Forbes magazine has ranked Tel Aviv among the 20 best destinations around the world to travel next year. The business magazine follows the Wall Street Journal ranking of no. 3 for sites to visit in 2019. Of course, as a resident of the city that never sleeps, I could have told them!
“Ancient history and modern living meet in this bustling beach city along Israel’s Mediterranean coast,” Forbes said. “While no day in this urban hot spot would be complete without a few hours on the golden sands (check into The Setai, Tel Aviv for a front-row seat to sea), you’ll also want to make time for the newly opened White City Center.” “Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus architecture movement, the museum spotlights the city’s unique look—the UNESCO-designated White City zone is home to more than 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings, the largest such collection in the world,” the article reported.
Bauhaus is an architectural movement noted for its “use of rectilinear forms, plain unadorned surfaces, and techniques and materials associated with industrial production.”
The Wall Street Journal mentioned the old city in Jaffa and noted the plethora of cafes, restaurants, galleries and hotels. Last year, more than 1.5 million tourists visited Israel.