Givat Shmuel is named after Romanian Zionist Samuel Pineles. It was declared a city in 2007.
These directions are very basic. Use Google maps for more detail.
Like most of Israel, it is easy to navigate the city by bicycle. Always watch for cars.
There are several buses the run thru the city. Look at the bus stop nearest you (it shouldnt be too far) or ask a local for help.
Givat Shmuel is welcome to cars, but there are many narrow and one way roads. Also, be prepared for roundabouts/traffic circles.
Givat Shmuel is very walkable. Watch when crossing streets and be ready to switch sidewalks several times on the same road due to cars parked on the sidewalk or because the sidewalk ends. Be sure to map out very carefully where you are going if you have a destination in mind. It is easy to get lost. Google Maps can sometimes be inaccurate.
Givat Shmuel has several parks and playgrounds, including one with colorful exercise equipment for those 14 and up.