City & Area Guides

An insider’s look at the best places to visit in Israel

Tel Aviv
Things to do

Tel Aviv

Welcome to city that never stops. Tel Aviv – the contemporary hub of Israel, the cultural capital, a culinary mecca and a beach bliss

Jerusalem
Things to do

Jerusalem

No trip to Israel is complete without a stopover in Jerusalem

Eilat
Things to do

Eilat

From wild watersports to living luxury, Israel’s top resort town pleases every type of traveler

Haifa
Things to do

Haifa

Welcome to the city of coexistence

Gush Dan
Attractions

Gush Dan

Israeli art galleries, shopping malls, some of the swankiest hotels in Israel

Cities to discover in Israel

Exploring Nazareth: the cradle of Christianity
Attractions

Exploring Nazareth: the cradle of Christianity

Visit the place where Jesus spent his childhood

The top things to do in Herzliya
Attractions

The top things to do in Herzliya

Pricey real-estate, celebrity residents and groomed beaches

Netanya’s top attractions
Attractions

Netanya’s top attractions

A town not too far from Herzliya filled with fun things to do and sites to see

A tourist’s guide to Akko: where to eat, explore and sleep
Things to do

A tourist’s guide to Akko: where to eat, explore and sleep

Travel in time to the ancient port city of Akko

The best of Bat Yam
Things to do

The best of Bat Yam

With whispers of merging with Tel Aviv, Time Out shines the spotlight on Bat Yam

Area guides

The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites
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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites

This unique spot is both breathtakingly beautiful and historically rich

The best things to do in the Negev
Things to do

The best things to do in the Negev

A long list of festivals and the country’s most scenic views

The best attractions in the Golan Heights
Attractions

The best attractions in the Golan Heights

Make the most of your visit to the stunningly beautiful – and culturally rich

The Galilee - top attractions
Attractions

The Galilee - top attractions

From horseback riding to rafting adventures, all you need know about the Galilee

The top attractions in Tel Aviv

The ultimate Jaffa area guide
Things to do

The ultimate Jaffa area guide

Tel Aviv’s older sister is full of incredible sites, restaurants and hotels

Tel Aviv Port
Attractions

Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv Port is a must-visit by night and day alike

Park Hayarkon Boat Rentals
Attractions

Park Hayarkon Boat Rentals

A slightly wetter way to enjoy a scenic view of Park Hayarkon

Sarona Market
Shopping

Sarona Market

Sarona Compound is the first culinary center of its kind in Israel

Gordon Beach
Attractions

Gordon Beach

This beach is among Tel Aviv's busiest

Sights and attractions in Jerusalem

The Shrine of the Book
Museums

The Shrine of the Book

The dome-shaped structure housing the greatest manuscript of all time

The Wailing Wall - The Kotel
Attractions

The Wailing Wall - The Kotel

No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to the Kotel

Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Attractions

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

This church has been a location of pilgrimage since the 4th century

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Rockefeller Museum
Museums

Rockefeller Museum

Rockefeller Museum houses a rare collection of antiquities

Dome of the Rock
Attractions

Dome of the Rock

Built in 691 CE, The Dome of the Rock is one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture

Jerusalem House of Quality
Art

Jerusalem House of Quality

Jerusalem House of Quality, keeping art alive in Jerusalem

City life

10 relationship arguments you'll have at least once in Israel this summer
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10 relationship arguments you'll have at least once in Israel this summer

It's hot. You're bothered. The insatiable Middle Eastern heat has not only put a damper on your style, it has put a damper on your relationship as well. While these may not be relationship deal breakers, you're puppy love is bound to be interrupted by casual 'tiffs while braving Israel's long, drawn-out summer. Don't ditch your partner just yet. Buckle up, and take a deep breath because you're in it for the long haul. Just remember: what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.   The Clammy Palm Predicament. There's nothing more romantic than walking hand-in-hand along the beach with the Mediterranean sunset as your backdrop, right? Wrong. Trying to hold onto your partner's sweaty, moist palm is more cringe-worthy than the word 'moist' itself. What did I do to deserve this?   The 'Bussing It' Battle. One of you has had enough of the broiling heat, the other refuses to spend NIS 5.90 on a five-minute bus ride. No one will win.   The Sunscreen Squabble. One is positive they won't burn, even if it's Eilat and the sun is ten times stronger. The other insists on a coat of spray, a thick layer of SPF-50, and 30 minutes of waiting for it to soak in before leaving the hotel room.   The Ice Cream Standoff. While one partner desperately wants Anitas gelato, the other just can't will themselves to cross the line of fire...aka screaming children + stick chocolaty fingers = a white T-shirt's worst enemy.   The Florentin Fight. One of you wants to hit the tourist-packed beaches, the

