Herzliya

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Regarded by some as a suburb to the north of Tel Aviv, Herzliya is a city in its own right. Herzliya Pituach, the coastal neighborhood of this city, is one of Israel’s most exclusive, with ambassadors and industrialists among its residents. Fine restaurants as well as the nice beach and upscale atmosphere make this a great place to relax, near Tel Aviv. It is just 20 minutes away but feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv.

Visiting Herzliya

Herzliya beach by Flickr user RonAlmog
Herzliya beach by Flickr user RonAlmog

The main attraction of Herzliya for most people is the beach. Whilst it isn’t Israel’s best beach, Herzliya’s beach is clean and attractive, and has a life guard. It does get busy at week-ends but is a great place to spend an afternoon out of the bustle of Tel Aviv (only 20 minutes away)

The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art art is often overlooked but is a great collection of modern pieces.

The lack of hustle and bustle in comparison to Tel Aviv makes Herzliya a great place to get active. Jogging and cycling could be easier and

Just north of Herzliya, in Gaash is one of Israel’s two golf courses – a nine hole course.

Herzliya Marina by Flickr user RonAlmog
Herzliya Marina by Flickr user RonAlmog

Herzliya has a large number of trendy restaurants, largely in the Industrial Zone. Whilst this sounds very unattractive, Herzliya Industrial Zone consists of glass office buildings in which are offices of international hi-tech and venture capital firms.

The Herzliya Marina complex also has a great selection of restaurants.

Herzliya has a few resort-style hotels along its coastline. None of these are anything special unless you wish to be based here instead of the bustle of Tel Aviv. Herzliya Marina also has a shopping mall although it contains the same stores as most of Israel’s malls.

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