Tel Aviv is modern, vibrant, trendy and cosmopolitan - and very gay-friendly. Its position on a beautiful stretch of golden coastline means that a lot of its scene and life revolves around outdoor pursuits, like eating and drinking al fresco. But it's not just bars and restaurants: the historical area of Jaffa with its port and old quarter has an intriguing Arab feel. Tel Aviv will fascinate its visitors for its laid-back attitude, the international feel, the endless choice of art galleries, lively cafes and amazing food to enjoy. And when the sun goes down on the Mediterranean, the nightclubs and the hectic party scene kicks in. Just to start all over again the next day.
Tel Aviv in itself is a very open city and Israel is a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East when it comes to LGBT rights. It's not all roses, of course - as there is still a lot of opposition from certain religious quarters, but in a city like Tel Aviv pretty much everyone is very gay-friendly, though there isn't a proper gay village. Tel Aviv Pride, held in June, is an iconic celebration, attracting over 200,000 people each year.