Who Knew Israel Has Its Own Riviera? (And It Gives Rio a Run for Its Money)

Well, it lacks shade and contiguity in some spots, but Israel's 25-kilometer boardwalk empire through Rishon Letzion, Bat Yam, Tel Aviv and Herzliya provides the groundwork for a great day out

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Moshe Gilad
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Moshe Gilad
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After a few days of strolling the boardwalk along the Israeli cities of Rishon Letzion, Bat Yam, Jaffa, Tel Aviv and Herzliya, one thing becomes abundantly clear – Israel has its own long and lovely Riviera. It's nearly 25 kilometers (16 miles) long and easily competes with Nice, France; Piraeus, Greece; and even Miami and Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

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