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!