Tel Aviv is one of the main travel destinations for people wanting to celebrate Passover in Israel. Passover is such an intimate and important religious holiday, and since Israel is the promised land, it stands to reason that this is one of the hottest travel destinations.
If you have never been to Israel, you may be wondering what there is to do while you are there. Everyone wants their Pesach holiday to be interesting, enlightening, fun and relaxing for all of the family members.
The top things you must see if you plan a trip to Tel Aviv for Pesach 2023 are:
1. Take a City Tour of Tel Aviv
If you have never visited Tel Aviv then one of the first things you will want to do is take a guided tour of the city. During a city tour, you can learn all of the history of the city, and see some of the most famous and historical sites.
These tours can be bus tours with several other people that drive around the city and show you the most famous destinations, or you can take a walking tour. Walking tours are done in more intimate groups if they are guided, and you can even take a walking tour that is unguided if you would like to spend more time at the points of interest.
One of the most popular walking tours takes you past the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Habima Square and the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion.
2. See a Museum
Tel Aviv is home to several fantastic museums. You and your family are bound to find one or more museums that you want to visit while you are in this city for Pesach.
The Museum of Art is the largest of the museums and has local and international pieces on display.
The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art showcases famous Israeli artist works.
The Beit Hatfutsot is the museum of the Jewish people, and it has centuries of the history and artefacts of the Jewish people.
There are 6 other fabulous museums dedicated to art, archaeology, and history throughout the city.
Visit one of the magnificent synagogues scattered throughout the city and take part in traditional religious celebrations that you will never forget.
3. Take a beach day
One of the fabulous activities that most families like to engage in while they are in Tel Aviv is a day on the beach. The beaches here are beautiful, and you can take a long stroll, take a dip in the Mediterranean, or play in the sand.
These beaches are great for families, and most of them are even tolerant of pets.
Tel Aviv has over a dozen beautiful beaches, though our personal favourite can be found just north of the city. Tel Baruch has the softest white sand and is that little bit further away from the crowds of Gordon beach and other hotspots in town, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in the Middle East worth a taxi ride.
4. Take a Park Day
One of the best places to take the family is Park Hayarkon. You can use the climbing wall, have a picnic, ride bikes on the trails, or enjoy this urban oasis offering fresh air and relaxation.
5. Visit Namal
Namal is the Tel Aviv Old Port, and it is a luxurious boardwalk filled with shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Walk at your leisure and stop in intimate shops to find some of the fabulous treasures.
6. Shop at Carmel Market
You do not want to leave Tel Aviv without spending a little time at the Carmel Market. You will get to experience the true local flavors and experience the real culture of this city.
See the way the local residents bargain for the best prices, and enjoy some of the local street food wares. You can even visit the market as part of a guided tour, so you will be sure to hit the best sections and see everything there is to see.
7. Enjoy the Nightlife
One of the ways to enjoy the local nightlife is to attend a bar and pub crawl. See some of the intimate pubs and enjoy local musicians, drinks, and a fun-filled atmosphere.
Grab a babysitter and see some of the hot nightspots, include the Sputnik and the Radio. These are must-stops on your evening out.
You can also have a fabulous time at the Port Said and the Great Synagogue.
Final Thoughts on visiting Tel Aviv with kids
There are so many interesting and fun-filled activities in Tel Aviv you are going to want to visit several times so you can experience it all. The best thing to do for your first Passover visit to this beautiful city is plan your outings according to the interests of the group.
If you have children with you, then see more of the parks, beaches, museums, boardwalks and attractions like that. If you are just adults, spend more time taking in the nightlife, or bicycling through the fabulous streets.
No matter what you do in Tel Aviv, you are going to leave saying, “I can’t wait to come back.”
Guest Post Contribution by David Mandler:
David is a native Texan who says he wears many hats. He is a husband, father, traveller, blogger, gardener, and tech enthusiast. He and his wife of 10 years fill their days with life on travelling over 40 countries, and then most evenings he can be found at the computer writing a topic that has piqued his interest.
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