It might not be easy to drag yourself away from the city’s gorgeous beaches, but Tel Aviv Port, founded in the 1930’s, is definitely worth a visit. After its initial success as the Holy Land’s trade and transport epicentre, the port fell into decline; however, it’s since been restored and is now flourishing as a modern leisure area. There are numerous opportunities for dining out and most eateries are distinctly up-market; try Pier 23 for heartily familiar European fare or Kitchen Market for fresh Israeli fusion food. Shopping is another favourite pastime here, with a blend of independent boutique shops and global brands. If you’re visiting with children, they can let off steam in one of the Dyad centre's play areas, while you pop in to book a sedgeway tour of the entire port district. Street entertainers are popular along the seaboard and many, like The Human God, who performs an incredible acrobatic routine, quickly become minor celebrities. As the sun goes down, Tel Aviv Port is a fantastic place for a quiet spot of people watching. Just stroll along the wave shaped wooden deck with the locals, sip on a cardamom spiced coffee and take in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, dotted with distant fishing boats.