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Planning Your Trip

Just 15 minutes from Tel Aviv, Herzliya is both a business hub and a resort destination known for its beaches, sun and sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. Be prepared for any activities by packing a few basics.  

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Business Travel

Herzliya is known for its bustling startup culture and is home to many embassies, as well as the annual Herzliya Conference. But despite its serious professional atmosphere, the business attire is surprisingly casual.

 

 

 

  • Particularly as the warm summer months approach, don’t expect to see full formal suits on businessmen in Herzliya. Opt for more business casual attire like polo shirts or light cotton dress shirts without a jacket.
  • Business casual attire, for both men and women, can often mean jeans — particularly in the startup scene, so don’t immediately rule out denim.
  • Depending on your line of work, feel free to swap in avant-garde pieces, like a statement necklace or vintage bow tie.
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Weekend Getaway

If a relaxing vacation is in order, Herzliya has so much to offer, from lounging on the beach to exploring the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Here’s what to bring to make the most of your escape.

 

 

  • Opt for comfort when exploring the city and pack a pair of sensible shoes.
  • The coastal location means warmth year-round, so pack lightweight layers. The locals are also known for more informal dress, so make yourself comfortable: shorts, jeans, sandals — they’re all commonplace.
  • Whether sailing or relaxing on the beach, bring a bathing suit and be sure to pack sunscreen to ward off the strong summer sun.
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Cultural Considerations

Generally, the dress code throughout the entire country is rather casual and shorts or sleeveless tops are welcome, though special attention should be paid when visiting holy sites or more conservative neighborhoods.

 

  • Particularly if taking a side trip to holy sites in Jerusalem, opt for more conservative dress like long pants. Visitors wearing shorts will be asked to cover their legs with a wrap at most sites.
  • At religious sites or in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, women should wear a skirt that falls below the knee and a shirt that covers shoulders and upper arms.  
  • Women would be wise to bring a shawl to cover up shoulders, arms and hair when visiting the Wailing Wall.  
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Don't Forget:

In winter, temperatures can dip into the 50s, so consider a warmer layer or two to ward off any chill from the sea breezes as you take an evening stroll along the water.


Herzliya offers visitors so much — vibrant dining, stunning beaches, fantastic art — and is the perfect hub from which to explore the rest of Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and more. A bit of advance planning will ensure a memorable trip. Here’s what to book in advance.

Dining Reservations

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Arrange for a dinner at Herbert Samuel, one of the most celebrated Kosher restaurants in Herzliya for memorable dishes like the Strozzapreti (homemade pasta using lentil flower, herb smoked trout and cherry tomato confit) and the lamb chops served with Jerusalem artichoke, fennel, fennel milk and overnight stock, along with a notable wine list and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. For a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, arrange for high tea at Blends Lounge.  

Spa Appointments

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Book one of the signature treatments at the resort’s serene oasis of a spa. The Journey of Relaxation is more than two hours and includes a relaxing body massage and a Hydro-Perfection facial. The Signature Dead Sea Ritual begins with a body scrub, a black mud wrap and finishes with a soothing massage using hydrating body butter. Be sure to set aside time after the treatment to luxuriate in the relaxation lounge with its breathtaking views of the shore.   

Day Trips

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Jerusalem is less than an hour’s drive from the resort — arrange for a visit to the unforgettable holy sites like the Temple Mount, Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. An hour away is Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust; consider a visit to this solemn place of remembrance. The Tower of David, an ancient citadel near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the western edge of the Old City of Jerusalem is a spectacular structure that dates to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods and is not to be missed. Plan a day to visit the Dead Sea for a day of pampering and rejuvenation just two hours from The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya.  

Museum Tickets and Cultural Sights

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Tel Aviv is just 15 minutes from the hotel, so consider spending a day in the bustling city visiting sites like the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, one of Israel’s leading cultural institutions; the Rubin Museum, formerly the home of the famed painter Reuven Rubin; the historic Tel Aviv Port; and the Carmel Market. Or just spend an afternoon eating at the many world-renowned and off-the-beaten-path eateries that dot the city. Closer to the resort, opt to spend the day relaxing on the beach or sailing along the coast, visiting the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art or enjoying a summer concert along the waterfront.

Herzliya is an architectural wonder that sits on Israel’s stunning central coast, making it a perfect jumping-off point for Israel’s rich cultural sites and cities. Take day trips to the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There’s plenty to explore in Herzliya, as well. The beachside town is filled with archaeological sites and caves that are ripe for exploring, art museums and cultural performances, and delicious Mediterranean food. It also offers opportunities to relax — on the beach, from the seat of a yacht or in your plush accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya.


The Perfect Weekend

Get the most out of a weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya by remaining active while still fitting in some downtime. Enjoy rounds of golf and explore caves and archaeological sites. View beautiful, thought-provoking art and enjoy live performances. Dine on flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. And get rest and relaxation by Herzliya’s pristine waters. Recline on a towel on the beach or rent a private yacht for an afternoon at sea.

 

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Day Trips

With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, the region’s best-known sites are only a short drive away. Visit the natural wonders of the Dead Sea, where you can soak in the famous mineral-rich waters. Experience ancient and historically significant sites throughout the city of Jerusalem. And in Tel Aviv, admire the stylish Bauhaus architecture and dine on delicious Mediterranean fare.  

 

 

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