This for me is possibly the best boulevard in Tel Aviv, however, my opinion is biased as not only did I live in the area for 2 years via Ben Yehuda. I also worked for the Landscape Architecture Company that helped plan and design this boulevard, Haim Kahanovitch Landscape Architects, a design, and planning practice, based in Ramat Gan. This boulevard was built long before I worked with them, but I still have to back up the team and give them credit where credit is due. Being a designer of one of Tel Aviv’s most used public spaces in the history of Israel is a big responsibility and is something to be proud of.
I walked this boulevard nearly every day for two years, if I wasn’t going to work, I was going to the beach and if I wasn’t going to work or the beach I was going to get a coffee from what is one of the best cafes in Tel Aviv to have coffee, Meshulash café on Dizengof street, just off Ben Gurion Boulevard.
First of all, it’s got Tel Aviv’s most famous juice bar, Tamara, siting right in the middle of the boulevard, then it centrally intersects both Ben Yehuda street and Dizengoff street and if that’s not all, it connects to the beach and an awesome promenade walk. You’ll also find three cafes and as you approach the side leading to Rabin Square you will see that a large section of it has been newly renovated where the trees are young, which makes it all the more special as you know when you are walking down it, that someday these trees will mature and offer shade to people who are not even born yet. It’s like watching history grow.
Areas of interest that connect to this boulevard are Shlomo Lahat Promenade, Tel Aviv beach, Ben Yehuda, Dizengoff, Rabin square and Rienes street.