There's more to Israel's Election Day than voting

How to make the most of your free time on Israel's official Election Day holiday.

A Tel Aviv man votes with his dog 150 (photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
A Tel Aviv man votes with his dog 150
(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
Election Day is here and for most Israelis that means a day off from school or work. While exercising your right to vote is important, there is no way it will take up the whole day.
So let us suggest some extra curricular activities  to make sure you have something to do when you tire of all the politicians and activists making a last-ditch attempt to canvass votes.
Found yourself in Jaffa? Take a trip to the market, where a day of browsing for vintage furniture and nick-nacks can be delightfully broken up by a delicious meal at the delightful and appropriately named Fleamarket.
For those in Jerusalem, there are whole host of activities to while away your leisure time - everything from a trip to the zoo to exploring the scientific world.
Tel Aviv residents have the added advantage of a beautiful coastline to walk, cycle and even rollerblade along. And those feeling less adventurous can take in the Indian summer with a gentle stroll followed by a coffee and cake or something a little meatier at one of the local eateries that dot the beachfront promenade. Or those who feel like indulging in a little shopping therapy, a trip to the Carmel Market can be rewarded with a good meal at the nearby Hakovshim.