Chances are that if you’ve been researching a trip to Tel Aviv, you’re up to approximately your eyeballs with information on museums, art galleries, observatories, and historical attractions like Old Jaffa and the White City. And why wouldn’t you be? There are so many cultural and historical must-sees in the city of Tel Aviv. But there’s also world-class eating and shopping, and that’s something we don’t want you to miss out on. Here are a few tips for making sure you don’t miss out on any amazing shopping and eating opportunities while staying in a boutique hotel Tel Aviv.
Tip 1: Choose Your Hotel Wisely
On a great vacation, a hotel has to be more than just the place you dump your suitcase and sleep at night. If you want a place that’s stylish, well-appointed, has great amenities and services, and most importantly has a great location, then you want the Varsano, a boutique hotel Tel Aviv. There are a few exceptional hotels to choose from in Tel Aviv, but the Varsano is in a prime location in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, which is close to everywhere you’ll want to be.
Tip 2: Look Beyond the Obvious Shopping Districts
If you’re into shopping and you’re in Tel Aviv, then of course you want to go to Dizengoff Street. That’s where you’ll find Dizengoff, Gertrude, Banot and Katomenta, all fashion must-stops. You’ll also want to go to Carmel Market, which is the biggest and busiest marketplace in Tel Aviv filled with all kinds of vendors. For something you can’t find anywhere else, stop by Stern Galleries, which specializes in Israeli art.
However, one place you may have written off is the Jaffa Flea Market. We’ll be honest with you: you’re very likely not going to find any hidden treasures amongst the wares being offered, no matter how hard you dig. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a visit, perhaps more for the sophisticated bistros and lively cafes than the shopping. If you have a spare afternoon, pencil it in.
Tip 3: Get Ready to Get Gourmet
Tel Aviv is famous for its cafes, and deservedly so, but don’t go into Tel Aviv thinking café culture is all it has to offer. In the past few years Tel Aviv has propelled itself to the forefront of international gourmet cuisine. This is thanks to restaurants like Herbert Samuel, a creative tapas-style restaurant with a stunning view of the shoreline, Yoezer Wine Bar, an unforgettable stone restaurant in old Jaffa that offers classic French food with an inventive Israeli twist, and Milgo and Milbar, a seafood restaurant that serves up fresh Mediterranean catches inside of a Bauhaus-style building.