Cvilizations have come and gone over thousands of years, no doubt attracted by the natural beauty of this area. And today, we continue this tradition by flocking to the beaches in Herzliya Pituach.
Visiting Herzliya? Make sure you include a visit to this national park.
Summer hours: Sunday – Thursday and Saturday, 8am-5pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8am-4pm
Winter hours: Sunday – Thursday and Saturday, 8am-4pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8am-3pm
(No entrance to the park one hour before closing time.)
Most tourists associate Herzliya Pituach with summertime; beach, beach and more beach. With the best beaches in Israel, life on the Herzliya summer sand is awesome.
But there’s so much more to do – and winter can be the best season to explore.
Another major advantage of visiting Herzliya in winter is that there are no crowds - and the price of accommodation is much lower.
Enjoy winter beach strolls
In the winter, the temperature is perfect for the outdoors. Put on a sweater and running shoes, then set off for a jog or stroll down the beach. Winter winds cause the waves to crash and roll, attracting lots of surfers. Kite surfers pirouette across the waves, bright sails flying across an azure sea. And if you are into seashells, the winter waves collect an abundant variety for those who like to stoop and scoop.
Explore Tel Aviv – the city that never sleeps
If you’re a foodie and love hipster hang outs, head to Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is just 12 kilometers down the beach! (You can see the skyline from Tiferet By the Sea!) Take the 90 bus from Herzliya Pituach or walk to the train station. It’s an easy, fast and a scenic ride to the heart of the city where you can enjoy street food, shop at the colorful Carmel Market and, on Tuesdays and Fridays, visit the artisan craft market in Nachlat Binyamin.
Israel’s best sites are a drive away
Herzliya is so centrally located, you can jump in a car and take a day trip. Anywhere. Head to the desert and the Dead Sea. Jerusalem, the city of gold, is less than an hour away, and a quick high speed train ride from Tel Aviv. Heading north, you can explore ancient Acco and the sites of Haifa in an easy day trip.
Your winter is our spring (unless you are Australian)
Spring comes early here. In January, we celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees. And this means that the almond trees flaunt delicate white blossoms while the apricot, peach and plum trees sport pink flowers.
And if you come in February, spring flowers are in full bloom across the country. You can visit rolling fields of red anemones, see forest floors blanketed with pink cyclamen and view sand dunes dotted with clumps of black iris.
So come to Israel in the winter; you will avoid the crowds, save money and still come home with a tan!
Visiting from out of town? Looking for a great way to bring in the new year?
Sign up soon for one of the Rosh hashanah dinners listed below:
Enjoy a festive meal at the Tel-Aviv International Synagogue Annual Rosh HaShanah Gala Dinner!
Start the year with a gala dinner including all the traditional “simanim”, blessings, fun and songs.
The gourmet dinner will take place following services with Chazzan Israel Nachman and Rafi Biton’s Tzeirei Kolot Min HaShamayim Choir.
RSVP deadline – Wednesday, September 5
You’re invited a warm, inspiring, decadent Rosh Hashana dinner and cocktail evening exclusively for Young Jewish Professionals, in the heart of Tel Aviv.
When? Rosh Hashana, Monday, September 10
Where? 86 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv, 8:30 pm
Early bird tickets until September 2nd: 90 NIS
Tickets from September 3rd – 8th: 120 NIS
RSVP to reserve your spot
“White Waves” tells the story of a few surfers determined to stop the flow of plastics and industrial waste into our oceans.
Enjoy a musical Kabbalat Shabbat at the Marina every second Friday between the months of May and August. A magical combination of traditional and modern prayer alongside singing and Israeli music is free to the public on these dates between 18:30 and 19;30 -
This special event is named in the memory of daughter and mother Tamar and Susie Dvoskin. Tamar was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver while training on her bike. She was 21 years old. As Tamar had encouraged her mother Susie to work out and they competed together, Susie started this race to honor her daughter’s memory. Sadly, Susie passed away one year ago after battling cancer.
Susie wanted to create a place where girls and women could reach new goals. As a result, this event that is available to a variety of ages and athletic abilities. Women can sign up as an individual and do all three segments alone or sign up as a three-person relay team. The age categories range from 8 to 70 plus years old. There is also a paratriathlon event.
The young girls and women who take place in this triathlon bring a spark of Tamar’s soul along with them – and now they also will carry the memory of Susie.