AleksandraProduct Marketing

What is the best app to find people to hangout with in a new city?

As I travel often or work remotely, I have this problem of having not many connections in new cities. Let's say I'd love to have a morning coffee or hang out on Friday evening. Twitter works great, but not always. What do you use in such cases?
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    Meetup for iOS and Android

    Discover groups that are all about the things you love

    DavisFounder at Flowhance · Written
    This is what I used when I moved to San Francisco
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    Zorka Kovacevich
    Zorka KovacevichZorka Marketing + Promotion · Written
    Meetup is the most fabulous way to meet "like-minded" people. That's what it was created to do and does very well as you can setup your search for events to attend before you travel; join groups and RSVP to their Meetups.
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    Ian Yang
    Ian YangCEO at Gantri · Written
    Meetup is great because it creates a topic of conversation between people with similar interests.
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    Tinder Smart Profiles

    Use your job and education to snag a date

    DavisFounder at Flowhance · Written
    This one too, hahah.
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    Party with a Local 2.0

    Because a night out anywhere is better with a local

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina🏆 #1 Hunter! · Written
    Depending on what you're into (i.e. partying, clubbing, etc), this can be a useful way to find a local crowd to hang with.
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    Cool Cousin

    Shaking up the travel world with good old human connection

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina🏆 #1 Hunter! · Written
    I used this app recently on a trip to London and found that the recommendations were pretty great — as seen through a local influencer's eyes!
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    A completely free way to build your professional network.

    Mateo de la Vega
    Mateo de la VegaDigital Media Strategist @Dialekta · Written
    Tinder for networking
    Steve Daniel
    Steve DanielEastCoast Adopter I love social media · Written
    Definitely a great way to meet people in a new city
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    Nomad List 3.0

    Find the best place to ❤️ live, 👩‍💻 work, and 💃 play

    Sven van der Zee
    Sven van der ZeeCo-founder Orderli · Written
    For people who work remotely
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    Facebook Groups

    This app gives you a dedicated space for you and your groups

    Thalassa van Beek
    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    I travel a lot, too, and I think there are some great Facebook groups to meet up with people. I personally like the digital nomads groups and active groups for travel lovers. Let me know if you want some specific names of groups I like, but you can also easily find them with the search function.
    Nivas Ravichandran
    Nivas RavichandranStartup Partnerships at Freshworks · Written
    I think Facebook Groups for the city is a great way to identify groups, meetups and events happening in a particular city.
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    Couchsurfing Hangouts

    Meet nearby travelers and locals, no planning required

    Patrick Bollenbach
    Patrick BollenbachI build Shopify things · Written
    100% the best way to meet people quickly. I've used it in Bali, Singapore, Toronto, Berlin... instantly meet up with people, locals and travelers. I honestly use this every few days when I get bored, it's great.
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    Eventbrite 8.0

    Local events & things to do

    Nivas Ravichandran
    Nivas RavichandranStartup Partnerships at Freshworks · Written
    Eventbrite is a great way to identify local events in which you could be a part of and meet new folks.
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    Events, from Facebook

    Find things to do near you

    Arif Akhmedzade
    Arif AkhmedzadeChief Sales Officer @UAPAY · Written
    Nice app from facebook, uses also geolocation and has all necessary information.
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    Yelp Trends

    10 years of Yelp data filtered by keyword and geolocation

    thomas ross
    thomas rossStartup analyser and investor · Written
    The correct answer is clearly Yelp. Nothing is even close. Yelp's coverage is really thorough with a giant reviewing community that writes really helpful reviews. Also, the mobile app is great -- great for search, great for looking through reviews, etc. On Yelp, you get good information from both aggregate data and individual reviews. The reviews are super-fresh -- kept up-to-date. The only other thing I can think of that's very useful is Google Maps, which helps with proximity and map-based searches.
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    Crowdsourced neighborhood 🗺 maps to navigate a city 💫

    David Adamu
    David Adamudesigner of the future 🦄✨ · Written
    Hoodmaps provides neighbourhood scale maps to navigate a city. It's crowdsourced too.
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    Meet fun people based on activities & discover events!

    Sama Jashnani
    Sama JashnaniCo-Founder, DownToDash · Written
    Sama Jashnani made this product
    Meet people around you based on what you are down to do like workouts, sports, eating, travelling and other activities. Discover events, classes and activities that are going on around you and connect with people who are down for the same.
    anna.leeTech enthusiast · Written
    Love this app
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    Cem Carak
    Cem CarakTech and Rock Music Lover · Written
    Cem Carak made this product
    This app helps you not only discover things to do nearby your location but also matches you with people interested in the same things as you. Therefore you automatically share a common point with them and already have a potential idea on when and where to hangout since you all showed interest in the same thing.
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    A casual way to meet other foodies while traveling

    Ou Chu
    Ou ChuOodyMate - Eat like a local, with locals · Written
    Ou Chu made this product
    Our app might be the one you are looking for, but we just launched
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    Find & join nearby groups to socialise & learn new things

    Mrigank Pawagi
    Mrigank PawagiFounder, SocialME · Written
    Mrigank Pawagi made this product
    LocalBrackets is a community driven platform that offers people the opportunity to socialise with those who share their interests. It makes it easy for users to create, find & join brackets, and collaborate with ease, and helps communities foster & develop. LocalBrackets helps you easily find the bracket of your interest, near you. Finding the right community is very crucial to your way to socialising!
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    Make friends around you & join local activities

    Urbansurf - Make Friends Around You and Join Activities - Urbansurf is an activity/socialization app that can be used actively all over the world. It allows users to participate in activities that are closest to them and according to their interests according to their location information and meet with Urbaners. Users open activities and this feature is completely user-centered.
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    Panion (MVP)
    You have groups and profiles but it's all filterable for location. It pushes you to actually meet up with people!