According to a recent survey by Columbia University on the happiest countries in the world, Israel ranked at number 11. There are a million reasons for why this is the case, not least The Norman hotel (!) While everyone will have their own shortlist of happy places, we’ve selected ours.

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The Norman Tel Aviv

Our guests can be assured of world class pampering not only in our wellness area, but anywhere you may be in the hotel; by the pool, in the bar, at any of our restaurants or simply sitting in our beautiful tower garden reading a book or enjoying a fabulous bottle of wine. The stunning surroundings and personalised service put us on the top of our list!

Kikar HaTizmoret Garden

Kikar Hatizmoret Garden or The Orchestra Square Garden- at Habima Square is the ultimate cultural urban hangout, adorned with incredible architecture, music, a unique urban garden, local charm and an ideal location to walk to the beach or through the white city to Neve Tzedek. The classical music and tranquil vibe in the inner city make this a happy spot for any occassion.


Banana Beach

A lively local beach bar where you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat with your feet either in or out of the sand with a great music playlist enhancing the vibe.  Sit in front of the Mediterranean sea during the day or evening with its intimate orange night lighting, Banana Beach is the ultimate happy place for sea lovers who want to experience the amazing Tel Avivian sunsets in upbeat surroundings.

Tel Aviv museum of Art

Israel’s main art museum has a permanent collection definitely worth checking out. Our concierge can give information on the temporary exhibitions also and arrange tickets. After your museum visit we highly recommend a meal at Pastel, a stunning brasserie bar adjacent to the museum in the new wing.

Secret: wherever you may find yourself in Tel Aviv, it will probably be a ‘happy’ one.

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