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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 11

    Find the best places everywhere, every time with place pages

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    TJust another Frontend Developer · Written
    Haven't tried the new version, but it's Foursquare, so, there you go :)
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    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · 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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      Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer

      I love the directions their making in more of being a life concierge. However, I wish the recommendations were more tailored to the category. I'd love to not just fin dout about best places to eat, but where's a good tailor, where's the best local gyms, things that are even more personal.

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    Google Trips

    Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

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    TJust another Frontend Developer · Written
    It's really good!
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    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · 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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    Google Maps 4.0

    New material design brings bold graphics and fluid motion

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

    Rediscover all places you've been by exploring your timeline

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    Tweegenic1Noble Investor · Written
    best and easy to use.
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      Brian K HillFounder - Boss Mobility Network

      The Google Map colors has been the sayings from inception allow other colors to be created by the user colors that they want to use not the basic colors that Google put out originally. Personalization is the only thing I can think of where color schemes chosen by the user would make the music more. also add music somehow in the background while driving it's boring just driving all day if smooth jazz was playing in the background of Torrington directions offered by the map I would listen longer I would use it .

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    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark · 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.

    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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    Michael DengSoftware Developer · 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

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    Aleh TsikhanauEightydays, Inc CEO · Written
    Aleh Tsikhanau made this product
    Creates multi-city trips
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    Pokemon GO

    Augmented reality Pokemon-catching game

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    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark · 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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      Olga Babaian#techlover

      This game is actually amazing, but at the same time people shouldn't get obsessed with it, because afterwards it will be a waste of time, even when the game is really interesting.

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      Przemysław SzczepaniakHaving some fun in digital world!

      I love Pokemon GO. It;s very unique and has a great idea of real life challenge. Some disadvantages don't make it perfect, but I'm looking forward to see some updates with new gameplay elements!

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    Jack VapiCurious software engineer. · 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.

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    Yonas AlizadehFounder & CEO at Hellow · 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"

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

    Crowdsourced neighborhood 🗺 maps to navigate a city 💫

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    Alex Kluew 🇨🇦👀for new ft 🏡 in Toronto || remote · Written
    Crowdsourced... what else do you need (:
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    Instagram 8

    A new look for Instagram

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    Mark ColganB2B SaaS Marketer - Marketing Automation · 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

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    Josh IndigCo-Founder, NewReality.io · Written
    Spot is great for the long-tail for cool places in a new city.
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  16. 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

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    Adrian Craigco-founder, CEO of Llama · 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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    Carlos CervantesCarlos Cervantes is a Dev @PillowHomes · Written
    I love the UI of the Trip.com app. They not only show the most popular things to do in any city including your home city, but also the best local events each week.
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    Drew MeyersCo-Founder, Horizon · Written
    Specialized walking tours all over the globe..
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    DownToDash

    Meet fun people based on activities & discover events!

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    Elizabeth BethUnilever Marketing · 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 JashnaniCo-Founder, DownToDash · Written
    Sama Jashnani made this product
    Discover events & classes and people around to go for the events with!!
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