Tel Aviv -chosen as the 3rd in the
10 top city destinations for 2011 -
"Tel Aviv is the total flipside of
Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on
the sea rather than an ancient Holy
City on a hill. Hedonism is the one
religion that unites its inhabitants.
There are more bars than
synagogues, God is a DJ and
everyone’s body is a temple. Yet,
scratch underneath the surface
and Tel Aviv, or TLV, reveals itself
as a truly diverse 21st-century
Mediterranean hub. By far the most
international city in Israel, Tel Aviv
is also home to a large gay
community, a kind of San
Francisco in the Middle East.
Thanks to its university and
museums, it is also the greenhouse
for Israel’s growing art, film and
Lonely Planet, October 31, 2010
Lonely Planet" ranks Tel Aviv's beach 7th
after Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.
"Lonely Planet" has included Tel Aviv as one of the
world's top ten beach cities. The travel guide ranks Tel
Aviv's beach in seventh place, saying that the city is the
"total flipside" of Jerusalem.
"Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin
City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill.
When the weather is warm Tel Avivans flock en masse to
the city beaches. You’ll find young and old soaking up the
Mediterranean rays, kitesurfing and knocking back and
forth little rubber balls during friendly matches of matkot.
The beaches are safe and clean, and there are changing
rooms and freshwater showers scattered along its length.
The main beaches are packed with people most days,
especially on Saturdays, when the crowds descend to
pick a prime spot. Get here early," Lonely Planet writes.
Tel Aviv's beach topped Dubai, Miami, and Brighton.
Barcelona ranked number one, followed by Cape Town,
Rio de Janeiro, Tangier, Sydney, and Valencia.
In October 2012, Lonely Planet mentioned the Negev as
one of the top ten sites worth visiting in 2013. Tel Aviv has
previously earned similar flattering mentions. Two years
ago, it was included in the top ten hottest cities worth
visiting. "Lonely Planet" cited the city's choice of
entertainment ventures and unique character.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.
globes-online.com - on January 20, 2013