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!
- Haven't tried the new version, but it's Foursquare, so, there you go :)Foursquare is the best place discovery app yet. On par with Google Maps and works really well.
- i trust it huge shared database + reviews and photos of placesi trust it huge shared database + reviews and photos of places
- 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).
- 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.
- 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!