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William Falloon
William FalloonInteractive emerging tech and media

Whats the best app for discovering cool places in a foreign city?

I'm off to Rome next week, I want to find an app with guides on how to see a city in a few days. Walking tours would be ideal!
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    Foursquare 10

    Your ultimate city guide, in your pocket

    Haven't tried the new version, but it's Foursquare, so, there you go :)
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    Arun
    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic Β· Written
    Foursquare is the best place discovery app yet. On par with Google Maps and works really well.
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    Foursquare is what locals actually use and rate on. Plus, it's so detail-oriented. Not just generic people complaining about a server at their mother's birthday party. Actually good tips about individual dishes, where to sit, and more.
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    Poshmark

    A marketplace to buy and sell fashion

    It's really good!
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    Arun
    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic Β· Written
    I used Google Trips when I was back in Japan and found it very useful in every way. A really good app!
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    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Ben Raz
    Ben Razuseful web apps lover Β· Written
    i trust it huge shared database + reviews and photos of places
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    Ben Raz
    Ben Razuseful web apps lover Β· Written
    i trust it huge shared database + reviews and photos of places
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    Harrison Malone
    Harrison MaloneStudent @ Le Wagon Β· Written
    The reason why I need data in a foreign city is to have access to Google Maps πŸ—Ί especially useful for finding quality food once you know you're in a cool neighbourhood
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    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Tweegenic1
    Tweegenic1Noble Investor Β· Written
    best and easy to use.
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    Yelp Trends

    10 years of Yelp data filtered by keyword and geolocation

    Harold Cummington
    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark Β· Written
    Yelp has discovery tools for finding cool places and also seeing reviews for those places.
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    Guides by Lonely Planet

    Explore city guides curated by experts.

    Guillaume
    GuillaumeMobile Developer Β· Written
    A really great app with nice guides and all the best places to see. You an also download the guide to read offline which can be really helpful.
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    The New TripAdvisor

    World's largest travel site. 600M+ unbiased traveler reviews

    Michael Deng
    Michael DengCurrently working on something new Β· Written
    Not the sexiest app, but essential.
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    Eightydays.me BETA

    A site that plans your multi-city travel in a few clicks

    Aleh Tsikhanau
    Aleh TsikhanauProduct designer & entrepreneur Β· Written
    Aleh Tsikhanau made this product
    Creates multi-city trips
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    Pokemon GO

    Augmented reality Pokemon-catching game

    Harold Cummington
    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark Β· Written
    Pokestops and Gyms are crowdsourced based on places that people find interesting. Plus you get to catch Pokemon while you're at it. Why bother looking at old buildings when you can capture virtual battling monsters? But all jokes aside, it's actually surprising how good of a discovery tool this is (specifically for little things like murals, cool buildings, etc probably the kinds of things you wouldn't find in a tourist guide).
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    PlacesToVisit
    Jack Vapi
    Jack VapiCurious software engineer. Β· Written
    Jack Vapi made this product
    If you take into account prices, then PlacesToVisit is handy. It is an overview of places in a city with prices and other details. (Disclaimer: I am working on it, feedback is appreciated)
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    Hellow

    Find, join and create activities near you.

    Yonas Alizadeh
    Yonas AlizadehFounder & CEO at Hellow Β· Written
    Yonas Alizadeh made this product
    Instead of looking up places online, then why not use the local people to show you the places?
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    Sikr

    "I never knew that was going on right near me, in my town"

    Jay Scott
    Jay ScottFounding Member of the Growth Angel Coop Β· Written
    Jay Scott made this product
    You seen and used this?
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    Hoodmaps

    Crowdsourced neighborhood πŸ—Ί maps to navigate a city πŸ’«

    alex@lastminutelaura.ca
    alex@lastminutelaura.caNot a Software Engineer Β· Written
    Crowdsourced... what else do you need (:
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    Instagram Mobile Site

    Use core features of Instagram on their new mobile site

    Mark Colgan
    Mark ColganB2B SaaS Marketer - Marketing Automation Β· Written
    Search for the hashtag of the city you are visiting. I did this in pretty much every country when I was travelling and found some really cool places that the "locals" we're visiting. One of my highlights was ending up at a jazz night in Argentina (and I was the only non-Argentinian there). Plus, people only tend to post the best of / show off worthy photos on Instagram.
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    SPOT

    Discover the best places according to your friends & experts

    Josh Indig
    Josh IndigCo-Founder, NewReality.io Β· Written
    Spot is great for the long-tail for cool places in a new city.
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    Wopity Places Guide
    If you want to explore Cape Town, there isn't a better database.
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    Llama

    Make, share and discover unique travel itineraries

    Adrian Craig
    Adrian Craigco-founder, CEO of Llama Β· Written
    My team and I created Llama because we were largely dissatisfied with the current options out there. It's a platform for travelers to make lists of things to do on their trips which, if public, are discoverable by other travelers on Llama. It also has google-docs style collaboration for making lists together. Look for Llama on PH tomorrow!
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    DownToDash

    Meet fun people based on activities & discover events!

    Elizabeth Beth
    Elizabeth BethUnilever Marketing Β· Written
    Love this app!! Very cool
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    I disocevered a workout class on the app that is amazing
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    Sama Jashnani
    Sama JashnaniCo-Founder, DownToDash Β· Written
    Sama Jashnani made this product
    Discover events & classes and people around to go for the events with!!
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    SALT

    The Pocket of restaurants, bars and cafes

    Ben Zarras
    Ben ZarrasSoftware Engineer, SALT app Β· Written
    Ben Zarras made this product
    If your friends travel and know cool places in foreign cities, you'll see those recommendations right inside SALT. Way better than getting recommendations from people you don't know
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    Cool Cousin

    Shaking up the travel world with good old human connection

    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this. Hotspots curated in detail by locals.
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