Arrived in Tel Aviv from Jerusalem this morning (on the Egged 428 bus). Staying at the Metropolitan Hotel, only a block away from the (Old?) US Embassy.
Tel Aviv is known for its Bauhaus style of architecture. In the southern part of the city, many apartment buildings from the mid twentieth century were designed in that style. A good place to start is the Bauhas Museum on Bialik Street.
The neighborhood of Neve Tzedek along Shabazi Street is one of the oldest in the city. Now the home of boutique shops and restaurants, it attracts many visitors.
Tel Aviv walking tour along Rothschild Boulevard.
Walked south along the beach to Jaffa, an ancient port town that is now the home of small hotels, shops and restaurants.
Pictures from around Jaffa
Came across the Immanuel Church and the Maine Friendship House. The settlement was built in 1866 by a group of Christians from Maine. The settlers lasted only a few years before returning to Maine.
Took a walk along the Yarkon River, the park is filled with trails, athletic equipment and benches situated in shady groves. Then starting from the north, I walked along the beach, ending at the "Dog Beach," where dogs roam and play in the waves with other beach dogs!
Had a late lunch at Goocha, a seafood restaurant at the corner of Ben Gurion Boulevard and Dizzengoff.
Went out to Tel Aviv’s main brewery, The Dancing Camel. Tried the Trog Wit, a light beer made with etrog, a citrus fruit used during the religious festival of Sukkot.
I needed to get to Ben Gurion airport on a Friday morning, which is usually fine by train but the railroad is using Friday mornings to perform repairs and regular maintenance on the tracks. So the city offers a free shuttle, that is a little hard to find. It leaves about once and hour from the Savidor Bus Station, to the west of the train station.