Aerial view of the Yarkon Park in Northern Tel Aviv, Israel

Last month we learned about Tel Aviv’s plans to dock a 2,000-person cruise ship by the city’s seashore to help address a shortage of rooms in the city during Eurovision.

And now Y Net is reporting that the Israeli Tourism Ministry and the Tel Aviv municipality are considering yet another option: building a camp site for Eurovision fans!

The plan, which is in the initial stages of planning, involves designating an area of HaYarkon Park — Tel Aviv’s largest — for various types of tents and caravans for singles, couples and even families. This will also include a service area with showers, bathrooms, tourist information and even laundry facilities.

Park Hayarkon

This is one of the largest parks in the centre of the country and it runs from Tel Aviv port all the way to Ramat Gan, an eastern suburb of the city. It is bordered by Rokach Boulevard where the ICC is located, so it’s location is sure to attract a lot of visitors. The park also offers many attractions such as biking, a bird safari, mini golf and other sports.

As you can see in the pic at the top of this post, it’s rather lovely. Whether y’all can cope with spending two weeks in a camper van is another matter entirely.

Τhe Suburbs

Not feeling it? Consider casting your net a bit wider.

Tel Aviv itself is the second largest city in Israel but if you add its suburbs then it easily becomes the largest city in the country both in size and population (with around four million citizens). The District of Tel Aviv is vast and it is also referred to as the “Gush Dan” area. Due to its size, about 5 or 6 cities only are considered part of Tel Aviv and are easily accessed from it, some of which are located close to the arena such as Ramat Gan and Herzliya.

Bat Yam and Jaffa could also be suitable for visitors who wish to be close to the Charles Clore Pare (with the latter forming an integral part of the city).

Tel Aviv has therefore invited its neighbours to join its efforts and to offer rooms for visitors in order to help with the shortage of rooms.

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TLVvi
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TLVvi

Corrections:
Both the bird Safari and the mini golf are gone, but there’s a hot air balloon, a pond, an outdoor gym and wall climbing (some are free, some aren’t). And also mosquitoes.

Maya
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Maya

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binyamina-Giv%27at_Ada – check under- transport : “Transport
The busy Israel Railways Binyamina Railway Station is the last stop on the Binyamina-Tel Aviv suburban line and a transfer point on the Tel Aviv-Haifa intercity line which makes it a transportation hub for the area. A direct non-stop train from Binyamina reaches Tel Aviv or Haifa in 30 minutes.”
ITS AMAZING AREA !!!!!

Maya
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Maya

Binymina is also one station from the Expo Center if you take the fast train to Naharia (the same line as the line to Hertzelia only the fast one instead of the one that stop in Hertzelia and eventually arrive at Benyamina..at it’s last stop -) +/- 40 min. by train to the Expo Center in TLV!! AMAZING place !!! lot to see. !!!.. There is also option in Caesarea (Dan Caesarea Hotel) – It’s all located on the same train line !! Very close to the train stations. Google for those places – here is the link to the… Read more »

Idan Cohen
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Idan Cohen

`Cmon people, not every shard of news is real. this is just a crazy idea that was suggested. no need to panic, no one is adventurous enough to accommodate tourists in vans.

Israel is a small country and you can rent a room in the nearby cities and travel to Tel-Aviv by bus/train. it takes 20 by bus to travel from Ramat-Gan or Giv’ataim to Tel-Aviv. no need to go crazy on this.

Let me show you Tel Aviv
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Let me show you Tel Aviv

If you can’t find a room in Tel Aviv, Hertzliya is your next best choice.
Lots of hotels, right on the beach, two malls in the city, English-speakers all over, public transport is good, authentic Israeli experience, and only one stop away from the expo on the train.

Maya
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Maya

Binymina is also one station from the Expo Center if you take the fast train to Naharia (the same line as the line to Hertzelia only the fast one instead of the one that stop in Hertzelia and eventually arrive at Benyamina..at it’s last stop -) +/- 40 min. by train to the Expo Center in TLV!! AMAZING place !!! lot to see. !!!.. There is also option in Caesarea (Dan Caesarea Hotel) – It’s all located on the same train line !! Very close to the train stations. Google for those places – here is the link to the… Read more »

Door
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Door

Except Binyamina is pretty far up north from Tel Aviv compared to Herzliya, which is a short bus ride (10-30 mins on bus, depends where you are in the city) from the venue. Plus its much more inviting for tourists than Binyamina, being a rather big, touristy beach town (with better beaches than Tel Aviv’s in my opinion).

