We arrived to Tel Aviv around 3 in the afternoon, after our 15 hour flight from Los Angeles. We checked into our hotel, the Carlton, which was right across from the Mediterranean sea. What a view! Above is a photo of the beach that day with Jaffa in the background.
We walked north to the port of Tel Aviv, and the beaches on the north end were much less crowded. Tony seemed mad but I think he was just tired and the sun was really bright.
There were many signs and we figured that the beaches south of us were more "party spots" and that these were more for families. At the beaches just south of our hotel, you could rent chairs and umbrellas, and there were tons of bars.
The sea was very calm and so pretty.
The port of Tel Aviv reminds me a lot of the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
It was here we got our first taste of fresh Israeli juice- delicious! And much needed on such a hot day.
We walked along the beach until it was time for dinner.
Tony seemed a lot happier after his juice ;) All photos by Margaret Haas.