We’re going to provide you with a brief overview of Shabbat as well as looking at what the locals do on this special day, focused mainly on the Tel Aviv area. For those of you who are not Israeli or Jewish, Shabbat is a period that can really take you by surprise when you come and visit Israel, especially as most tourists will choose Tel Aviv as their main destination when they come to Israel.
- It gives your week structure
- It makes the day more special and relaxed
- It causes you to think ahead, making you more efficient in your decision-making
- It encourages you to take a day off once a week, which, more often than not is a good thing
- It gives you space to dedicate your time and energy to loved ones and to yourself
What Do You Need To Know About Shabbat?
What’s Open on Shabbat in Israel?
What do the Locals do on Shabbat?
Day at the Park
Be a Beach Bum
HaTachana – The Old Railway Station
Take a Day Trip
Have a Shabbat Meet-up
Jaffa – The Old City
Tel Aviv New Port
Chilling like a true Tel Avivian
This article is about what the locals do on Shabbat, and if you really want to chill out like a local on Shabbat meandering throughout Tel Aviv, sitting on the park benches and soaking up the chill vibe is where it’s at. Tel Aviv is a great city any day of the week, but it does become that little bit extra special when it’s calmed down, the traffic has eased off, the daily hustle and bustle has died down and it’s just you, your thoughts and Tel Aviv.