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Tel Aviv

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any hidden gems"?

Tel Aviv is not a ‘site’ city - it’s relatively young (only ~100 years), and you go for the beach, food, and nightlife. Restauranting was my favorite local activity, though you can’t do it so often because it’ll break the bank. - Aug 19, 2017
Don't forget to check out the wineries! - Oct 24, 2016
So many that it's hard to list them all -- the beach, exploring the Jaffa and Carmel markets, hiking up Masada, climbing old tanks at the armory museum at Latrun, visiting worn Crusader fortresses, exploring the Old City, shopping for unique varieties of pottery and glass objects, etc. - Apr 12, 2016
The whole country is one big live museum of nature, culture and history. For Tel Aviv itself I'd suggest checking out As a former resident who has done his best to explore the city, I can certify that the locals are doing a very good job unveiling spots that are usually under the radar. - Mar 23, 2016
Open any tour book. There are some things specifically for kids and they are ok. Children are pretty welcome most everywhere. - Nov 18, 2014
Beaches, travel, wine and cheese tastings, shouk, walking or biking down the beach bike paths, eating out. You just need to get out and do things. - Apr 10, 2013
Roman ruins are pretty much piles of rocks. To see the sights go to Jordan or Egypt. Masada is interesting, Dead Sea on the Jordan side is great. Israeli side not so much. Religious sites and the beach are the place to be and see. Restaurants are quite good. - Aug 14, 2010
Jaffa is lovely - very charming. Wines are big, as is hiking. Everything is usually within driving distance. - Jul 26, 2010
The city itself has a wonderful network of paths, including a huge promenade along the Mediterranean where you can walk, run, bike, etc. There is also a large park that cuts across the city with outdoor gyms, tennis and basketball courts, a climbing wall, etc. along with a paved trail leading for miles. Within two hours of Tel Aviv you have access to Jerusalem, Dead Sea, the Golan Heights, lots of great wineries, hiking spots, etc. - Feb 27, 2009
Many city tours available to old city of Jaffa, and old parts of Tel Aviv. The Yarkon Park has a sportek with a climbing wall, trampolines, skateboard area with ramps, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, Israeli folk dancing on Saturday night, yoga also....The old port has a wooden boardwalk for skating and bicycles, lots of great cafes and restaurants. - Sep 19, 2008
This country is full of history, and has the typical attractions as most cities e.g., Amusement Parks, Museums, Zoo, Theater's- Dramatic, Music, and Movie. - Jul 2, 2008