Things To Do In Tel Aviv This Winter Media Group Media Group
Noam Baruch

When it’s raining in Tel Aviv, you may feel as if your options are limited. We tend to think there is nothing going on in this city besides lying on the beaches or drinking hafoochs (Israeli-style cappuccinos) in one of the many outdoor cafés. Yet there is so much constantly happening in the vibrant city, even when the sun isn’t shining. Why waste it proxying Netflix under the covers” We have curated the best ways to make the most of the fleeting Israeli Winter.

Courtesy of Zakaim

Fill Your Belly and Warm the Soul at Zakaim

Restaurant, Vegan, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Zakaim on a rainy day will make you feel like you’re eating at your relative’s home rather than at a restaurant. The vintage tables, plates and cutlery are all mismatched in a quirky way. The cozy and dim lit environment enriched with smells of fresh home cooked vegan meals while the rain comes pouring outside will give you a feeling of sheer comfort. Prices are slightly above average for Tel Aviv but it will be worth every bite!

Stretch Your Limits at Naim

Yoga Studio, Fitness Studio, Gym

Located in the heart of Florentin, Studio Naim’s large windows give passerby a peak into the lively cultural hub of Tel Avivian dancers and yogis. From swing to African movement to contemporary dance classes, from Vinyasa yoga, to pilates to the community acupuncture clinic, Naim offers a wide selection to keep that blood pumping. Studio Naim has expanded to two other locations since 2005 but their first-born is known to be their most popular. Open classes start at 7:30 am and end at 11:00 pm and are mostly taught in English, so don’t worry if your Hebrew isn’t in tiptop shape.

Yalla, Get Gala Ice Cream in the Rain

Ice Cream Parlour, Dessert

You don’t know what you’ve been missing out on if you’ve never had ice cream in the rain. Voted one of the best in Tel Aviv, Gala Gelateria’s rich and creative flavors are organic and homemade right at the delicious hole-in-the-wall parlor. Not to mention half their ice cream selection is entirely vegan. Their vegan chocolate is highly recommended along with tahini, pistachio and cherry mascarpone. Cozy up under the rain shade and people watch with the scenic view of Gan Meir across the street.

Visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art Gallery, Museum, Opera House

It may be cliché, but it is cliché for a reason. Visiting a museum while it is raining outside is absolute serenity! Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s fascinating architecture alone will keep you wandering for hours. The museum is made up of various departments such as the Department of Israeli Art and the Department of Prints and Drawings. In addition to its extensive program of permanent and changing exhibitions, the museum offers a vibrant selection of programs and activities for adults, youth and children: concerts, classes, lectures, guided tours, workshops, and more.

Check out their website and see what new interesting exhibit is going on!

Courtesy of Media Group

Courtesy of Media Group

Take a Stroll Along the Sea

If you’re sick of being stuck inside just because of a little drizzle, make a day out of it and wander along the Tel Aviv promenade. The Mediterranean during a storm is truly magnificent and breathtaking (especially if there’s lightning). Start off at the Port of Tel Aviv and walk south. See where it takes you. Sit in a café along the way or get some comfort food and a drink at Mike’s Place on Herbert Samuel 86 if you make it far enough. Just don’t walk too close to the edge of the boardwalk (front row seats get wet!).

Courtesy of Little Prince

Snuggle up with a Book and Cappuccino at Hanasich

Cafe, Israeli

Hanasich Hakatan (The Little Prince) is an intimate rustic used bookstore-café that stands in the heart of King George Street, steps away from Shuk HaCarmel. The tranquil atmosphere and cozy nooks with yellowing books reaching the ceiling will make you feel like you’re at home. Curl up on one of their armchairs with a classic and a foamy cappuccino, or get some work done while the rain patters on the windowpanes.

Catch a Movie in Your Pjs at Rav Hen Theatre

Movie Theater, Theater

Rav Hen is the kind of neighborhood movie theater you go to wearing your pajamas. Located just behind Dizengoff Square, Rav Hen has maintained its Bauhaus structure since the 1950s. Many people who used to go here as children many years ago come back for its nostalgic and comforting effect. Today, Rav Hen features the current Hollywood hits.
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.