You’re visiting Israel, and this time, you want to check out the shopping scene? Israel’s bustling city of Tel Aviv is your solution. Known as the cultural hub of the country, Tel Aviv is home to several famous shopping districts. Here are a few:
Dizengoff Center was Israel’s first shopping mall. It contains over 400 stores, two gyms, a rooftop pool, and a movie theater. The avid collector will find specialty stores that sell comic books, video games, gadgets, stamps, and posters. In addition, Dizengoff Center holds weekly events and shows exhibits in its design center.
The largest plaza in Tel Aviv, Kikar Hamedina is a sight to see. It is housed in a circular road and boasts the most exquisite shopping in the country. Above street level are luxury residential apartments, and at street level you will find posh shops and boutiques selling the highest end merchandise. Think Fifth Avenue in New York or Rodeo Drive in LA.
Jaffa Flea Market
At the other end of the economic spectrum is Jaffa Flea Market, where everything old is new again. Don’t forget to bargain for the antiques or handmade or secondhand items you must bring home. Stop in to one of the local eateries and taste the homemade cooking.
Here is the place to get anything you need and want while staying in Israel. You will also find every kind of store and restaurant chain that exists anywhere in the country, and some international ones as well, like the GAP and H&M, so you feel at home. Take an elevator ride up to the 49th floor to get a good view of the entire city.
Sarona Market is one of Tel Aviv’s newest shopping areas in one of the city’s oldest residential areas. Over 140 years old, the quaint, renovated buildings house boutique stores, artist galleries, charming cafes, and amazing restaurants and bars. Enjoy a visit to the Tommy Hilfiger flagship store of Israel.
And none of this would be possible without renting a car so you can go from shop to shop and know that you have a way to get it all back to your hotel.