Maya
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Maya

When have you been to Binyamina lately ?????? It’s totally the best place for tourists !!!! full of atractions !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=karNh5NUOLA

Maya
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Maya

The weather in Israel is great in May. .. So you can stay outdoor 24/7 and enjoy the nature. It’s a big bonus and we can and should use it. The park is great and very close to the location of the Exop center..you can make it by bike very easilly. You can use the public bike system to go to the Charls Clore park as well…and actually – you can get alone very well by bike to wherever you want in TLV in a matter of minutes !!!. perfect for those who want to save their money for other… Read more »

Trh
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Trh

Sure, and sleep under the open sky… How romantic.. What a perfect “dream”

Maya
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Maya

people do it all the time here !! even children !! every summer they bring tents to Sdot-Yam’ beach, Dor beach , the sea of Galilee beaches etc’ – it’s very common here in Israel – lot’s of fun. it’s very orginaized, safe, clean !!!

Trh
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Trh

“Oh my God… Israel will be such a great host! So much better than Portugal… They have so much more money…” Say again?…

Ana
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Ana

How is that related to money? May is a busy tourism season in Tel Aviv even without Eurovision. Tel Aviv is a small city, that’s a fact, money doesn’t change that. So yeah there might be a room shortage. Lucky there are so many close cities arround that can accomodate those who can’t find a room.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Meanwhile Belarus is nailing JESC with a bigger arena than ESC next year, and an amzing stage. Weird…

James
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James

The Minsk Arena has hosted JESC before and supposedly the largest arena located in the capital city.

Ana
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Ana

If Belarus was a size of Israel and had Israels climate, that allows hosting any big event outdoors, I doubt they would have this large indoor venue. Stop doing those pointless comparings. Maybe Belarus should think about democracy first instead of building ”great stages”.

Nikki
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Nikki

I once wrote a short story for my literature class about a couple falling in love at a Eurovision camping. They did the ‘thing’ while some noisy Armenians were drunkenly singing around the place.

I wonder how that story got into Tel Aviv people’s hands.

nobody
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nobody

Is this how literature class works in your country? I have to read one russian novel each week and they have over 1000 pages.

Nikki
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Nikki

I had to read Don Quixote and Platero y Yo but there was also a creative writing side yes.

Joe
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Joe

I’m just imagining a couple kissing, and at just the right moment: “WHAT IF IT’S ONLY ONE KEESSSSS…”

Azuro
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Azuro

Oh dear. When we say next year Eurovision will be in a tent in somebody’s garden we were joking. Didn’t realise Kan took us seriously.

I love the country of Israel, I love Netta and Toy and jumped for joy when they won, but quite honestly this is turning into a disaster. Far worse than Kiev 17 and almost as bad as Malta’s 2nd hosting of the JESC

Ana
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Ana

Israel is a tiny country, people can stay in Hertzeliya which is 7 km away from tel aviv and has a direct train to the venue. This ”problem” is BS. I am also sure that those who scream the most how ”disasterous” the organization is, are people who didn’t ever intend to go to the contest, and just like to post angry hysterical comments.

Sam
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Sam

Train in Shabbat? The Israeli transportation is failure

Door
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Door

Don’t quote me on this but I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere there are plans to amp bus lines on Shabbat around Eurovision (let alone the fact that there are some bus lines running in Shabbat in the Tel Aviv Metropolis).

Sam
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Sam

It’s not buses but share taxis with max 10 people and a few lines inside Tel Aviv

Joe
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Joe

You actually went to JESC? I’d have saved that money to do something fun, like go bowling, or do anything else in Malta.

Kris
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Kris

Like for real! That contest had the worst winner
I had put that song in firm last tbh mzeo

James
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James

Because it’s not a bop?

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

It would have been nice if it was supposed to be Valentina Monetta’s garden. Anyway, let us wait for this to happen before we comment harsh things about it.

Joe
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Joe

No skin off my nose – if I go, I’ll probably be staying with cousins who don’t live too far away. Other than that, Airbnb is the way to go. My family’s been using it pretty consistently for trips both here and abroad and it usually doesn’t disappoint. Saved us a ton of money in England and Italy. No, they aren’t paying me. Why do you ask?