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  • 15 Ultimate Experiences in Israel

    With millennia of history and miles of scenic landscapes, this is a place where travelers can learn, relax, and partake in some unforgettable adventures.

    Posted by Amanda Sadlowski on April 21, 2015 at 1:00:00 PM EDT in Photos, Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas, Outdoors, Tel Aviv
  • Long Weekend in Tel Aviv

    Even if it's not prime beach season, there's plenty to do, from checking out fascinating markets and bazaars to viewing world-class architecture.

    Posted by Jenny Miller on January 30, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas, Tel Aviv, Africa & The Middle East, Long Weekend, Itinerary
  • 6 Top Food & Wine Experiences in Israel

    Home to an increasing number of vineyards and a wonderfully diverse culinary scene, Israel offers unforgettable experiences for food and wine lovers.

    Posted by Erica Duecy on May 27, 2014 at 5:00:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Wine and Cocktails Tagged: Wine, Food, Trip Ideas, Tel Aviv
  • What to Pack: Tel Aviv

    This balmy Mediterranean city is rich with history, culture, and a fantastic culinary tradition. Discover the buzzy metropolis decked out in these chic-meets-casual duds.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on October 28, 2013 at 1:54:25 PM EDT in Style
  • A Guide to Tel Aviv's Best Beaches

    Tel Aviv's culture and beach lifestyle are intimately intertwined, with both day and night seemingly revolving around the beach. Here, a guide to savvily navigating its shores.

    Posted by Karina Martinez-Carter on October 21, 2013 at 10:00:21 AM EDT in Outdoors
  • Hip Shenkin Hotel Opens in Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv is home to a hip new hotel, smack in the center of its coolest 'hood. The Shenkin Hotel is modern, with a chic rooftop terrace, Dead Sea-sourced bathroom amenities, and lots of local pride.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on October 02, 2013 at 8:56:54 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • Israel Itineraries: Beyond the Religious Sites

    Israel is often visited for the holy sites of the world's three major monotheistic religions. But with great food, thrilling adventures, and a thriving nightlife scene, there's much more to this diverse country.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on March 27, 2013 at 11:26:06 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Insider's Guide to Jerusalem

    Renowned Israeli-born chef and New York Times-acclaimed cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi recently released a follow up cookbook, Jerusalem, which turns back to the foods he grew up with. Here, he leads us to the best eats in Jerusalem.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on October 18, 2012 at 4:59:34 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: Southern Chef (and Charmer) Hugh Acheson

    Our first Fodor's Travel Tastemaker is none other than Southern (er, Canadian) chef-extraordinaire Hugh Acheson. We talked with him about all things food—road trip snacks, great meals he had in LA, and his upcoming trip to Israel.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 03, 2012 at 12:50:26 PM EDT in Restaurants, New at Fodor's
  • Your Most Transformative Travel Experiences

    We recently asked you, dear readers, about your most unforgettable travel experiences. And boy did you deliver—here are some of the most life-changing stories you told us.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 29, 2012 at 3:27:07 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Insider's Guide to Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv, the sunny city on the Mediterranean, has been heating up lately. It's filled with lively cafes, innovative dining, and an all-night party scene. Here's an insider's list of places to see and be seen.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on May 02, 2012 at 1:48:23 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Trip Ideas
  • Art News: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Opens New Building

    The museum that holds Israel's largest collection of modern and contemporary art just doubled its exhibition space today with the opening of its new Herta and Paul Amir Building.

    Posted by Rachel Klein on November 02, 2011 at 1:30:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Israel: Save room for breakfast

    If you’re staying at a hotel, expect a substantial (even extravagant) buffet with breads and rolls, yogurts, hummus, cheeses, fresh vegetables and chopped salads, fruits, and even American-style foods such as pancakes and granola. This Israel breakfast is often included in the room price, but check. Some cafes serve the same spread. It’s enough to hold you for hours.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 30, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • Israel: Know when to visit religious sites.

    Muslim sites are closed to tourists on Friday, the Muslim holy day. Avoid the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City between noon and 2 pm on Friday, when the flow of worshippers in the streets can be uncomfortable or even rowdy. Some Christian sites close on Sunday; others open after morning worship. Jewish religious sites, and some museums and historical sites, close midday Friday and remain closed through Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath).

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 24, 2010 at 2:00:28 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Israel: Try the bus to get around

    You can get almost anywhere in Israel by bus, and the central bus station is a fixture in most towns. Ask for the tahana merkazit. The Egged bus cooperative handles all bus routes, except those in Tel Aviv, where Dan operates. Fares are a flat-rate per journey, not based on distance. For both local and intercity travel, bus drivers accept payment for tickets (payable only in shekels). They don't make change for a bill over NIS 50. It's faster to buy tickets at the bus station.

    Posted by Adam Taplin on June 17, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Israel: Make the most of shopping in the souk

    Markets like Jerusalem's Old City souk are full of local color, with exotic spices, fresh-baked delicacies, embroidered dresses, tourist baubles, and more. When bargaining, offer half the requested price, but be ready to walk out if you can't agree. You'll be called back if vendors want to make the sale. Avoid buying gold, silver, gemstones, and antiquities in bazaars, where things aren't always what they seem, and prices fluctuate wildly.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 05, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips