Travel + Leisure place Tel Aviv in the best 50 places
Travel + Leisure have just published their “50 Best Places to Travel in 2018”. Travel + Leisure say “From a remote, idyllic island to the world’s design capital, these destinations have never been better”. The list is created from their own travel experts, from travel writers around the globe to T+L’s travel advisors and editors. They look at what places are now at the forefront of the global conversation, whether for new hotels and museums or major international events.
Travel + Leisure list Tel Aviv as one of these “Best Places for travel in 2018” saying:
“Tel Aviv has attracted a lot of attention for its nightlife and creative culinary scene in recent years. These days its center of gravity has shifted south, to the site of the ancient port town of Jaffa (technically part of the city itself). This month, the Setai opens in a former Ottoman prison; a new W Hotel housed in a 19th-century former convent and pilgrims’ hospice is scheduled to open in March. It’s just the latest in a growing list of upscale hotels, restaurants, and boutiques to arrive among the winding streets of this former fishing village. Jaffa’s once-shabby flea market is now populated by a number of high-end antique dealerships, which sit alongside trendy cafés and bars — many offering live music into the night. Don’t miss Maskit, an iconic Israeli fashion house known for its embroidery that has been recently reincarnated after closing in the 1990s. Numerous interesting chefs have also set up shop among Jaffa’s churches, mosques, and archaeological sites. Try Beit Kandinof, a restaurant housed in a 17th-century building, where creative dishes like artichoke-and-pesto bruschetta are served alongside local art exhibits”.
For the full article: http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-places-to-travel-in-2018