In northwest Tel Aviv is what is known in Hebrew as Namal Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Port). It was built in 1938 during the British Mandate in Palestine. With the opening of a port in Ashdod in the 1960s, the Tel Aviv port was shut down. It was revitalized in the 1980s as a center for recreation, shopping, sports, and nightlife. No matter what time of day you go, there is always something to do at the port, whether it’s taking a stroll along the 14,000 meter-long wooden deck, grabbing a bite to eat or a drink at Shalvata (a restaurant-bar whose name means “peace” or “tranquility”), shopping for instruments or fabrics at the port’s varied stores, or checking out TLV (the area’s largest club).
The port hosts a Farmer’s Market every Friday from 8:00-15:00, where you can buy locally-produced wines, beer, vegetables, pastries, cheeses, and meats (or simply sample them!)
On Saturdays from 9:00-18:00, there is an Artists and Collectors Fair on the port pier. A variety of handmade goods are sold, including pictures, films, clocks, china, vinyls, toys, and fashion items.