North Tel Aviv is the wealthiest area of the city, and one of the wealthiest places in all of Israel. This area extends from the northern border of the city to the Yarkon River. This region is very green, quiet, and suburban compared to the rest of Tel Aviv. The Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv University, and some important museums are located here.
- 1 Tel Aviv University Station, 95 Rokah Blvd. Close to the university, Yarkon park, Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center and "Luna park" (an amusement park).
- 2 Bnei Brak Station. This station is closer to the Ramat Ha'Chayal area, but requires a 10 min walk through the Yarkon park.
The best way to arrive from within Tel Aviv to the north is by buses. Some of the major buses are: 13, 24, 25, 47, 48, 89, 189. They go all the way from the south to the east and can get you close to most attractions in the area.
You can enter via the Ayalon (the main highway) or through Namir road (the continuation of highway 2). However, especially during the morning you should avoid entering Tel Aviv by car as many commuters are jamming the roads.
- 1 Eretz Israel Museum, 2 Haim Levanon Street (Dan Buses: 7, 24, 25, 45, 113, 279. Egged Buses: 171, 271, 274.), ☎ . Open Sun-Wed 10AM-4PM, Thu 10AM-8PM (ethnography and folklore display until 4PM) Fri-Sat 10AM-2PM. History, archaeology and culture - includes the archaeological site of Tel Qasile, the remains of an early Philistine settlement. In addition the museum has a Planetarium. Musum/Planetarium+Muesum - Adult: ₪42/74, Student & Soldier: ₪28/60, Children under 18: Free/₪32.
- 2 Beth Hatefutsoth (Museum of Jewish Diaspora), Tel Aviv University Campus, Klausner Street (bus:7, 25 from city center, entrance through Matatia Gate 2), ☎ . Open Su-Th 10am-4pm. This multimedia museum tells the story of the 2000 years of Jewish life throughout the entire world. It’s less about history and more about people: how the lived, worked, celebrated or prayed. A must-see if you like to know more about Jewish heritage. The museum is situated inside Tel-Aviv University campus, so you can walk around a bit to see how the Israeli student looks like. The university gallery sometimes features interesting exhibitions. The newly built Smolarsh Auditorium is nicknamed The Atomic Reactor, due to its strange shape; the red-brick synagogue is referred to as The Petrol Distillery because its resemblance to the country main distilleries north of Haifa. Adults: ₪35, including audio guiding.
- 3 Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center (Ganey Ha'Taarucha), Rokach Avenue ("University Train station", bus: 8, 12, 22, 40, 47, 48, 89, 137, 189, 247, 266, 389, 521), ☎ . Holds many exhibitions and events
- 4 Yitzhak Rabin Center, 8 Chaim Levanon, ☎ . A museum dedicated to the life of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the political and social development of Israel as a whole. The center is involved in educational activities, which mostly help young Israelis prepare to contribute to a democratic and tolerant society.
- 5 Palmach Museum, 10 Haim Levanon. The most interesting and gripping of Tel Aviv's military museums, it teaches the history of the Palmach, the main elite branch of Israel's military in 1948. There are no traditional exhibits, rather, you experience a 90 min interactive presentation as part of a group.
- The beach - North Tel Aviv has some nice beaches which tend to be less crowded than the beaches in Central Tel Aviv. From north to south:
- 1 Cliff beach (Hof HaTzuk). The poshest beach in Tel Aviv, where you might run into Israeli celebrities. There is a sandstone cliff running just behind the beach, and above it are sand dunes. This beach used to have an entrance fee, however that may no longer be the case.
- 2 Tel Baruch beach. Sandwiched between the sea and the Sdeh Dov domestic airport, this beach can be reached from its north end (Tsvi Propes street) or south end (Yarkon Park). It is popular with families.
- 3 Yarkon Park (also called Ganei Yehoshua). The largest public park in Tel Aviv. The Yarkon River runs through the park, and spills into the Mediterranean Sea. The park is an excellent place for physical activities of all kinds - walking, jogging, cycling, kissing, etc. You can also come and join a game of football/basketball at almost any time. The park is clean (but the river is not; do not swim!) and except for a few small parts is very well lit at night. One unique local custom is to tie balloons to the trees to claim a spot for picnics or parties later in the day. It is possible to rent a canoe on the river.
- 4 Luna Park, Rokach Blvd (Use Tel Aviv university train station), ☎ . Not open every day. Check specifically. Tel Aviv's main amusement park. While the rides it has to offer are no competition to ones that can be found in other countries, it should still be considered for a visit by thrill-loving tourists, especially families with kids, since the park has a large amount of child-friendly rides. The park has two rollercoasters. ₪105, discounts for many local credit cards - ask your Israeli friends.
- 5 Meymadion, Rokach Blvd (Use Tel Aviv university or Bnei-Brak train stations), ☎ . A large waterpark very close to Luna Park. It offers a varied selection of waterslides, both for thrill seekers and for children. Note that during summer vacations the lines get quite long. ₪105, discounts for many local credit cards - ask your Israeli friends.
- 7 TLV Balloon (In Yarkon Park, north of the river, a little east of the freeway). 08:30-11:00 all days, 18:00-21:00 Sat-Thu. A balloon ride, rising to a height of 300 feet over the Yarkon Park, offering a great view of the park and the Tel Aviv skyline. ₪75.
- 1 Ramat Aviv Mall. One of the biggest and most popular shopping centres in the city. You will find here all the major brands, from Tommy Hilfiger to Calvin Klein, in addition to some Israeli brands. There is also a good food court with a nice selection of fast food chains. In line with the neighborhood, this mall as a bit upscale compared to other Tel Aviv malls.
- 2 Shuk Tzafon (North Market), Raul Wallenberg 20. A recently opened indoor market. Its stalls sell raw food materials as well as prepared dishes. It caters to workers of the nearby Ramat HaHayal office park, as well as residents of the upscale nearby neighborhoods.
Most restaurants are located in 1 Ramat HaChayal business area.
- 1 Frame chef & sushi bar, 2 Raul Wallenberg, ☎ . 24/7. Stylish and trendy restaurant offering sushi and other Japanese and Asian dishes.
- 2 Avantgarde, 3 HaBarzel St., ☎ . American style diner. Offers many kinds of meat dishes such as hamburgers, buffalo wings and steaks.
- 3 Giraffe Grill, 3 HaBarzel St., ☎ . 12:00 - 01:00. Popular and inexpensive restaurant, offering many dishes from various Asian cuisines.
- 1 Leo Bloom's, 24 Raul Wallenberg. The second most famous Irish pub in Tel Aviv. A meeting place for the northern Tel Aviv youth and visitors from cities north of Tel Aviv.
There are no budget options available in North Tel Aviv.
- 1 West Boutique Hotel Tel Aviv, Herzl Rozenblum 12, ☎ . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Located on the cliff above the Tzuk Beach. Not in walking distance of other North Tel Aviv sites.