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Tel Aviv/North

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Tel Aviv/North

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View of North Tel Aviv at night. The Azrieli center can be seen on the left.

The Northern part of Tel Aviv is the more upscale part of town, with many residential areas. It is comprised of several neighborhoods, some of which are known as objects of postcode envy.

"The north" is considered anything north of Ben-Gurion boulevard and west of Ibn Gabirol st, and anything north of "Sha'ul Ha'melech" boulevard and east of it, including the neighborhoods north of Hayarkon river.

The one part of the north that is not residential is Ramat Ha'Chayal - a business area that is quite small but sports a large number of restaurants and bars, to cater for the professional working population that frequents it.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The "University" and "Center (Savidor)", the latter being the busiest train station in Israel, are located in the north and served by frequent trains from all stations in the Israeli rail network. For travel within Tel Aviv, see "By bus" below.

By bus[edit]

The best way to travel within Tel Aviv to the north is by bus. Some of the major bus lines are: 13, 24, 25, 47, 48. They go all the way from the south to the east and can get you close to most attractions in the area.

By car[edit]

The Ayalon highway has several exits in the north part of town - KKL, Ha'Halacha and Arlozorov. Note, especially during the morning rush hour, that driving into Tel Aviv by car is best avoided.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Eretz Israel Museum, 2 Haim Levanon Street (Dan Buses: 7, 27, 45, 24, 25. Egged Buses: 74, 274, 86.), +972-3-6415244, [1]. Su-W 10AM-4PM, Th 10AM-8PM (ethnography and folklore display until 4PM), F-Sa 10AM-2PM. History, archaeology and culture - includes the archaeological site of Tel Qasile, the remains of an early Philistine settlement. In addition the museum has a Planetarium. Museum/Planetarium+Museum: adults ₪42/₪74, students/soldiers ₪28/₪60, children under 18 Free/₪32.  edit
  • Beth Hatefutsoth (Museum of Jewish Diaspora), Tel Aviv University Campus, Klausner Street (bus:7, 25 from city center, entrance through Matatia Gate 2), +972-3-6408000, [2]. Su-Th 10AM-4PM. This multimedia museum tells the story of the 2000 years of Jewish life throughout the entire world. It’s less about history and more about people: how the lived, worked, celebrated or prayed. A must-see if you like to know more about Jewish heritage. The museum is situated inside Tel-Aviv University campus, so you can walk around a bit to see how the Israeli student looks like. The university gallery sometimes features interesting exhibitions. The newly built Smolarsh Auditorium is nicknamed The Atomic Reactor, due to its strange shape; the red-brick synagogue is referred to as The Petrol Distillery because its resemblance to the country main distilleries north of Haifa. Adults ₪35, including audio guiding.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Luna Park, 972-3-6427080, [3]. Tel Aviv's main amusement park. While the rides it has to offer are no competition to ones that can be found in other countries, it should still be considered for a visit by thrill-loving tourists, especially families with kids, since the park has a large amount of child-friendly rides. The park has two rollercoasters.  edit
  • Meymadion, [4]. A large waterpark very close to Luna Park Tel Aviv. It offers a varied selection of waterslides, both for thrill seekers and for children. Nitce that during summer vacations the lines get fairly long.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Ramat Aviv Mall. One of the biggest and most popular shopping centres in the city. You will find here all the major brands, from Tommy Hilfiger to Calvin Klein, in addition to some Israeli brands. There is also a good food court with a nice selection of fast food chains.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Most restaurants are located in Ramat HaChayal business area.

  • Frame chef & sushi bar, 2 Raul Wallenberg, +972-3-6498080, [5]. 24/7. Stylish and trendy restaurant offering sushi and other Japanese and Asian dishes.  edit
  • Avantgarde, 3 HaBarzel St., +972-57-9442870, [6]. American style diner. Offers many kinds of meat dishes such as hamburgers, buffalo wings and steaks.  edit
  • Giraffe Grill, 3 HaBarzel St., +972-3-6476661, [7]. 12:00 - 01:00. Popular and inexpensive restaurant, offering many dishes from various Asian cuisines.  edit
  • Hudson, 27 HaBarzel St., +972-3-6444733, [8]. One of the best rated steak restaurants in Israel.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Leo Bloom's, 24 Raul Wallenberg, [9]. The second most famous Irish pub in Tel Aviv. A meeting place for the northern Tel Aviv youth and visitors from cities north of Tel Aviv.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The IYHA "Bnei Dan"[10] youth hostel offers affordable accomodation for backpackers. It is situated right on Hayarkon river, in a quiet residential area, but only about 10 minutes walk from Ibn Gabirol st.


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