Eurovision, the international song competition will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel from May 14-18, 2019 – and here are 5 things to do during Eurovision in Tel Aviv. The 64th edition of the musical event will take place in Israel after last year’s winning victory with the hit song “Toy”, by Netta. During Eurovision Tel Aviv will be more alive than ever, celebrating the festivities and welcoming international travelers. The song contest will be held at Expo Tel Aviv but the area known as “Eurovillage” will be in Charles Clore Park, situated along the beach in central Tel Aviv. Whether you are going to the events or not, here are 5 things to do during Eurovision in Israel.
Explore Tel Aviv’s Urban Life
Tel Aviv is known as an urban oasis, filled with art, culture, and food. From the spice market in southern Tel Aviv – Shuk Levinsky to the famous Carmel Market – Shuk Hacarmel, there is something for everyone. Showcasing everything from decadent treats to handmade jewelry and crafts, the markets in Tel Aviv have an extensive offering of goodies. For those really interested in learning more, joining the Tel Aviv Food Market Tour is one of the best ways to explore the market, along with a knowledgable guide sharing some insightful tips and sharing a few samples treats along the way. Easily one of the best things to do in during Eurovision 2019 in Israel, the markets in Tel Aviv have a lot to offer. For architecture aficionados or those curious in learning more about the White City, the Tel Aviv Architecture Tour to explore and learn about the many Bauhaus buildings found throughout the city. For those who want to learn more art culture, this Tel Aviv Street Art Tour explores the south Tel Aviv neighborhood of Florentin taking in the work of local artists and learning the unique story behind the street art. The Tel Aviv Urban Tour is the best way to explore all aspects in one comprehensive day that including architecture, food and street art in one tour.
Get out of Tel Aviv and explore Israel
Although Tel Aviv is the main event and the city where all the energy will be pumping, for some it can be overwhelming and can be nice to leave the city for a day or two, and explore what the rest of Israel has to offer. Traveling to the holy city of Jerusalem is a vast difference from the Tel Aviv and houses some of the holiest buildings in the world, important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Why not make a day trip to the famous Dead Sea and enjoy a relaxing float in the healing waters. Traveling to the lowest point on earth is easy with our tours that also stop at Masada and Ein Gedi. Check out these sites and locations featured during Eurovision to get some inspiration.
Enjoy the beaches in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is famously known for its beaches, with approximately 14 kilometers of coastline reaching from Herzliya in the north to Bat Yam in the south and 13 official beaches. Pristine waters and sandy shores along the Mediterranean sea make the Tel Aviv beaches irresistible, and with over 300 sunny days a year, it is easy to see why they are so popular. For dog lovers, Alma beach a designated dog beach where four-legged friend roam free is the ultimate beach spot. From Banana Beach to Hilton Beach, there is something for everyone and there is no question the beaches in Tel Aviv will be one of the best things to do during Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.
Make the most out of Tel Aviv nightlife
Known as the “City that never sleeps”, Tel Aviv is known for the vibrant nightlife and party scene. Bars and clubs will be welcoming international tourists with open arms and endless parties. From Rooftop Bars to some of the best nightlife in the world, Tel Aviv will not disappoint. Throughout the week there will be many parties, celebrations, concerts, and events. Check out our events page for a list of the most up to date events and parties happening in the city, also take a look at our Tel Aviv Pub Crawl.
Hang out at the Eurovillage
Situated at Charles Clore Park, the Eurovillage will be the hub of events and happenings connected to Eurovision. Bringing together locals and tourists, the area will serve as a central pulse of the city and is conveniently close to the beach, and just steps from Jaffo. The Eurovillage will be a hotspot, and one of the best things to do in Tel Aviv during Eurovision.
Other ideas during the festive week include indulging in a traditional Israeli breakfast, check out the best breakfast in Tel Aviv. Vegan travelers visiting for Eurovision look no further, Tel Aviv is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world, read more about the best vegan food in Tel Aviv. For travelers looking to find their next caffeine fix, read about the best coffee in Tel Aviv.