Tourism News from Israel

TEL AVIV: ONE OF WORLD’S TOP TEN BEACH CITIES

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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The prestigious National Geographic Magazine has recently named Tel Aviv as one of the world’s Top Ten Beach Cities. This designation comes on the heels of other prestigious rankings for Israel’s capital of entertainment, leisure and nightlife – “the city that never sleeps”.

The designation in National Geographic dubs Tel Aviv “Miami Beach on the Med”, calling it “the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem.”  Commenting on the fact that many restaurants, discos and clubs are open until dawn, the magazine continues: “By day, the scene shifts to the city’s promenade and eight miles (13 kilometers) of beach literally steps from town. Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside café or take a dip in the saltwater pool.”

Heading the top ten beach cities are Barcelona, Cape Town and Honolulu, with Tel Aviv the only beach city in the Middle East to deserve a mention.

In recent months, Tel Aviv was won many accolades: It was voted the third best city in Africa and the Middle East by the New York-based Travel + Leisure Magazine; one of the world’s top “Party Cities” by Forbes Magazine and the Lonely Planet Travel Guide and was included in the Louis Vuitton 2010 European Cities Guide.