By Sarah Mehlman, Marketing Manager, SecBI
Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time attending CyberTech Tel Aviv, exploring this unique city is always a must.
Founded in 1909 on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a cultural hub, peppered with beautiful beaches and breathtaking landmarks.
Branded as “the city that never sleeps” and “the Vegan capital of the world, Tel Aviv offers so many places to see, making deciding what to do and where to go overwhelming. So, how should you prioritize your time outside Cybertech’s events? SecBI’s native Israelis are more than happy to give you the inside scoop on Tel Aviv’s hotspots and provide a list of their 10 favorite places in the city.
But, before you check out our list, take a second to schedule a meeting with us during CyberTech to learn how SecBI’s technology can add value to your existing cybersecurity infrastructure.
10 Must-Sees in Tel Aviv
- Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel in Hebrew)- Located in Southern Tel Aviv, the Carmel Market is the best place to go get a great taste of Israeli culture and of course, food. An outdoor market full of delicious foods, spices, and fun souvenirs, it’s a great place to spend any free time you have.
- Yarkon Park (Park HaYarkon)- Named after the Yarkon River which flows through it, the park includes extensive lawns, sports facilities, botanical gardens, an aviary, a water park, two outdoor concert venues, and lakes. It is actually just across the street from CyberTech’s main venue so it’s a convenient and beautiful place to stroll with a coffee or even picnic.
- Gordon Beach (Hof Gordon) – In the heart of Tel Aviv, Gordon Beach is one of the most popular beaches among Israelis. It’s easy to access no matter where you are staying in the city and is a great place to meet the local people.
- Tel Aviv Port (Na’mal Tel Aviv) – Located in Northern Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv port is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, cute shops, and is right on the Mediterranean. Strolling the boardwalk here is a favorite pastime of many Israelis. With all is has to offer, it’s a wonderful place to sit down for a nice dinner and relax.
- Azrieli Observatory – With 360-degree views of Tel Aviv from the top floor of the landmark Azrieli Center Circular Tower, the Azrieli Observatory offers the best view of the city. The Azrieli mall is just beneath it so after you’ve enjoyed your birds-eye-view of the city, enjoy some of Tel Aviv’s best shopping! If you want to dine while you’re there, try 2C on the 21st floor.
- Sarona Market – This new upscale Tel Aviv indoor center serves all different types of gourmet foods and drinks, located in a beautiful commercial center with surrounding shops and restaurants.
- Nahalat Benyamin Market- Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, Nachalat Binyamin Market is a street market that features a massive range of different arts and craft products presented by over 200 artists from all corners of Israel. The market is open every Tuesday and Friday to allow the artists to present and sell their work to the public.
- Tel Aviv Art Museum – First established in 1932 in the home of Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, the art museum has since moved to its current location on King Saul Avenue. The museum is home to a comprehensive collection of classical and contemporary art, Israeli art, a sculpture garden and a youth wing.
- Port of Jaffa -This ancient port on the Mediterranean Sea will transport you back in time, filled with magical aromas, shops, restaurants, and even an antique flea market (Shuk HaPishpushim). Jaffa, part of the Tel Aviv municipality, is located to the south of Tel Aviv and is accessible by foot, public transport, or taxi.
- The Old Railway Station (HaTachana) – Built-in 1892, the Jaffa Railway Station holds the claim as the first railroad station in the Middle East. After the train stopped running in 1948, the Jaffa Station remained dear to the hearts of many Israelis so between 2005 and 2009, “HaTachana” was restored in a historic setting offering cafes, restaurants, and interesting boutiques.
Three Easy Day Trips from Tel Aviv
- Jerusalem– In less than an hour drive from Tel Aviv (or by bus), you can find yourself in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. Famed as home to three major world religions and fascinating holy sites, like The Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem is more beautiful in person than we could possibly describe.
- Caesarea – Located on the Israeli coast to the north of Tel Aviv, Caesarea is breathtaking. As its name suggests, it was built by the Roman King Herod and you can see ruins dating back to the Roman Empire. Among the well-preserved ruins is the ancient Roman amphitheater.
- Rosh Hanikra– The northernmost point on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastline, Rosh Hanikra is only a two hour drive from Tel Aviv but worth every minute. It is an incredibly popular attraction due to its breathtaking sandstone grottoes, cave pools, and idyllic waterfalls. There you can take a cable car to the top of the mountain and enjoy incredible views of the crystal clear Mediterranean waters below.
And if you’re at Cybertech don’t forget to schedule a meeting with us or stop by our booth in the JVP Pavillion to say hi.