Friday, Jun. 04, 2010

10. Hit the Beach

Tel Aviv's greatest allure is unquestionably its Mediterranean seashore, which gives the city a Miami- or Rio-style sense of ease and openness. There are eight major beaches in town, each with its own crowd and character. Gordon, across from the Sheraton Hotel, is the most popular (and populist), packed with families, teens and tourists. The beach across from the Hilton is Tel Aviv's gay slice of sand, while the scene between Jerusalem Beach and the Dolphinarium draws hipsters and hippies with its Friday-afternoon drum circles.