Tel Aviv is one of the most populated cities in Israel, second only to Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is also the most populated city in the entire Gush Dan’s Conurbation. The economy of Tel Aviv ranks top in the Middle East, making it a city with one of the highest costs of living in the world. Tel Aviv is located conveniently on the Coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and it remains the technological and economic hub in the country. The city is dotted with numerous ancient Bauhaus buildings that date back into the 1930s, clustered around in the White City intricate architectural region. The area attracts many tourists owing to its stunning and unique beauty. Tel Aviv is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the country, with white sands and palm trees, and encompassing many different water activities for fun and recreation. Apart from that, being a 24-hour economy, Tel Aviv features a superbly vibrant nightlife from the famous Lilienblum Street pubs and lounges to the open-air cafes and drinking parlors in the Dizengoff Streets. More shops and restaurants are available at the beautiful promenade in the waterfront of the Tel Aviv Port, with vast collections of all the shopping needs. Then there is the glamorous Neve Tzedek region that is famed for its high-end shopping stalls and fashion boutiques, where various fashion items can be obtained. The history of the worldwide communities of the Jewish people has been preserved away in the iconic Beit Hatfutsot Museum in intricate and unique media displays. Other ancient art and craftworks, more unique antiques, stunning folklore, and other artifacts are found within the Eretz Israel Museum. The museum is home to the archaeological history of Tel Aviv as well as the ancient ruins of the on-site excavation of the twelfth century B.C. The notable works on Israeli and European modernism, including those of the famous Pablo Picasso, the French impressionist, are also displayed in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Visitors flock the spot to take in the beauty and the milestones Tel Aviv has covered through those displays. The Old City of Jaffa, the formerly separate town, is found within the metropolitan area and is home to numerous galleries, beautiful minarets, flea markets, and the famous Crusader ruins.
Tel Aviv enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The climate is characterized by ample sunshine throughout the year. During summer, from June to October, the temperature is warm, and sometimes it goes as high as 32°C (89.6°F) in the hottest months. The high temperature and the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea sometimes cause extreme thermal discomfort during summer. Winter, from November to February, is mildly warm and very tolerable, with the temperature barely exceeding 19°C (66.2°F). Rainfall is high during winter, and especially during December, January, and February. The peak of the travel season in Tel Aviv is during summer, especially from May to August. During this period, the days are warm and pleasant, as well as dry to allow for a perfect tour of Tel Aviv. On varying dates in March and April, the Jewish Passover Festival is held amid feasting and beautiful decorations in the city. The High Holy Days is another of the religious festivals, also held amid ample feasting and colorfulness. These festivals have most shops and businesses closing down to allow for Tel Aviv to celebrate in depth. The February Tel Aviv Marathon and the June Pride Parade are some of the significant events in Tel Aviv. In June, the White Night Festival is celebrated with intriguing carnival concerts, art exhibitions, and a stunning illumination of the White City.