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
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