When most people think of Israel, they picture the many holy sites, Jerusalem of Gold, a war-torn country, the desert, and historical ruins. City Guide Tel Aviv gives us a new slant on Israeli life in a beautifully photographed, glossy guide to the vibrant, cosmopolitan, Mediterranean city. It describes museums and galleries, gourmet restaurants and the café culture, clubs and nightlife, boutiques and fashion and bed & breakfasts! Many tours spend only a day in Tel Aviv but this book will give you insider tips on cultural and hip places in Israel’s second largest city so that you’ll want to spend an entire vacation there. While Jaffa is one of the world’s oldest port cities, Tel Aviv is Israel’s newest and City Guide is divided into six areas including Jaffa with maps and numbered locations. I’ve visited Tel Aviv at least ten times and have found many exciting places in this guide that I hope to check out next time.
Miriam Bradman Abrahams is a Cuban-born, Brooklyn-raised, Long Island-residing mom. She is Hadassah Nassau’s One Region One Book chairlady, a freelance essayist, and a certified yoga instructor who has loved reviewing books for the JBC for the past ten years.