No matter what season, Tel Aviv throbs with activity after sundown. Strollers are out on the boulevards, people-watchers crowd the cafes, clubs are hopping, and restaurants are packed. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays are the big nights out; Sunday and weekday nights are quieter.

To find out what’s going on in the city, pick up a free copy of “Time Out Tel Aviv,” available at many hotels. Another great resource for event info is Tel Aviv municipality English-language site

In addition to the listings, Hayarkon Park (tel. 03/642-2828), at the northern edge of Tel Aviv, hosts large outdoor concerts; there are also concerts in Hayarkon Park’s Wohl Amphitheater (tel. 03/521-8210).

The Performing Arts

While Jerusalem has many cultural offerings, Tel Aviv is the true performance center of Israel. The Mann Auditorium is the home of the Israel Philharmonic, The Israel Ballet is also centered in Tel Aviv. Major ticket outlets are Le’an, 101 Dizengoff St. (tel. 03/524-7373); Hadran, 90 Ibn Givrol St. (tel. 03/521-5200); and Castel, 153 Ibn Givrol St. (tel. 03/604-5000).


Israeli films (which typically include English subtitles) punch way above their weight on the international scene, so try to fit a cinema visit in if you can. For English language films, which are not dubbed (as they are in some countries in Europe), you can sit back and enjoy.

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