Beware of taxis
Saturday is Sunday
Israel takes the sabbath seriously and the sabbath is from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. This means Friday is ‘Saturday’, Saturday ‘Sunday’ and Sunday ‘Monday’.
Shops and banks close earlier on Friday and some restaurants close too. Many businesses are closed on Saturday. Trains don’t run on Saturday. So take that into account.
Take a free tour of Jaffa
Jaffa is some 4000 years old so it’s worth doing a guided tour there. Sandeman New Europe offers a free, tip-based tour of Old Jaffa. Jaffa was the port to Jerusalem and is cited as the place where Andromeda was chained in Greek mythology.
Have breakfast at 10PM
Benedict on Rothschild Boulevard (and elsewhere) offers all day breakfast. All day. So why not have breakfast at 10PM? I had an Israeli Breakfast. It was perfect.
Chill at the Gan Eden Kikar HaBima garden
Near the Charles Bronfman Auditorium (Heichal HaTarbut) there’s the Gan Eden Kikar HaBima garden. It’s small but it’s cool (temperature wise) and it plays classical music.