Tel Aviv (meaning 'Hill of Spring' in Hebrew) has an air of perpetual renewal: flowers bloom, new restaurants open and there's always a party somewhere. Tel Aviv, often called ‘the city that never stops’, is the first modern Jewish city built in Israel and is the country’s economic and cultural center.
Tel Aviv also has the distinction of being named a top tourist site by major tourist publications. Tel Aviv is a national center of rich, innovative and popular culture which serves not only the residents of the city, but the entire country. It is also a huge employment and production center and was recently proclaimed one of the ten high-tech capitals of the world.
Visible from a distance with its seafront skyscrapers and exclusive hotels, Tel Aviv presents a lively combination of entertainment venues, shopping malls, exotic markets, nonstop active nightlife, gorgeous golden beaches and wonderful restaurants of all kinds. The special blend of Mediterranean ambience, seaside resort and modern façade is what makes the city so uniquely appealing. Stretched along the beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean, Tel-Aviv is Israel’s largest city and biggest commercial center.
It is a busy metropolis, which inspires its visitors with a unique energetic atmosphere of excitement and fun.
Tel Aviv is also the country’s greatest cultural center, a home for a variety of museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls. By contrast, the ancient port city of Jaffa is medieval in appearance.