In the center of Tel Aviv lies a beautiful big expanse of greenery; a suitable place for families, young people, picnickers, runners and anyone who wants to enjoy a sunny day. Found just behind the Tel Aviv Marina, Hayarkon Park has a large choice of activities for people to enjoy. Activities include boat rides, rock climbing, and public basketball courts in the northern corner. You can also rent a bike and go for a ride around the park along its 5km track or take a stroll through the unique gardens. There is also a mini zoo with animals located at the park. In the summer there are many shows and concerts that are performed in the park amphitheater. If you find yourself with nothing to do on a sunny day, head to Hayarkon Park for endless opportunities of entertainment.
Location: On Sderot Rokah, opposite Luna Park.
Bus: Take any bus to Reading or no’s 5, 6, 7, 24, 25, 33, 45, 73, 126, 127, 171, 901, 911.
Gan Meir Park
On one of Tel Aviv’s busiest streets lays a place where you can enjoy some peace and quiet from the noisy Tel Aviv city life. This park is a place where you can take your dog for a walk, or simply sit and read a book. Gan Meir is a popular park for people with dogs and young children. With an enclosed area for your dog to run around in, playing equipment for children and a small fishpond, Gan Meir is a pleasant place to enjoy some peace and quiet or make some new friends. If you want a break from the busy city life, take your book down to the park and relax for a while, in a place where you can zone out and enjoy Tel Aviv’s natural beauty. This park also includes a public basketball court.
Location: 35 King George, between Allenby St. and Dizengoff Center.
Bus: 14, 18, 24, 25, 38, 39, 61, 63, 72, 82, 125, 172, 239.
Charles Clore Park
At the southern end of the Tel Aviv Beaches, a diamond in the rough can be found. Charles Clore Park is a park where you can find many people having an afternoon BBQ, a picnic or just lazing about in the sun. In between Jaffa and Dolphinarium beach, there is a large spacious green area for anyone who wants to kick around a ball, go for a short run, make new friends or just enjoy the beautiful scenery that Tel Aviv has to offer. With beautiful views of the beach, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, this park is a great place to go for a lovely evening or outing with friends. In the summer there are many fun and exciting activities and events that occur at this park such as concerts, performances and festivals.
Location: In front of the Dan Panorama, intersection of Professor Yehezkel Kaufmann and Shenkar Rd.
Bus: 10, 11, 18, 37, 100, 119.
If you want to be seen and feel like a nice walk, head down some of Tel Aviv’s famous boulevards and be part of the ‘it’ crowd. Rothschild Boulevard is one of the ‘it’ places to be at on a Saturday afternoon, pass by the coffee shops and restaurants and absorb the culture. The streets are buzzing with people walking their dogs and catching up with friends.