YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Difference between revisions of "Givat Shmuel"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Givat Shmuel

Default Banner.jpg

(Get out)
Line 51: Line 51:
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 +
* [[Bnei Brak]] to the west. Walkable.
 +
* [[Petah Tikva]] to the east.
  
  
 
{{isPartOf|Israeli_Coastal_Plain}}
 
{{isPartOf|Israeli_Coastal_Plain}}
 
{{isIn|Israel}}
 
{{isIn|Israel}}

Revision as of 12:02, 30 May 2011

Givat Shmuel (Samuel Hill) is a small city of nearly 30,000 in Israel. It is in the Center District, which also includes Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, and Petah Tikva.

History

Givat Shmuel is named after Romanian Zionist Samuel Pineles. It was declared a city in 2007.

Get in

By bus

Egged provides service from other cities to Givat Shmuel. The transfers can be tricky, so check here to plan your trip. All fares are as of May 2011.

  • From Haifa, take the 921 to Petah Tikva and transfer to the 164. 35 NIS.
  • From Jerusalem, take the 402. 19.5 NIS.
  • From Tel Aviv, take the 561, 641, or 921 to Ha Yarkon Junction Centre and transfer to the 564 (6am to 1pm). 22.6 NIS. Alternatively, take the 525 or 531 to Ramat Gan Ayalon Mall and transfer to the 318 (3-5pm). 12 NIS

By car

These directions are very basic. Use Google maps for more detail.

  • From Haifa, take Route 2 south to Route 4.
  • From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, take Route 4 North.

Get around

By bicycle

Like most of Israel, it is easy to navigate the city by bicycle. Always watch for cars.

By bus

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.

By car

Givat Shmuel is welcome to cars, but there are many narrow and one way roads. Also, be prepared for roundabouts/traffic circles.

By foot

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.

See

Do

Givat Shmuel has several parks and playgrounds, including one with colorful exercise equipment for those 14 and up.

  • Ramon Park, Between Begin, Hammer, Yoni Netanyahu, and Gur. A park with playground for kids.


Buy

  • Shopping Mall, Landau and Yoni Netanyahu. A nice semi-outdoor shopping mall with many stores, restaurants, and a supermarket. There are also two banks in and one nearby where you can withdraw Shekels with foreign credit cards.


Eat

Drink

Sleep

Contact

Get out