Tel Aviv
Israel
By Vanessa Brown

Located on the Mediterranean coast of west central Israel is the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Though the official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo, the addition Yafo was added in 1950 to preserve the historical name Jaffa (Yafo).  With a population of approximately 404,400 people and a land area of 20 square miles, it is the second most populous city in Israel but the number one destination in the hearts of many tourists. A bustling modern city visited by over 2 million  people each year,  Tel Aviv is known to many as “The City That Never Sleeps” and boasts  a 24-hour culture, beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, and landmark neighborhoods rich in history such as Old Jaffa . In 2003 Tel Aviv was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; in addition it has also been named one of UNESCO’s World Cities, alongside such locations as Sydney, Berlin and San Francisco. What’sCheaper.com invites you to begin planning your trip to Tel Aviv, Israel today.

Tel Aviv is accessed by Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) which is located just 9 miles southeast of the city. This airport services both international as well as domestic flights and is the hub for 4 very large Middle Eastern airlines. Please follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to a wonderful listing of flights into Gurion International Airport. WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel accommodations. Just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for great rates.

Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 and is made up of 9 districts that have evolved naturally over the past 100 years. Jaffa is notably the oldest of these and is actually the port city that spawned the original creation of Tel Aviv before being eventually annexed as part of the younger city. As a place of much historical significance, Jaffa is not to be missed. Visitors can soak up history, culture and some very interesting facts while here.

Guests interested in a more structured look at history will be excited to learn that Israel is said to have more museums per capita than any country in the world and three of the largest are located in Tel Aviv. Visitors can enjoy the Eretz Israel Museum which is known for an unparalleled collection of archaeological and historical exhibits dealing with the Land of Israel. On the campus of Tel Aviv University there is the Beth Hatefusoth, a museum of the international Jewish Diaspora with exhibits depicting both persecution as well as prosperity throughout history. WhatsCheaper.com definitely suggests taking in some of the museum offerings while in Tel Aviv.

For guests interested in higher education and notable campuses, Tel Aviv University is wonderful. Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel and is known internationally for its chemistry, physics, computer science and linguistics departments. When combined with Bar-Ilan University in neighboring Ramat Gan there is a student population of over 50,000, a large number of which are international students. The campus is located in the neighborhood of Ramat Aviv and can be easily visited by car, train, bus, bike or walk depending on the location of your accommodations. Please follow this [LINK] to find accommodations near the university.

In many parts of the world where there are students there is nightlife and Tel Aviv is no exception. Tel Aviv is one of the liveliest cities one can visit anywhere. The staggering variety of nightlife includes bars, disco techs, dance halls, clubs, shows, smoking rooms, cafes, lounges and restaurants. Far from boring the fare of this happening city can range from traditional Arab and Jewish cuisine to modern dishes found in every corner of the world.

Tel Aviv’s beaches are the perfect recovery to a night of fun and entertainment. WhatsCheaper.com notes that guests will want to ask a local information source about an appropriate beach for their bathing needs. In the warm Mediterranean sun beaches are an important part of the city culture and each of the different beaches have their own culture and style attracting visitors with varying expectations.

While a good picture is worth a thousand words a visit to Tel Aviv is worth a thousand memories. At WhatsCheaper.com we know you’ll have a wonderful time so follow the above links to book your trip today.

MUST SEE IN Tel Aviv LIST:

  • 1. Independence Hall Museum
  • 2. Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • 3. Yitzhak Rabin Center
  • 4. Nalagaat Center
  • 5. Museum of the Jewish Diaspora
  • 6. Beit Rubin Museum
  • 7. White City
  • 8. IIana Goor Residence & Museum
  • 9. Jabotinsky Museum
  • 10. Old Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. British Film Festival - January
  • 2. Israel Marathon - January
  • 3. Jazz & Blues Festival - February
  • 4. Purim - March
  • 5. Passover - April
  • 6. Independence Day - May
  • 7. Israel Festival - May
  • 8. Shavuot - June
  • 9. Humus Festival - July
  • 10. Beer Festival - August

