So you have decided to take the family and visit Israel – the Holy Land. Although tourist numbers are at record levels and Israel is a tiny country (smaller than New Jersey), there is no doubt that there will still be plenty of room and hospitality for you and yours.
If you have not previously visited the Holy Land, undoubtedly you have already done your research as to what you want to do and see; whether you want to base yourself in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and take day trips to the north and south of the country or you want to actually travel to the north and south and make a base from there to tour around each area. The decision will likely be a matter of personal preference and budget, but there are plenty of suitable options either way in Israel. The country may be small but it sure has a lot going for it. And because it is such a compact country, you can do and see so much in a relatively short amount of time.
If you have previously visited Israel, you’ll already have some idea of what awaits you. However, despite its ancient history; Israel is far from being a fossil! It is always evolving and no doubt you will find new attractions to enchant you.
Options for accommodation are numerous. From backpacker hostels to five star hotels and everything in between, there is something to suit every taste and budget. If you want to stay around the centre of the country, the two obvious choices are to stay in Tel Aviv or in Herzliya Pituach. Both cities are based on the beach, have extensive shopping and fine dining facilities and are well serviced by public transport should you not want to hire a car yet still be able to get around easily.
Herzliya Pituach real estate is amongst the most exclusive and pricey area in Israel. With vast, expansive beaches and just a 15-minute drive from Tel Aviv, Herzliya Pituach is more laid-back and cultured than the frenetic Tel Aviv. It has a diverse, multicultural population with many embassies being based in Herzliya Pituach and many ambassadors choosing to make it their home.
If you want to be right in the middle of the action, luxury apartments Tel Aviv are the way to go. Tel Aviv is right up there with any of the major capitals of the world for nightlife, art, culture and a young vibe. It is pulsating at 200 beats per second twenty-four hours a day – and all this on the shores of the beautiful Mediterranean.
Herzliya Pituach, Tel Aviv, the Holy Land; whichever, whatever, however, you can’t go wrong.