Hello, Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv's energy, edginess and 24-hour lifestyle give the city a cosmopolitan flair comparable to few other cities in this part of the world.
It is no wonder then that Tel Aviv is known as "the city that doesn't stop" and indeed you will find that the nightlife and culture are on around the clock.
In summer it is not unusual to see the beach boardwalk bustling with people at 4AM and the clubs and bars usually pick up around midnight until morning, giving Tel Aviv a well deserved reputation of being a party town.
Walk the streets and admire the Unesco-listed Bauhaus-era buildings that the the place its popular title of 'White City', stroll along the historical port of Jaffa, visit the contemporary art galleries and then head to the beaches next.
Tel Aviv is likely the most liberal city in Israel and in the Middle East, and no-less liberal than Western Europe's liberally-inclined major cities.
Women digital nomads will find that Tel Aviv is a remarkably safe city. The streets are safe to walk at all times of the day, and theft from public areas happens but are much lower in Tel Aviv than most other cities of similar size. The beach is a known place for bag and bicycle thefts, so be careful to take care of your belongings and make sure to lock your bicycle with a heavy-duty chain.
It is still advisable to avoid walking parks alone at night, or wandering alone in the southern neighborhoods, which are a bit more rugged (south of Salame/Eilat Street - except Florentin) late at night.
Israel, and especially Tel Aviv, is expensive compared to the US and Europe. However, mobile and internet is super fast and cheap.
Free wifi can be found everywhere - restaurants, cafes, bars, buses, trains. Tel Aviv is also a tech heaven, and offers many networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, developers, startups etc, if you are looking to develop your network.
The best times to visit Tel Aviv are March through April and September through November. Spring and fall mark this city's "sweet" tourism spots, boasting pleasant temperatures and affordable prices.
Late July and August are very hot and also the high tourist season. Despite intense heat, most travelers head to Tel Aviv during the summer months.