This ancient Mediterranean city has a Miami vibe

Book your flight to the seaside Israeli town of Jaffa, which has gotten a modern makeover.

The seaside getaway of Jaffa, Israel, offers sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Its close proximity to the vibrant Tel Aviv has turned this locale from an ancient port city to a modern metropolis with nightlife that looks like something you'd seen in Miami, as you can see in the video above.

Below, we take a look at a few other things that make Jaffa special.

It's beautiful.

From Jaffa, you can actually see the Tel Aviv skyline off in the distance.From Jaffa, you can actually see the Tel Aviv skyline off in the distance. (Photo: Boris Stroujko/Shutterstock)

It's ancient.

A panoramic view of the Jaffa port.A panoramic view of the Jaffa port. (Photo: JekLi/Shutterstock)

Jaffa has one of the world's oldest ports as it's been in constant use for at least 7,000 years.

It's famous for its oranges.

Fresh oranges and fruit in the Jaffa Market in Israel.Fresh oranges and fruit in the Jaffa Market in Israel. (Photo: Dnaveh/Shutterstock)

With its thick peel and oval shape, the seedless Jaffa orange is one of the most popular exported fruits from the Mediterranean.

And its cake.

In 2012, Jaffa Cakes they were ranked the best selling cake or biscuit in the United Kingdom.In 2012, Jaffa Cakes were ranked the best-selling cake or biscuit in the United Kingdom. (Photo: Bojan Pavlukovic/Shutterstock)

Jaffa cakes were introduced in Britain in 1927 after the famous orange. Available in different shapes and sizes, they usually consist of sponge cake, orange-flavored jelly and chocolate.

It's in vogue ... literally.

The old town of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, is full of colorful cozy cafes, offering the best dishes of the local cuisine.The old town of Jaffa is full of colorful cozy cafes, offering the best dishes of the local cuisine. (Photo: Fesenko/Shutterstock)

Vogue magazine recently wrote of the city: "A stroll through Jaffa is a journey that takes you through arched alleys that start and stop suddenly, past golden stone buildings bathed in sun and hidden in shadow, through streets with signs marked with zodiac symbols. It’s a mix of weirdness and intrigue that’s befitting of a 4,000-plus-year-old port city that’s starting to really register on must-travel lists."

It has a vibrant beach life.

beachA view of the beach of Tel Aviv and the old city of Jaffa. (Photo: RnDmS/Shutterstock)

It's the perfect spot to take an Instagrammable photo.

Jaffa coast long-exposureJaffa's rocky coast at sunset. (Photo: Cristian Kirshbom/Flickr)

The store Taos in Jaffa sells unique oversized plastic sculptures.The store Taos in Jaffa sells unique oversized plastic sculptures. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Colorful cashmere on display at the Jaffa market. Colorful cashmere on display at the Jaffa market. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Want more? Check out our 17-minute Facebook Live tour of Jaffa.

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This ancient Mediterranean city has a Miami vibe
Book your flight to the seaside Israeli town of Jaffa, which has gotten a modern makeover.