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Gay Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv,

Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Tel Aviv was first founded in 1909 as "Ahuzat Baiet" (Housing Property), by a group of 60 families. A year later, this little neighborhood was renamed "Tel Aviv" (Spring Hill). In Hebrew, "Tel" does not simply mean "hill", but a man made hill covering the remains of an ancient settlement or a hill in an archeological excavation. And the word "aviv" means spring. The name "Tel Aviv" stands for a link between old and new; antiquity rejuvenated. This is the concept on which the city of Tel Aviv was founded. As the metropolis of a small country, Tel Aviv has grown and developed enormously and has now a population of over 350,000 residents, around 50% of which are aged 15-40. Tel-Aviv today is a young and vibrant city.

Tel Aviv has a limited number of gay and lesbian specific hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodations. There are however a larger number of gay friendly hotels, inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts offering a range of rates and amenities that will meet the needs and budgets of most gay and lesbian travelers.

Tel Aviv has a mix of anonymity and intimacy about it. The gay community is a low profile one. This isn't for fear of discrimination or oppression, although the Middle East is undeniably macho, but rather because there is little to fear. But Tel Aviv is no San Francisco either, although the are bars and clubs that easily resemble those in the Castro. The Cafe Nord on Tel Aviv's Ben Yehudah Street is a fashionable meeting place for gay ment. Other gay hot spots are Abbis and Playroom, both popular gay venues.

Tel Aviv has an amazing variety of restaurants for every taste ranging from the international fast food restaurants to local ones offering traditional Israeli food. On every street corner, you can find street vendors selling felafel or humus, and then there are any number of cafés and bars serving light snacks. Tel Aviv also has its share of gourmet restaurants such as Raphael, Orca and Messa, consider to be the most elegant restaurants in town.

And there is much to see and do in Tel Aviv. Highlights include Old Jaffa in Jaffa is a must see for any gay and lesbian visitor to Tel Aviv, the Rabin Square, the biggest public square in Israel, Eretz-Israel (Land of Israel) Museum in Ramat Aviv, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Central Tel Aviv. And did you know that Tel Aviv is home to the largest bus station in the world? And don’t forget the annual gay film festival that attracts thousands of gay and lesbian travelers from all over the world.

A visit to Tel Aviv isn't complete without a dip into its fantastic beach scene that is at its best in summer. On Friday afternoons as Shabbat comes in, crowds of buff beachgoers converge to take in the Brazilian drums, the smell of barbecues, the thwock, thwock of "matkot" as the sun sets.

So, if you’re looking for excitement, culture, history, great food and a vibrant, safe and relaxed gay scene, Tel Aviv, Israel has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Gay Tel Aviv provides valuable information for gay and lesbian travelers planning to visit the city.

Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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