Tel Aviv shows its open, inclusive character with a variety of gay-oriented neighbourhoods.
LGBT offerings for all tastes.
It might surprise some to learn that Tel Aviv has become one of the world's most openly and excitingly gay cities. Two standouts are worth mentioning. Downtown's Shenkin Street, by day one of the city's principal shopping thoroughfares, after dark transforms into one of its premier gay nightlife hubs, with various bars, pubs, and discos all up and down its length. Another hub can be found in the north of the city at Hilton Beach (near the eponymous hotel, as well as, ironically enough, one of the city's most traditional Orthodox neighbourhoods). The atmosphere up here is almost Ibiza-like, adding up to a cultural mix perhaps possible only in a place like Tel Aviv.