Israel's second largest city, Tel Aviv's white sands and towering skyscrapers hug the picturesque Mediterranean coast. A thriving metropolis, this city has a distinctly modern vibe as the country's tech hub and economic center. Established in 1909, the city soon absorbed the ancient port city of Jaffa next to which it grew, where the region's Arab ties are most evident. Tel Aviv's incredible White City, an area characterized by modernist construction and iconic Bauhaus architecture is a designated World Heritage Site. Miles of pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, thriving economy, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere have catapulted Tel Aviv into the international sphere enticing over a million travelers every year.