The Israeli metropolis has been named "The Place to Be" by German Mate Magazin, one of the leading magazines for the LGBT community in Europe, which handed out its annual tourism prizes over the weekend.
The prize was received by leaders of Tel Aviv's LGBT community and tourism industry during an event held in the German capital. Other prizes were handed out to Belgian party line La Demence and a hotel in Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Ynet has learned that an international LGBT sports and cultural festival will take place in Tel Aviv between October 15 and 18.
The event, Tel Aviv Water Games, invites dozens of amateur athletes from around the world to compete in open water swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, volleyball, matkot and participate in the Tel Aviv Nightrun, which will take place that same week.
Tel Aviv was recently included in National Geographic magazine's list of Top 10 Oceanfront Cities, a selection of the "glittering seascapes which provide both the backdrop and the beat of these waterfront urban meccas."
According to the travel magazine, "There’s plenty of room for beach bathing in this modern Israeli city on the Mediterranean. The historic port of Jaffa has found new life in recent years with a vibrant gallery, café, and restaurant scene."
The world's other top oceanfront cities, according to National Geographic, are Tallinn, Estonia; St. John's, Canada; San Diego, California; Marseille, France; Perth and Brisbane, Australia; Durban, South Africa; Vladivostok, Russia; and Portland, Maine.