museum and to visit the Carmel Winery that produces a significant amount of Israel’s wine.
Built by Herod the Great around 25 BC, Caesarea is a beautiful port town stuck between past and present. From its harbor to the Underwater Archeological Park and to the Amphitheater, you will travel in the past by driving less than one hour from Tel Aviv!