9. Tel Aviv, Israel
Photograph by Alessandro Grassani, EK Pictures
Call it Miami Beach on the Med. Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem. 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 (13 kilometers) of beach literally steps from town. Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside café or take a dip in the saltwater pool.
– We are proud to see Tel Aviv on the list of top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic! Check out the other beaches, Miami Beach has made the list as well!