"An upmarket coastal town just 20 minutes from Tel Aviv, renowned for its youthful start-up culture and stunning, chic marina and beachfront"
What was once a small farming community has blossomed into an affluent and beautiful seaside town, full of trendy bars and chic nightspots, popular with weekending locals for its stunning beaches and relaxed but sophisticated venues. It is ideal for visitors looking to get away from the busier sights and sounds of neighbouring Tel Aviv and would be perfect for a laid-back city break or as part of a multi-centre holiday due to its proximity to some of northern Israel's highlights such as Caesarea and Haifa.
Herzliya Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Herzliya is just 20-minutes' drive from Tel Aviv on Israel's Mediterranean coast. An hour's drive north along the coast road allows access to famous towns and historic sites such as Netanya, Caesarea and Haifa.
With a temperate Mediterranean climate, it features hot summers and mild winters. The best time to visit is between May and September, when the temperatures average in the mid-twenties and there is a cooling breeze blowing in off the Mediterranean. This peaks in August, when temperatures average 25 degrees and the sea temperature can be as high as 29 degrees. Its winters are fairly warm, with the coldest month January, recording a pleasant average of 13 degrees making it an excellent all-year-round destination.
History and Culture
The city is named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, and was first conceived as a 'moshava' (a type of co-operative farming community) in 1924 before growing and being formally recognised as a city in 1960. In modern times it is an affluent and upmarket town renowned for its entrepreneurial nature with a trendy, bustling centre and chic beach culture.
The beaches are one of the main draws to Herzliya with extensive white sands and plenty of surfing and water sports options on offer. Apollonia Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sand beneath the ruins of a Crusader city and castle, which are now part of the Apollonia National Park and well worth a visit - check out the incredible house made of shells!
Tours and Attractions
Contact us for details of excursions of tours around Herzliya and northern Tel Aviv.
Herzliya has plenty of coffee shops, fine restaurants and bars along its wonderful marina and beachfront promenade, as well as open-air venues along the beach offering sea-view dining and late-night partying. The town's extensive park offers plenty of shade and greenery and features a 1km running track, cycle paths and huge playgrounds for children. The Museum of Contemporary Modern Art is a must-visit for culture vultures and the upmarket modern malls offer all of the cinemas and entertainment venues a visitor could hope for.
Herzliya has a busy city centre with plenty of local shops and boutiques to explore as well as the massive Seven Star Mall, home to dozens of popular shops as well as regularly hosting fairs and food festivals.