This list was first published in the book The World's Best Cities. There’s plenty of room for beach bathing in this modern Israeli city on the Mediterranean. The historic port of Jaffa has found new life in recent years with a vibrant gallery, café, and restaurant scene. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Holy Land on a National Geographic Expedition to Israel and the West Bank.>>

Tel Aviv, Israel

This list was first published in the book The World's Best Cities. There’s plenty of room for beach bathing in this modern Israeli city on the Mediterranean. The historic port of Jaffa has found new life in recent years with a vibrant gallery, café, and restaurant scene. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Holy Land on a National Geographic Expedition to Israel and the West Bank.>>
Photograph by Amos Schliack, laif/Redux

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