If San Diego existed in the Middle East it would be Tel Aviv. Always sunny, hot without getting too hot, and full of perpetually happy and attractive people. Coffee and cuisine are the obsession here. While Jerusalem focuses on the spiritual needs of its residents, Tel Aviv cares for the physical. We stayed at AirBnB places when we arrived in Israel, and before we left. They were both great.
(below) Jaffa old city
(below) If you go Tel Aviv, you will eat at Manta Ray.
(below) Carmel Market.