Your ultimate guide to Israel

Discover the best events, things to do, restaurants, music and nightlife in Israel

The coolest hotels in Israel
Hotels

The coolest hotels in Israel

While there are many things to do in Israel it is essential to cover all the bases and find a place to relax after a long day of travel. While the big hotel chains like the Carltons, Sheratons, and tons of anything-that-ends-in-tons are a safe bet when you visit Israel, sometimes you want to spice things up. 

Under-the-Radar South Tel Aviv
Things to do

Under-the-Radar South Tel Aviv

You’ve reached the deep deep south - the home of concealed gems, atypical experiences, cultural diversity, and culinary pearls.

June's hottest hand-picked events
Things to do

June's hottest hand-picked events

Your Israeli cheat sheet: quell your inner FOMO with our checklist of must-do events

The Gay-Friendliest Cities in Israel
LGBT

The Gay-Friendliest Cities in Israel

Gay Israel is actually a lot more popular than one would think given we are in the Middle East, after all. So, how is being a gay traveler or a LGBTQ citizen in a tiny village by the Lebanese border? And where’s the queer scene in Haifa? 

Feet first: how to navigate five Israeli cities by foot
Things to do

Feet first: how to navigate five Israeli cities by foot

Touring an entire city in Israel can be overwhelming, especially when it includes any combination of busses, children, and heat. Instead of navigating public transportation and visiting been-there-before museums, try out one of these minitineraries (mini itineraries), which offer a by-foot tour around notable areas. 

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Dialogue through Design
News

Dialogue through Design

Milan-based curator Maria Cristina Didero fleshes out her distinct perspective — “design is about people, not chairs”— in “The Conversation Show,” opening May 28th.

New exhibitions at the Israel Museum
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New exhibitions at the Israel Museum

The ancient Enoch and modern Ramon "the first space pilots," tell, in first person, their experiences while exploring the cosmic space. 

Take a Tour of Gay Jaffa with Eager Tourist
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Take a Tour of Gay Jaffa with Eager Tourist

Jaffa is one of the oldest port cities in the world and has undergone waves of political, cultural, and social changes that have impacted the very residents that built the city, as well as those who inhabit it today. 

The Wild, Wild Web
LGBT

The Wild, Wild Web

It might be hard to find Gay Tel Aviv’s hottest spot since the White City doesn’t have a specific gay area but, the entirety of the city is absolutely gay-friendly. 

Summer Events at Jerusalem's First Station Complex
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Summer Events at Jerusalem's First Station Complex

The First Station complex offers an abundance of festivals and events for the summer: June 10 Festi-Van in a Hip Hop Show A hip-hop and rap show featuring leading artists, including Jimbo Jay, Pedro Grass, Eric Aber and Jonathan Blumenfeld. 

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Eating and drinking in Israel

The best cafes in Jerusalem
Restaurants

The best cafes in Jerusalem

Beans of gold: let us present you with the following important list: the best cafes in Jerusalem, so that there is enough caffeine for the journey home

The best chef restaurants in Israel
Restaurants

The best chef restaurants in Israel

These famous chefs have been inspired by everything from the ultimate flavors of their mother's home

The best Jerusalem restaurants
Restaurants

The best Jerusalem restaurants

Whether or not you’re looking for kosher restaurants, Jerusalem offers a wide range of options that are both mouthwateringly delicious and suitable for a plethora of palates.

The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs
Restaurants

The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs

We found out where local Israeli chefs love to eat in our extensive “Where Israeli chefs eat” article. Now, we’ve analyzed the results and come up with the 11 most common restaurants in Israel chosen by yours truly. Hipster bites, Asian delights, Tel Aviv street food, hummus hotspots and everything in between, check out the most popular dining establishments among Israeli chefs when off-duty.

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix

The words “sushi” and “Israel” might not bring to mind a usual pairing, but since when do Tel Avivians strive for ordinary? Recently, from Japanese street food to tantalizing Thai, an Asian invasion has been taking over the Tel Aviv restaurant scene. 

The best restaurants in northern Israel
Restaurants

The best restaurants in northern Israel

Tel Aviv is taking the international food scene by storm, while Jerusalem has kept things authentic, and Eilat has some mouthwatering bites on the Red Sea.

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The best of Israel

The best beaches in Israel
Attractions

The best beaches in Israel

Israel's beaches are more than just a place to lay out and tan. Hitting the sand is a lifestyle - where friends meet, families frolic and gym rats get fit. It’s a nexus of Israeli life, buzzing every day of the week. With access to four seas: the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, each of the beaches in Israel offers a distinct experience. Here's your guide to the country's coastline, including the legendary beaches in Tel Aviv.

The best of Jerusalem
Things to do

The best of Jerusalem

While tourists come to Jerusalem with a blind list of ancient historical sites and holy landmarks to check off, the capital of Israel is so much more than a big wall and a Jaffa gate.

The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel
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The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel

While sunsets on the Tel Aviv beach strip are all the instagram rave, the scenic phenomenon is an Israel-wide attraction.

Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites
Attractions

Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites

Dating back thousands upon thousands of years, the archaeological sites of Ancient Israel are rife with intrigue and Jewish history.

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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites
Attractions

The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem may get most of the glory, but the Sea of Galilee (aka “the Kinneret”) should not be overlooked. 

The Dead Sea’s top attractions
Attractions

The Dead Sea’s top attractions

Many foreigners know this world attraction by its luxury 'Dead Sea' beauty products and salt scrubs.

The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites
Attractions

The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites

Though the Wailing Wall and the Kotel tunnels are vital stops when in the Holy Land, you don’t need to be religious to appreciate the splendor that the Old City Jerusalem has to offer.

The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek
Things to do

The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek

Shabazi Street, the main axis of Tel Aviv’s breezy Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, is brimming with covetable local and international fashion brands, designer accessories, restaurants and a touch of je ne sais quoi.

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The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market
Things to do

The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market

Set just a bit off of Tel Aviv's grid to the south, lies the antique area of Jaffa - a gem in all its historic and contemporary forms that harkens way, way back

Sex & Dating in the Holy Land
Sex and dating

Sex & Dating in the Holy Land

Tel Aviv has got it all: sex, drugs, and rock n roll...but most importantly, sex. While there are plenty of fish in the sea, it can be tough to reel in the perfect catch worthy of spending your entire Shabbat with.

Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city
Attractions

Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city

Out of the green mountains and lush winding roads of the Upper Galilee, emergesa city steeped in the history and mysticism of the Jewish people. Tzfat, one ofJudaism’s four Holy Cities, is well known as the center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) in Israel, where around each turn of the cobbled streets lies another mystical shop welcoming you in for a taste of 16th century spirituality. This Holy City on a hill is also home to ancient sites with panoramic views, hearty homemade yemenite food, and vibrant art galleries. Whether you come for the history or hiking, this magical city will undoubtedly leave an impression on your mind–and maybe even on your soul.

Time Out LOLs
Comedy

Time Out LOLs

We dare you not to laugh at these Time Out LOLs