Rishon LeZion, Rishon LeZiyyon or just Rishon (Hebrew:ראשון לציון) is a city in Israel on the Coastal Strip, just south of Tel Aviv. Rishon is Israel's fourth largest city with a population of 221,500. Its name translates as 'first for Zion' suggesting its importance as, along with Petah Tikva, the first Zionist settlement in Israel, founded in 1882.
Buses number 174, 201, 274 and 19 reach Rishon from Tel Aviv (30-45 minutes).
Rishon now sports its own train station, very uncomfortably located at the southern edge of town.
Superland - After the Pioneers -
It would take you about 10 minutes by car from the city center to reach Rishon's beach, which is quite nice, if crowded on weekends. Further south is "Palmachim" beach.
"Kenyon Hazaav" - "The Golden Mall"
There are no hotels in rishon, but you can stay at the nearest city