Tel Aviv Selected Top 10 World City by Popular Travel Site

October 31, 2010

Tel Aviv is among the world’s top 10 cities for 2011 listed by the popular Lonely Planet travel guide Web site.

Photo: Lonely Planet - Funky juice dummy on Sheinkin Street, Tel Aviv

# 3.  “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 music scenes.”

Click here for the complete Top 10 Cities list.

Video – Israel Ministry of Tourism

Tel Aviv is one of the most dynamic cities in the world — the city that celebrates the history, the culture, the pioneering spirit of the people of Israel. Only in Israel can you enjoy a sophisticated vacation while experiencing the ancient places that are part of the history that makes us who we are. 

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