Holon, once famous only for its sand dunes, has now become known as children's paradise. Just a drive around the city will show you why. At crossroads you'll see models and sculptures of animals and cartoon characters, while large coloured murals decorate the school walls around town.
Story gardens have been set up in 13 parks around the city.
The Tachanah, the revamped old railway station at the southern end of Tel Aviv, is enjoying tremendous success since it reopened two years ago.
It is in a prime spot, between the newly renovated, yuppy area of Neve Zedek, replete with music and cultural centres and the beckoning Mediterranean Sea and just a few minutes' walk from Jaffa with its delightful old world charm.