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Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel & Towers
115 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
By Sarah Hay

Perched directly on the Mediterranean beachfront, the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel & Towers is the perfect location for travelers who desire to be close to the Tel Aviv’s cultural center, business district and shopping and dining areas. Nearby, the historic city of Jaffa offers visitors breathtaking sights, and five museums are within four miles of the hotel. Business travelers will appreciate the Sheraton Tel Aviv’s close proximity to major corporations, including IBM, Motorola, Citi Group and Microsoft. There are also four government embassies near the hotel, including United States, France, U.K. and Germany.

The 325 rooms and suites at the Sheraton have been designed with your utmost comfort in mind. To that end, the Sheraton Towers floors offer exclusive amenities, such as butler services, complimentary pressing and packing and unpacking services, laundry, shoe shine, turndown and newspaper delivery service. There are sea view rooms available, as well as Club level rooms, which feature additional amenities, with free fitness room access, as well as private lounge access. If you’d like wireless high speed Internet access, it is available, for a slight fee. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and connecting rooms and suites with sitting areas are also available, upon request.

There is an outdoor pool with sun deck for relaxation, as well as an all-new spa with 14 treatment rooms on site, offering a variety of massage, facial and complete body treatments. The Cielo Spa is open seven days a week, to help guests feel pampered and indulged. Guests at the hotel will also enjoy the dry-cleaning, childcare, and 24 hour concierge service provided at the hotel, along with the jewelry shop and beach access directly from the hotel. There are also two restaurants, a lobby lounge and a pool snack bar to keep you well fed.

Business visitors can take advantage of the 10 different meeting spaces on site, the largest of which covers over 3,000 square feet. Private functions and banquets are welcomed, and there are executive boardrooms for conferences, along with event specialists at your service to help turn your event into a memorable occasion. Treat yourself to the excellence you deserve at the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel & Towers, and let WhatsCheaper.com help get you there for less, just click here: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Tel Aviv
Independence Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
By Jessica Howell

Situated on a cliff overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, The Hilton Tel Aviv offers guests stunning ocean vistas, spectacular accommodations, and superb service.  Surrounded by Independence Park on three sides, the hotel also offers guests privacy and isolation that so many people long for when they go on vacation.  Choose from classic guest rooms or upgrade to a Vista Club Room or an Executive Club Room and enjoy a plethora of exclusive amenities.  Regardless of which room is right for you, all guests will be pampered by luxurious accommodations and plush amenities.  

Guests can begin checking into the hotel at 2 p.m.  and check out is at 12 noon on the day of your departure.  Upon check in, guests will immediately feel relaxed as the cool blue and beige tones of the hotel work to imitate the stunning natural beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and invoke a sense of calm and serenity.  Make your way to your room and check out all the amenities the hotel offers including an LCD TV, in room movies, work desk and chair, wireless internet access, and a luxuriously spacious marble bathroom with large bathtub that is guaranteed to leave you feeling spoiled.  

After you have your personal belongings safely stowed in your room, make your way back downstairs and visit the large outdoor pool.  With a huge pool deck and plenty of chairs, this is the place to go to enjoy ultimate relaxation.  Sip on a delicious cocktail while sitting poolside looking out onto the endless undulating waves as they crash on the shore.  Life doesn’t get any better than this.

The Hilton Tel Aviv also boasts several dining options – all conveniently located right in the hotel.  Start your day off right with a hearty and healthy buffet breakfast at Club Med; sophisticated Mediterranean dishes at King Solomon Restaurant; alfresco lunches at the Pool Bar; Asian cuisine at Yakimono Sushi Bar; or light lunches and cocktails at the Lobby Lounge & Bar.  No matter what you are in the mood for, you can find it without ever having to leave the hotel.  

WhatsCheaper.com recommends booking your stay at the Hilton Tel Aviv.  WhatsCheaper.com would be happy to assist with your hotel booking.  Click on the following link to get started today:  (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).  

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