Independence Park

Tel Aviv

Nothing to do with Independence Hall on the other side of town, this beautiful seafront park is great for its Mediterranean views and plenty of grass to run around, throw a frisbee or have a picnic. Like most of Tel Aviv's public spaces, it's popular with dog walkers and is the venue for children's birthday parties on weekends. Next to the Hilton Hotel, it also has a well-equipped children's play area with swings, slides and climbing frames.

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