Tel Aviv, Israel is the country’s second largest city and a dynamic, lively, multicultural dynamo. It’s one of the major financial centers of the Middle East, and is also known for its cafes and dynamic nightlife. For runners, Tel Aviv’s principal attraction is its location on the Mediterranean. A highlight is the 8km promenade along the beach. Other running highlights include the 8km path along the Yarkon River into Yarkon Park, and the grassy median along famous Boulevard Rothschild. We’ve also included some fun neighborhood and market runs, and some opportunities to get some breathing room in suburban Herzliya and the Ben Shemen Forest. There is a jogging track at Sportek, on Rokach Blvd. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Tel Aviv, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.
For transportation, the city is congested and parking expensive. There is a very good bus system that is extensively used. Tel Aviv also has an improving train system, with four stops along the Ayalon Highway. Trains run to the airport, Haifa to the north, and to Jerusalem.