Unique Streets in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is packed full of attractions, there are parks, museums, picturesque neighborhoods, markets, beaches, cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and much more. Tel Aviv’s “white city” district is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of the Bauhaus architecture of the buildings in it. But getting to know a city takes more than visiting places of interest in it. If you’re visiting Tel Aviv, perhaps staying in a beach hotel or at one of the city’s boutique hotels, make sure to spend time just walking along some of its well known streets. We’ve gathered for you a list of streets well worth the stroll.
Dizengoff street is considered to be “main street” Tel Aviv, this is not because it is the longest, the widest or the busiest but due to the fact that the city grew around the area where Dizingoff street was the main road at the beginning of the 20’th century.
This lively, interesting street is named after the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizingoff.
It is easy to walk to the north part of Dizingoff street from many hotels in Tel Aviv, including the large beach hotels as well as boutique hotels in Tel Aviv such as the Savoy and BY14. Dizingoff shopping mall is located on this street, also lined with a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Bograshov street runs east from Bograshov beach (on the promenade next to the big beach hotels in Tel Aviv) towards the city center. It ends at the corner of two other well known streets, King George and Ben Zion boulevard. You’ll find unique clothes shops along Bograshov, many considered among Tel Aviv’s trendiest. There are also great cafes and restaurants. Thanks to the proximity to the beach you may choose to eat in a restaurant on Bograshov after spending time at the sea.
If you’re looking to mix with Tel Aviv’s high society, a coffee house on Bazel street is where you should go. This street connects between Ibn Gabirol street and Dizengoff street but it is altogether different from both. Apart from classy cafes, there are designer shops, book stores, travel and real estate agencies.
Simta Almonit and Simta Plonit
These are two curious little alleys (simta means alley in Hebrew) named “Almonit” – anonymous in Hebrew, and “Plonit”- nameless or unidentified in Hebrew.
In Tel Aviv’s early days a wealthy business man wanted the two alleys named after himself and his wife, as is apparent to this day, the mayor, Meir Dizingoff, disapproved.
On the lovely alleys are great coffee shops and vintage clothing stores.
Dr. Benyamin Zeev Herzel is known as the visionary who foresaw the founding of a Jewish State, unsurprisingly there is a street named after him in most every city in Israel, there is even a whole city called “Herzelia”. Herzel street in Tel Aviv is a mix between old and new, there are furniture shops next to stylish boutiques and tiny stores specializing in all sort of oddities, porcelain figurines or toy trains for instance.
Allenby and Tchernikhovski
The southern part of Tchernikhovski street is close to Allenby and just 10 minutes walk from most beach hotels in Tel Aviv. Tchernikhovski is packed with vintage and designer clothes stores, little bistros and coffee houses. Allenby street, lined with Bauhaus bulidings, offers a chance to hunt for bargains at discount stores, outlets and shops advertizing close-out sales.
There are many more interesting streets in Tel Aviv, Hayarkon street for instance where several Boutique hotels in Tel Aviv are located.
Tel Aviv is a city easy to walk in, take the time, wonder around and check things out for yourself.