In recent years, working-class Holon has tried to transform itself from merely a suburb of Greater Tel Aviv into a cultural hub. The opening of the modern Design Museum and its surrounding cultural centre have certainly rejuvenated the city. With its parks and children’s museum, Holon does make for a fun family day trip.

Founded on the sand dunes 6km southeast of Tel Aviv in 1935, Holon is the second-largest industrial area in Israel after Haifa. It's also home to 400 of the remaining 800 Samaritans (the other half live in the West Bank).