Time Out magazine has ranked Tel Aviv as the world’s eighth-best city in the world in its 2021 ranking.
In a survey among 27,000 city-dwellers, the magazine also says Israel’s second-largest city has been ranked the “funnest” in the world, came second in the food and drink category, and is the city most likely to be described as “good for people like me.”
“When Covid hit tourism, this high-tech hub hit the Reset button,” Time Out writes. “The pandemic caused the ‘city that never stops’ to take a well-needed pause. Spaces like Dizengoff Square and Park HaMesila played host to picnics, gigs, screenings and talks. After the lockdowns, Israel led the vaccination race and before long locals were back sipping cappuccinos in cafes and doing yoga on the beach.”
The magazine says 81% of Tel Aviv residents say their city is “fun” and 84% say they can “express themselves,” adding that the city “is home to the region’s biggest Pride Parade, the widest choice of vegan options, and its nightlife always offers a real alternative.”