JTA — Tel Aviv was named one of the world’s top 10 beach cities by National Geographic.
“Call it Miami Beach on the Med. Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem,” the magazine wrote in describing Tel Aviv. ” In the ‘bubble,’ as it’s known for its inhabitants’ tendency to tune out regional skirmishes, some restaurants, discos, and clubs are open until dawn.
“By day, the scene shifts to the city’s promenade and eight miles of beach literally steps from town. Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside cafe or take a dip in the saltwater pool.”
Tel Aviv is in good company, joining other top beach cities as Honolulu, Hawaii; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; and Sydney, Australia.