TEL AVIV IS THE PLACE TO SPEND 36 HOURS
ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE TELEGRAPH, UK
As 2015 ended and 2016 begins, both the New York Times and the Telegraph, UK recommended spending 36 hours in Tel Aviv. With so many additional flights, many of them low-cost, flying into Tel Aviv from Europe in particular, the idea of spending just a couple of days in the city as part of a weekend break has become much more accessible and affordable.
According to the New York Times, “this seafront metropolis of 400,000 may still trail Jerusalem in both population and historical importance, but Tel Avivians are too busy basking in their pristine beaches, high-tech scene and 300 annual days of sunshine to notice. Passionately secular and avowedly carefree, Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a 24/7 city where the search for the perfect cup of coffee and a commitment to L.G.B.T. pride seems to take precedence over Israel’s complicated politics”.
The Telegraph UK says “with miles of sandy shores, Israel’s second city is youthful and laid-back, with a casual dress code, liberal attitude and thriving nightlife. Smart restaurants also take full advantage of Israel’s position at the confluence of culinary influences from the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, and temperatures that stay above 20C from April until the end of October make a visit even more attractive.”
Both articles suggest off-the-beaten-track restaurants, coffee shops and bars where both locals and tourists alike can enjoy soaking up the special vibe of Tel Aviv, recommending a wander through Old Jaffa and the flea market, a stroll on the Rothschild Boulevard and a visit to the Neve Tzedek neighborhood and of course an afternoon of sun soaking on the beaches.
Meanwhile the Hollywood Reporter writes about Tel Aviv that “the new trendy getaway ...has been called the "sexiest city in the world. The tantalizing beaches, cafes and nightlife, along with its unique mix of the Middle East with a Mediterranean party atmosphere, ensure the lifestyle-loving capital continues to buzz with energy.”
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