Tel Aviv is a great choice as a summer holiday destination if you are in the process of planning where to take your family. Tourists who have safely landed from their Tel Aviv flights at the Ben Gurion International Airport can easily find transport to the hotels. Afterwards, you can use the public transport such as bus, train and taxi to explore the city. There are lots of family friendly attractions that you can explore in Tel Aviv.
One of the main attractions in Tel Aviv is the miles of sandy beaches. The average temperature of the water at the beaches will be about 30 degree Celsius, which is perfect for going swimming. The sands at the Tel Aviv beaches are suitable for your kids in to have some fun time building sand castles. There are lots of places for you to park your car nearby the beaches so there should not be any problem In finding a parking space. Restaurants and cafes can be found nearby the beach as well so you and your friendly can go have some refreshments at anytime.
There are a few waterparks in Tel Aviv and the most popular waterpark is the 24 acre Shefayim waterpark that has been in business since 1984. The waterpark is ideal for kids from 0 – 16 years old of age. The waterpark is well maintained and clean. There are plenty of water activities you can do in this park. It has 3 complexes, 4 swimming pools and 7 big water slides. If you are hungry, there are some restaurants where you can buy your meals.
The Meymadion waterpark has smaller slides. Unlike Shefayim waterpark, adults are permitted to ride on the small slides. So, you can come to this park if you are afraid of the big waterslides. Another waterpark is Luna Gal waterpark that is situated on the east side of the Kinneret shore. Luna Gal waterpark has a lot of waterparks and it is suitable for both children and adults.
You can also bring your kids to visit some of the zoos in Tel Aviv. The biggest zoo in Tel Aviv is the Ramat Gan Safari Park, a 250 acre safari that house more than 1,600 types of animals. In this zoo, you will get to watch various kinds of mammals such as chimpanzee, orangutan, and lions. The zoo also houses many different species of birds and reptiles.
There are also some national parks you and your family can visit during holiday in Tel Aviv including Apollonia National Park and Yarkon and Tel Afeq National Park. Apollonia National Park is situated within 20 minutes distance from Tel Aviv. There are lots of small cliffs and jogging trails in this park. You can complete the trail within 1 hour and there is no canopy provided for the trails. Yarkon and Tel Afeq National Park is another national park worth to visit. This national park houses an old fortress that was built 3000 years ago. There are many trails and streams where you can go swimming.