7 Israeli struggles that are actually blessings in disguise
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7 Israeli struggles that are actually blessings in disguise

The Holy Land can be a tough place to live, especially if you did not grow up here. While Israelis love to complain, sometimes, the everyday struggles turn out to actually be blessings in disguise.   The overcrowded buses encourage you to meet new people. Don't let the lack of CO2 cramp your style. Take the opportunity to start a conversation with the cute Florentin boy whose face is literally centimeters from yours, heck, you can even go in for the kiss if you're feeling confident.    Chaos becomes the norm. No matter how organized you claim to be, the 'balagan' of Israeli society is inescapable. At first, the lack of lines at coffee shops and hoards of screaming mothers at the Shuk on Fridays will drive you crazy. However, it is only a matter of time before you learn the most valuable lesson to surviving Israeli clusterf***s: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."   Your obnoxiously successful friends are actually inspirational. They don't call it the Start-Up Nation for nothing. With an endless amount of career opportunities and a constant stream of new ones surfacing every day, don't hate on those overachieving go-getter friends...they are the ones doing it right. Follow suit. If it doesn't exist, create it. If it does, advocate for yourself until you get it.   The limited public transportation, closed stores, and decreased wifi on Shabbat forces you to spend time with yourself. Even if you don't shut your phone off completely for Shabbat, there is a decreased need to

Five things you’ll (have to) learn to love when living in Israel
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Five things you’ll (have to) learn to love when living in Israel

From the outside looking in, Israel is all sandy beaches, sensational sunsets and floatable lakes disguised as seas. But, once you pop the birthright bubble (usually somewhere between falafel #7 and rooftop sunset #13, but not before iced coffee #26), you’ll have to face some hard truths. And so, to help guide you through the post-honeymoon adjustment period, we’ve created a list of things you’ll (have to) learn to love when living in Israel. Give them time…they grow on you (eventually).   You’ll learn to love…   Being late While in other countries, promptness can be an important indicator of professionalism or courtesy, it is neither here. Israelis run on what we like to call ‘Israel time’. This could mean anything from arriving for a coffee date half an hour late to rescheduling dinner plans five minutes past the reservation. It’s not a sign of rudeness, it’s just a sign of living in the moment…and sometimes that moment turns into two moments then three then an hour then a day.   Balagan Whether ordering a sandwich or trying to get through security at the airport, in Israel, the ‘first come, first serve’ rules do not apply. Israelis love ‘balagan’ (Hebrew for ‘disorder’ or ‘chaos’), so waiting in line to order while tuning out the world via smartphone is simply not an option. Expect a hostile mission to the front counter – elbows will be swung, words will be exchanged, basic training may be used, but don't think of it as aggression; we prefer the word: assertiveness

7 tips to enjoy Tel Aviv like a local
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7 tips to enjoy Tel Aviv like a local

Eat an Israeli breakfastStart your Tel Aviv day at Manta Ray, a stone’s throw from the sea. Locals visit for the stellar house-made meze—mosaics of Israeli salads plus fresh seafood. 7 Kolfman St (+972-3-517-4773, mantaray.co.il)     Manta Ray© Avi Ganor      Find the best hummus Ok, we found it for you. Abu Hassan wins our vote for the best hummus in town— super-creamy and as authentic as it gets. By 3pm, everything is gone—all gone. 1 Ha-Dolfin St, Jaffa     Abu Hassan © PR             Sit in a fabulous café Lounging in cafés is part of the Tel Aviv scene, and Rothschild 12 masters the combination of cozy and hip. Ideal for observing the colorful characters of the city. 12 Rothschild Blvd (+972-3-510- 6430)   Anatoli Michaelo            Party...hard Tel Aviv's hot spot Kuli Alma is so much more than a night club or a bar. A hub for music, food, art and culture, this all encompassing experience features DJs pumping out electric beats, house, hiphop and live musical acts. 10 Mikveh Israel St (+972-3-656- 5155, kulialma.com)     Kuli Alma© Ben Palhov               Play matkot This trendy paddleball game has been the country’s quintessential beach pastime since the 1920s. Give it a shot at one of the beautiful Tel Aviv Beaches.     Playing Matkot© Sutterstock         Drink Arak Sip this popular anise flavored drink at Haminzr bar, just off the Carmel market. Known for its chill vibe and energy, Haminzar is the perfe