San Francisco is famous for its weather, restaurants and picturesque shoreline. Unfortunately, it is now also famous for how expensive it is to travel there. With skyrocketing hotel and dining prices, it is time to give a little-known city in Israel a chance. Located on Israel’s beautiful and hilly coast, Haifa is its third largest city and is also widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East. It has a rich 3000-year-old history complete with invasions and wars. It is now one of Israel’s most secular cities, where Arabs, Jews and Christians live together in harmony. Haifa is also home to some of the most innovative tech start ups in the world and is commonly called the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Who cares for San Francisco anymore?