CNN recently listed Tel Aviv as one of the world’s best gay honeymoon destinations, citing the city’s beaches, nightlife and tolerance in its reasoning. The list also includes Cape Town, Lesbos and Mykonos, Miami and the Florida Keys, Phuket, Sitges, Sydney, Puerto Vallarta and Brighton.
“Tel Aviv doesn’t have a gay village because the whole city considers itself gay-friendly, but Rothschild Avenue is a particular focus, where as many same-sex couples walk hand in hand as straight couples,” writes CNN.
This week, Tel Aviv is celebrating Pride Week and over 30,000 visitors from abroad are expected. The region’s biggest Pride March in Tel Aviv is set for June 13.
“Tel Aviv calls itself a 24-hour city because you can spend all night clubbing then snooze all day on one of its beaches,” CNN writes.
The site also says that in the wake of being dubbed the “gayest city on the planet” by travel guide Gaycities.com in 2012, the Israeli city by the sea should see about 100,000 gay tourists this year.