Tel Aviv is Israel’s most cosmopolitan and glamorous city, surrounded by coasts of golden beach and known for its vibrant café culture and creative dining environment.

Tel Aviv’s main attractions are sun and beach, arty boutique shopping, and serious foodie activity, and what the city sacrifices in big tourist attractions, it compensates for with its laid-back environment.

The place, known as “The White City,” was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 for its outstanding examples of Bauhaus architecture (an early 20th-century Modernist style of building).

Our list of the top tourist attractions in Tel Aviv will help you plan your trip.

The Jaffa Hotel

The Jaffa, identified after Tel Aviv’s ancient port neighborhood, is possibly the most excellent new wing flanks its old-meets-new property in the region. It encompasses what was once a 19th-century French-built pilgrims’ hostel and hospital. 

With its archways, columns, and stained glass windows, the original Romanesque wing has been delicately renovated and updated to integrate stylish minimalist spaces, some with majestic vaulted ceilings. 

It is flanked by a new branch with a similar color scheme, dimensions, and roofline ad it is the best hotel in Tel Aviv. The small top-floor chapel is now a lounge-bar after it was de-sanctified and the icons were removed.

Tel Aviv Beaches

Its location on the Mediterranean Sea characterizes tel Aviv. Tourists and locals alike flock to the beaches. Tel Aviv’s sands are thronged with sun worshippers, posers, and people simply looking for a good time on weekends.

Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, and Banana Beach are the most common sandy stretches, with the best connectivity such as freshwater showers, sun loungers, and sunshades for hire.

The Tayelet (paved boardwalk) that runs along the beach between central Tel Aviv and Jaffa is perfect for evening promenading and is lined with numerous cafés and restaurants, making a pleasant day beach.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the city’s main museum and a pioneering light in Israel’s contemporary art scene, houses works by Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Picasso, and Jackson Pollock, as well as the world’s largest exhibition of Israeli artists’ work.

The series of Alois Breyer’s early twentieth-century prints and architecture illustrations of Ukrainian wooden synagogues, all of which were demolished during World War II, is a delightful surprise. 

The ultra-modern structure’s elegant architecture ideally houses and enhances the artworks. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum holds temporary exhibitions and other activities regularly.

Namal: The Old Port Area

The old port area of Tel Aviv (known as Namal) has been slickly revitalized and is now a trendy waterfront meet-up strip with shops and cafés. On weekends, families flock to the town, which has a famous boardwalk for promenading children. Small private art galleries and a great indoor market can be found in the city.

Free live music concerts and other activities and family-friendly entertainment are often held on weekends. If you’re traveling with children, this is a great place to visit because there’s typically plenty to keep them busy.

Beit Hatefutsoth

Beit Hatefutsoth (the Diaspora Museum; also regarded as the Museum of the Jewish People) depicts Jewish life and culture around the world all through history.

The museum features a wide range of displays, such as film recordings and models, that trace the world’s Jewish population’s history over time.

The galleries dedicated to the Ethiopian Jewish culture and the Bob Dylan show highlight a visit here. A fantastic new children’s section with immersive digital displays is also available.