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Friday

Shabbat Shalom! Relax from the busy week and enjoy a delicious meal with your friends. Be sure to rest up for your early morning trip to the big city: Tel Aviv!

Saturday

Start early. Grab the high-speed train from Be’er Sheva-Center Station to Tel Aviv Savidor Center and you’ll be in Tel Aviv in only an hour!

Start your adventure by wandering across the city to the Old Tel Aviv Port where you can grab coffee at the Shuk HaNamal, do a little shopping and take in the view.

Heading south, rent a bike and peddle down the Tayelet, Tel Aviv’s three-mile beachside boardwalk.

Be sure to wear your suit, because you’ll definitely want to spend at least part of the day catching some rays on the sand. We recommend hitting up the Gordon-Frishman Beach, where you’ll be able to grab a refreshing watermelon and feta salad at a beachside restaurant and watch a round or two of volleyball played on the beach’s famous courts.

As you continue south, be sure to spend some time in Neve Tzedak, one of Tel Aviv’s original settlements. Definitely one of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful neighborhoods (prime Instagram opportunity!), today these streets boast trendy boutiques and hip galleries, and the street-art murals are sure to make you feel nostalgic for Philadelphia.

While in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by the Hatachana, Tel Aviv’s old railway station.

For dinner, keep heading south to the coastal town of Jaffa for an amazing bowl of hummus! While digesting, take a stroll through the picturesque flea market as the many storefronts transform into quaint bars once the sun goes down.

If you’re up for it, head back north to Dizengoff Street for a night on the town (and be sure to come back tomorrow during the day to experience this famous and artsy boulevard in the daylight).

Sunday

Art day! After grabbing breakfast, spend the morning at any of Tel Aviv’s world-class museums: the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Palmach Museum, the Eretz Israel Museum or the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

Afterwards—it’s time to shop! Start by hitting up Dizengoff Street, which will eventually lead you to Rothschild Boulevard. You’ll easily find whatever your heart desires for lunch here. Also, check out the Dizengoff Center and The Bauhaus Center, where you may even want to join a tour of the incredible Bauhaus-style architecture — where the name the White City — all over Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv, by the way, has the largest number of Bauhaus/International style buildings of any city in the world!).

Before grabbing a train back to Be’er Sheva, you definitely need to swing through Carmel Market where you can pick up an array of tchotchkes, dinner, some snacks for the road, art, jewellery and crafts.

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