I’m really excited to interview Mark Gordon of The Jerusalem Post Podcast – Travel Edition about Tel Aviv, Israel. Mark’s tips for the best things to do in Tel Aviv are awesome because he has been in Tel Aviv for more than 10 years and he loves the great food, lively bars, and beautiful Mediterranean beaches.

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Old buildings and steps in Jaffa. Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash.

Tel Aviv, Israel

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Tel Aviv’s Official Tourism Website, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Tel Aviv cityscape. Photo by Shai Pal on Unsplash.

Getting around Tel Aviv

The local airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), which is about a 25-minute drive to Tel Aviv.

Mark says that public transportation is relatively inexpensive. Each local ride should cost less than $2 per person. There are also trains or buses if you want to visit other parts of Israel.

Parking is expensive and can be difficult to find. However, if you must rent a car, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz for the best offers.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. Mark suggests using the Gett app to order a taxi in English.

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Old minaret and Andromeda’s Rock. Photo from Depositphotos.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Mark Gordon about Tel Aviv, Israel. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Green dots = best things to do in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Tel Aviv, Israel

Who is Mark Gordon?

The Jerusalem Post Travel Show podcast was conceived in late 2020 by David Harris and Mark Gordon. David and Mark have been producing content together for a decade, reunited after meeting at Manchester University in England. David is a former broadcaster for the BBC and currently works in PR, whereas Mark currently works in governmental property. They love Manchester City Football Club, their families, and traveling.

Best things to do in Tel Aviv Israel - Mark Gordon

Here are a few of his podcast episodes:

You can connect with Mark on his website and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Outdoor dining is common in Jaffa and other parts of Tel Aviv. Photo by Yaroslav Lutsky on Unsplash.

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A spice merchant at the local market. Photo by Simon Goetz on Unsplash.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Timothy Scarlett and Lee at Mont Tremblant Ski Resort near Montreal in January 2020.

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Related episodes

We don’t currently have other episodes for the Middle East region, but there are episodes for cities that you may stop in on your way to Israel from the U.S., such as: