It’s hard to believe but up until just a few years ago, one of Tel Aviv’s trendiest and popular recreational destination was a deserted and rundown area that you wouldn’t want to be seen in during the day, let alone the night.
Today Tel Aviv’s Port area is one of the city’s major attractions drawing in crowd 7 days a week, almost 24 hours a day. When you visit the 22.5 acre complex, your find over 100 shops, bars, restaurants, clubs and galleries to wander around and enjoy and Israel’s largest wooden promenade that is perfect for a stroll with your family or that ‘special’ someone.
Tel Aviv Seaport – something for everyone, 24 hours a day
There’s so much going on in the Port that it’s impossible to describe it all. But, one thing you can be sure of is that whatever your age, you’ll find plenty to do and enjoy. Here’s are just a few examples.
The Food Market is a new addition to the things to see and do at the Port. You’ll find it in Hanger 12 and, if you love good food produce, you have to pay the market a visit. It’s open every day (except Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday there’s also a Farmer’s Market to feast on (open till 3 p.m.).
Friday’s a special day at the Port – and not just because of the Sabbath. The place usually is crowded with families and young people, the restaurants and coffee shops are full and you’ll often find street performers who’ll entertain you with their music or mine or acrobatic displays.
Israel is renowned for its ethnic and fusion cuisine – and you’ll find plenty to choose from at the Port. The Port has many excellent restaurants to choose from offering great food from many kitchens. Some are very up market, others geared for families. There are also dozens of small cafés, many where you can sit outside to enjoy the sea breeze.
Who doesn’t love to shop – and at the Port you’ll have plenty of opportunity. Major international stores as well as Israel chains and small boutiques. Something for everyone and if you’re lucky, you may find a bargain.
At night, the Port changes color and becomes the center for bars, clubs, dance bars. Hip Hop, pop, jazz, Israeli singalongs, whatever your taste in music, you’ll find it here.
What better way to end your day with a cup of coffee watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling display of reds and oranges. This is what life’s about.