The Bitcoin Embassy is based in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The Bitcoin Embassy is based in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. This beach town is a favorite destination for those in the entertainment industry. (Photo: Protasov AN/Shutterstock)

What is the sexiest city in the world?

From beaches to nightlife, this Mediterranean city has become one of the world's most attractive hotspots.

If you're someone who frequents urban hotspots around the world to get your fix of nightlife, culture, arts and even a bit of play, prepare to add a new destination to your list.

Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, was recently dubbed by The Hollywood Reporter as "the sexiest in the world." The publication specifically singles out Tel Aviv's attractive beaches, nightlife, cafes, and growing tech, film and real estate investments as major contributors to its increasing allure.

"Tel Aviv is a special place," Israeli actress-producer Noa Tishby told THR. "So much joie de vivre, so much emotion – and Hollywood's really tapped into that."

As the article goes on to explain, it's not just Hollywood that's fallen in love with this city by the sea. Technology giants such as Google and Microsoft, as well as American universities such as Texas A&M, have all set up shop in an effort to take advantage of the region's position as one of the world's top 5 startup ecosystems.

“We’re starting with a $6 million project there, but I don’t have any doubt that it’ll grow exponentially over the years,” A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said earlier this month. “They don’t call it ‘startup nation’ for nothing."

Tel Aviv is also one of the few places where you can sample some of the world's best coffee and then immediately hang ten on some righteous surf.

According to prolific Hollywood producer Ben Silverman, one of the masterminds behind "The Office" and "Jane the Virgin," Tel Aviv's rising presence on the global stage is a reflection of the values held dear by all Israelis.

“You have to create everything with your brain and your hands and your heart,” he told From the Grapevine. “The Israelis have demonstrated that for generations.”


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