Its name means ‘a spring hill”, but Tel Aviv is known by its half a million inhabitants, twice as many suburbanites and millions of tourists, as ‘the city that never sleeps’.
Tel Aviv is now a bustling metropolis and the recognized business, industrial, transportation, cultural and entertainment capital of Israel. Tel Aviv is the seat of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the finest in the entire world; the first-class University of Tel Aviv; the unique Diaspora Museum, tracing the history of the world Jewry over millennia of exile; the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art.
A leisurely stroll down the waterfront promenade will take you to Old Jaffa, at 6,500 years one of the oldest cities and almost certainly the oldest seaport in the world. Its marina and fish port are lined with fine fish restaurants overlooking the Rock of Andromeda, where, legend has it, the hero Perseus saved the daughter of Cassiopeia from the sea monster.
The narrow winding streets of the Old Town are paradise for bargain-hunters on the prowl for authentic gold and silver artifacts. Still further south along the same stretch of beach is the modern city of Bat Yam, functionally a suburb, with many seaside hotels offering convenient accommodation to the budget traveler. More demanding visitors should look up north, to the exclusive suburb of Herzliya, where hotels may not be for every pocket but are sure to meet every standard of excellence.
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