Gay Tel Aviv Guide – Our top 10 tips
In 2019 Tel Aviv will host two of the biggest gay events in the world, The Eurovision & Tel Aviv Pride. Check out our insider guide to the best places to eat, stay and play in Gay Tel Aviv.
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Gay Tel Aviv has become one of the leading destinations for LGBTI holidaymakers over the past 10 years. With a year round sunny climate, great gay beaches, superb cuisine and world class party circuit, it is easy to see why! The gay scene in Tel Aviv is in a constant state of flux, but our insider tips will ensure you get to see the very best of the city!
When to visit gay Tel Aviv?
The Summer Season in Tel Aviv runs from May to August. Eurovision will take place in May (finales on the 18th) and Gay Pride will take place in June (parade on June 14th). March through April and September through November, Spring and Autumn, mark this city’s “sweet” tourism spots, boasting pleasant temperatures and affordable prices.
Where to stay, famous places or new faces?
The Brown Tel Aviv Beach House is steps from the beach and has a contemporary modern feel!
Tel Aviv is relatively small and compact so it’s best to stay in a neighborhood central to most of the places of interest. Tel Aviv’s gay scene is constantly in flux. There is no real gay neighborhood in Tel Aviv, but for the whole country, this city is the hub of gay life. The unofficial, loosely designated gay village is roughly centred around the Dizengoff area of Shenkin Street, and Rothshild Blvd.
If you want to stay close to the gay bars and clubs try the Brown Tel Aviv Urban with great rooftop deck and central location. If you want to be close to the gay beach then check out the Hilton Tel Aviv, with large pool and a short walk to the promenade.
- Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel One of our top picks in Tel Aviv. The Renaissance Tel Aviv is right on the beach. The hotel offers a wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, and rooms with views of the sea, the marina or of Jaffa.
- Carlton Tel Aviv 5 Star One of our top picks in Tel Aviv. Set directly on Tel Aviv’s Marina, Hotel Carlton features a rooftop terrace with pool and views of the sea. Rooms have a private balcony, overlooking the sea or the city.
Best place for an evening cocktail in Tel Aviv?
Shpagat is the perfect place to start your night out in Gay Tel Aviv
Shpagat gay bar is an intimate and cozy place that’s located in Nahalat Binyamin st. Open daily from open daily from 9.30pm the bar hosts various DJs and a great mix of locals and tourists.
Best place to party at night?
Tel Aviv is famous for its “Line Parties”, big circuit nights that take place at different locations each day. Our favourite? FFF-Shirazi-Tel-Aviv
Every night the parties and venues change in Tel Aviv. Shimon Shirazi’s FFF gay parties are one of the longest running and most popular in Tel Aviv. The events take place every two weeks. Take a look at their Facebook page for the next event.
Best place for breakfast after a night out?
Benedict Tel Aviv – all day breakfast? Yes Please!
Benedict is a 24-hours breakfast and brunch restaurant, serving breakfasts from around the world and priding it shelf on the freshest ingredients and pasties in town. This place is popular with everyone especially after the bars and clubs have closed.
Lunch by the Beach?
Manta Ray Tel Aviv offers superb beach side lunch options!
Manta Ray is the best place in Tel Aviv for a chilled beach side lunch, offering delicious Mezze and Seafood options, a great cocktail list and spectacular views. Reservations are essential if you want a table with a view!
Dinner with a difference?
Messa Tel Aviv is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion or treat!
Messa offers diners haute cuisine by Chef Aviv Moshe in a beautifully designed setting that redefines the Tel-Aviv dining experience. Aviv defines the restaurant’s cuisine as “thrilling, far from simple!
Where to top up your tan?
Just after the Hilton Hotel you’ll find the city’s unofficial gay beach (the rainbow-painted cabanas will tip you off).
he gay beach, Hilton Beach, is the one outside the Hilton Hotel, and ironically, it is adjacent to the orthodox beach where men and women can only sunbathe on separate days.
Something different to do beyond Gay Tel Aviv?
Take a day trip to Petra in Jordan for an unforgettable experience.
Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra, in a convenient day trip from Tel Aviv. With your round-trip flights to Eilat, and transfers to Petra included, you can relax and enjoy the sights of this spectacular rock-carved city without any hassle!
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