Tel Aviv Highlights
Israel's cosmopolitan, lively capital seems a million miles away from the holy sites of Jerusalem. Culturally, it's a totally different kettle of gefilte fish, so if you're dead set on partying by the Mediterranean shores, pack your volleyball and bathing suit and visit the city by the sea.
Tel Aviv seems to be on permanent holiday, and at any time of day or night you can saunter down a main street and find crowded cafes. With its low-level development and interconnected neighborhoods, a short walk leads you from the glamorous beachside hotels to the exotic Yemenite Quarter to fashionable Rothschild Blvd.
The main attractions of Tel Aviv can be done in a couple of days. The real reason to visit is to escape the hordes and enjoy fantastic cuisine, a heaving nightlife and pleasant tree-lined streets that spill into the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Avivans will tell you it's the greatest city on earth, so spend a few days here and find out why.