beautiful Tel Aviv sitting on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv is a young city that was founded in 1909 during the Ottoman Empire. It was in 1948, the founding of the State of Israel, when it really took off and established itself. Tel Aviv is known for it's beautiful sandy beaches and resort town feel with hotels, cafes and lots of water sport activity. There's a lot of Bauhaus architectural influence and is a very secular city.Over all the weather on our trip ranged from sunny days, to rainy days, and a morning of hail. Yeah, pretty miserable most of the time but we kept on.