Things To Do In Tel Aviv This Winter
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.
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.
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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!).
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
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.