Central Tel Aviv West
When exploring Tel Aviv, it’s nearly impossible not to notice its lively streets, vibrant night life and café culture. The city center is where it all comes down to.
Central Tel Aviv boasts a wide range of attraction: Dizengoff Center (Israel’s first mall), is a haven for those who love shopping, while the famous Dizengoff square with its colorfully kinetic fountain is rich in history. King George St offers an eclectic shopping experience and underground bar scene, Frishman St tantalizes your taste buds with its delicious ‘Falafel’ and ‘Shawarma’ stands, whilst Bugrashov St entices serious shoppers with unique boutique fashion and charming café’s – and all of this is only minutes away from the beach. Known as ‘the city that never sleeps’, this dynamic part of Tel Aviv literally never sleeps – whatever the hour, whatever you’re into, you can find it all here.
Walking down Dizengoff St on a sunny Friday morning is truly an experience. The streets are packed, artists sell their handmade crafts and jewelry on street stands, coffee shops are filled, and going shopping in Dizengoff Center can be a bit hectic with its famous ‘Food Market’ and ‘Young Clothing Designers’ venue.
The dynamic population in the city center mainly consists of young students and professionals sharing flats, all but enjoying the very best of what this city has to offer.
Being in the very center of it all can get loud and noisy, but its true charm lies in its many side streets, each with its own history and story to tell. Exploring these side streets allows you to enjoy the heartbeat of Tel Aviv without the hustle, bustle and noise.
This particular part of Tel Aviv boasts a history going all the way back to the late 1930s. Dizengoff Square, named after Meir Dizengoffs wife Tzina Dizengoff, has been a social gathering since 1938. With classic Bauhaus buildings surrounding the square, ‘Kikar Dizengoff is a symbol of Tel Aviv. The ‘Habima’ theatre, now known as ‘The Lessin House’, hosts Israel’s best actors and theatrical performances. The surrounding streets of Dizengoff were known as the ‘Actors Complex’, and all the famous actors of the previous ‘Habima’ theatre resided around Frug St, DovHoz, Gnessin, Frishman, Gordon, Ben Ami, Riness and Zamenhoff Street. When looking for fine art, Gordon Street has a number of famous art galleries to explore.
Wandering the streets of the City Center really brings out the very best of Tel Aviv; the past and the present blend seamlessly, making this particular area the beating heart of the Tel Aviv.