When to fly:
Tel Aviv is busy in July and August when Israelis take their holidays and head for the city. Not only are hotels and attractions crowded, some hotels add a surcharge to their rates and you may find the prices of flights to Tel Aviv follow trend.
Hotel prices are also very high during the Passover (early April) and Sukkoth (late September–early October) holidays. At the same time, services are curtailed and many Israelis go away for Passover. The locals that stay in Tel Aviv for the holiday can embrace a variety of activities for all ages of the family from parties and concerts to basking on the beautiful beaches. Magic Festival, Da Vinci Alive in Tel Aviv, International Photography Festival and the Tel Aviv Architecture Tours, to name a few, are a selection of the different events on during Passover. Hotel reservations for Passover need to be made at least four months in advance and flights to Tel Aviv should be booked six months to a year in advance. Tel Aviv is also very crowded during school holidays.
May and early to mid-September are pleasant times to visit the city, however the end of May marks the beginning of Tel Aviv’s Pride Week so there may be larger crowds than usual throughout the city. Tel Aviv Pride offers an annual vibrant, dazzling and spectacular parade and over 50 other events during Pride week for people to get involved in. Dine at hip restaurants, shop at stylish boutiques and dance the night away in your pick of the fabulous nightclubs and bars on offer which will all contribute to making an unforgettable and memorable holiday in Tel Aviv.
If you prefer cool, rainy weather to dry heat, November to March is a good time to visit as cheap flights to Tel Aviv are easier to find.
Take a break from the intensity of other places in Israel and enjoy a little rest and respite in Tel Aviv. Situated nicely along the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. After a lazy day on the beach, head out for some nightlife, which some say could rival that of New York City or London. Tel Aviv is growing – both in population and in modernisation – at a very fast pace. Today, many travellers on flights to Tel Aviv are heading for business meetings in the city’s financial centre, or stopping overnight before boarding additional flights to Israel’s other destinations.
Even though the city is relatively young (founded in 1909) there are some historical aspects of Tel Aviv. Take a tour of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for its impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; the Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutsot) tells the tale of Jewish history and welcomes millions of visitors year-round; and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cameri Theatre to the New Israel Opera call Tel Aviv home. The city is also home to Jaffa, which dates back thousands of years.
Tel Aviv is home to hundreds of thousands of Jews, Muslims and Christians and continues to adapt to the ever-changing world with the addition of new technology, state-of-the-art buildings and five-star restaurants and shopping boutiques. Flights to Tel Aviv are a great starting point for travellers going on to experience other parts of Israel.
Since its opening in 1932, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has blossomed into the country’s best display of modern art. The permanent collection includes work from Chagall, Dali, Cezanne and Monet. Cultural programs at the museum include presentations on music, dance and cinema.