A view of the Sheraton Hotel amidst the Tel Aviv skyline. A view of the Sheraton Hotel amidst the Tel Aviv skyline. A view of the Sheraton Hotel amidst the Tel Aviv skyline. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

Travel + Leisure names Tel Aviv one of the best places to visit in 2018

The Mediterranean city is feted for its food, fashion and festive activities.

With just days left in 2017, it's already time to start planning your 2018 vacations. With that in mind, Travel + Leisure magazine just released its annual list of the best places to visit in the new year. Among the 50 winners was the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

The magazine highlighted the Mediterranean city’s hotels, antique shopping and creative culinary scene. The city is known for being a haven for vegans and vegetarians. Conde Nast has said that the city has the "world's best vegetarian food," and the Daily Meal website called it the world's No. 1 vegan destination.

T&L also pointed to the city's burgeoning fashion scene and made special mention of Maskit, an iconic fashion house that was recently revitalized by a young designer.

A model in a teal leather dress from Maskit's Summer 2015 collection. A model in a teal leather dress from a recent Maskit collection. (Photo: Maskit)

"We take a look at what places are now at the forefront of the global conversation, whether for new hotels and museums or major international events," wrote the magazine's editors. "In any given year, the cities and countries we recommend as the best places to travel in the world have a lot going on. And of course, we think about those travel destinations that are perennial favorites to determine which ones are reinventing themselves, ensuring there’s always something new to explore."

Other places making the list included New Orleans, Monetenegro, Toronto, Ireland and Walla Walla, Washington.

Rainbow over Tel Aviv As storms roll through Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv, a double rainbow forms. (Photo: kavram / Shutterstock)

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Travel + Leisure names Tel Aviv one of the best places to visit in 2018
The Mediterranean city in Israel is feted for its food, fashion and festive activities.