Cheap Flights to Tel Aviv
Flights to Tel Aviv arrive at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), which is located just 12 miles away from Tel Aviv and provides easy access to the city. Tel Aviv itself is a thriving metropolis along the Mediterranean Sea. At Tel Aviv Port, you'll find a waterfront that is filled with restaurants and shops. In the White City area of Tel Aviv, there are thousands of white buildings in the Bauhaus architectural style of the 1930s. On the city's western side, there are several miles of wide beaches that provide access to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The beaches feature showers and toilet facilities, and many also have cafes and restaurants lining them. During the warmer months, vendors sell ice cream and other treats to visitors along the beachfront.
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) originally had three terminals, but one was demolished and rebuilt to serve as a freight terminal. Arriving flights to Tel Aviv will either arrive at Terminal 1 or 3. Terminal 1 primarily handles domestic flights. However, it also handles some international flights from low-cost carriers such as Jet2.com, Vueling and Easyjet. These carriers fly from various locations, including London, Barcelona, Basel, Geneva and Manchester. Almost all other international flight carriers arrive at Terminal 3. TLV is a hub for Arkia Israel Airlines, Israir Airlines and El Al. In Terminal 3, there is a shopping mall with restaurants and retail stores. Arrivals enter the airport on the ground level of Terminal 3, and car rental counters are located on the second level. Passengers are able to travel between terminals using the airport's shuttle bus system. In order to get from the airport into Tel Aviv, travelers may take public transportation via Egged bus or travel by rental cars, taxi service, limousines or a private car/van service. The average cost of a taxi from the airport into the city's center is around $38.
Attractions in Tel Aviv
Every Friday, Tel Aviv has an open-air farmer's market at the Tel Aviv Port. Many visitors head to Tel Aviv to enjoy the city's famed beaches. Within walking distance along the coast, you can visit the ancient city of Jaffa, which features a well-preserved port that has been used for thousands of years. At night, many people head to the lounges along Lillenblum Street in Tel Aviv. Most visitors stay in one of the many hotels located near the beaches.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Tel Aviv
For four days each March, Tel Aviv holds Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating God's saving of the Jewish people from annihilation. The festival features costumes, a massive street party, a carnival and much more. In addition to the discos and lounges along Lillenblum Street, many people enjoy heading to Dizengoff Street to dine at one of the many fine open-air cafes located there. There is a wide variety of different cuisine types available in Tel Aviv, including international fare, Middle Eastern food and traditional Israeli dishes featuring baba ganoush, falafel, hummus and other local favorites. The average cost for a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant is just over $50. Average temperatures range from highs of 64 degrees in January to 86 degrees in August.
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