Tel Aviv has been named one of the world's top destinations in 2012. (Shutterstock.com)
Anyone who has visited Tel Aviv knows that this city-by-the-sea is packed with action and things to do. The popular travel guide, Lonely Planet, has now made it official, ranking Tel Aviv as one of the world’s most vibrant cities for nightlife and among the best hedonistic city breaks.
“If Jerusalem is Israel’s historic, classical capital, then Tel Aviv is its pleasure-seeking younger brother and the country’s coolest city by miles,” reports Lonely Planet. “Dubbed the ‘Miami of the Middle East’, you won’t see blinged-up superstars like Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs, but everyone else looks the part on the wonderful beaches. Tel Aviv’s locals are a cultured lot, oozing style and hungry for the finest art, fashion, cuisine and clubbing.”
“Like elsewhere in the greater Mediterranean, Israel’s capital of fun gets going late. The endless bars, pubs and cocktail venues start to fill up by midnight, from which point the nightclubs get revved up with dancing till dawn,” reports Lonely Planet. “Nowadays an international crowd joins native Israelis for a mixed bag of funk, pop, house and techno (in addition to live shows small and large) at the city’s dozens of entertainment hotspots. Tel Aviv has a relaxed, hedonistic air, and prides itself on being gay-friendly and outgoing,” says the report.
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