What are the best Android apps for exploring cities?

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    #1Foursquare City Guide

    Foursquare City Guide
    With Foursquare City Guide you can discover restaurants, bars and new places in the city you are. You can read tips and recommendations by real people, make lists, rate places and leave your comments.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Sean Torres
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "I've used this app ever since it was first released. It is the BEST review app for restaurants, bars , clubs and other locations. There are also loads of pictures uploaded by users from the locations they reviewed. I've seen reviews for places in every country I've been to. This is a better review app than any other on the internet and is highly recommended. "
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    #2Yelp

    Yelp

    Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Using this app you will be able to find close restaurants, bars and business of all kind, and leave its reviews so you can know what does everyone think about that place.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Michael Munoz
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Yelp is an okay app for exploring cities but it is generally food based. To find actual attractions and other things to go see, I would definitely use a different app."
  3. 18

    #3Spotted by Locals

    Spotted by Locals

    Spotted by Locals is an app that provides you with useful information about the places locals love in the city you are visiting. The app is free of tourist highlights spots and you can use it offline. Available in almost 70 cities in Europe and North America.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rachel Coleman
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This app is a must have for those traveling. The greatest feature about this app is you don't need an internet connection, so no major roaming charges to find a good place to eat. They have some really great recommendations. It is absolutely worth the download."
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    #4Fever

    Fever
    Enjoy your free time with Fever, a platform that discovers you the best events to go. It includes information about restaurants, clubs, concerts, cinema, theatre, exhibitions and fashion events, among others. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Paridhi Sengupta
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I know we sometimes get tired of of our various service providers curating our content. But in the case of Fever, I think this is just the time you WANT someone doing some curating for you. I don't know about you, but when I go to a knew city, it can be a bit daunting. I've used services like Yelp to try and help me track down restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, etc., when I'm in an unknown area. Fever makes this process more seamless, and much more convenient. There city choices are limited at this point in time, which is why they don't get 5 stars. I trust this is something they are working on!"
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    #5Time Out

    Time Out
    Discover new places to go and enjoy your city with Time Out. This magazine, available in paper, web and app version, includes information about restaurants, concerts, exhibition and other events in a large selection of cities around the world.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Tammy Wheeler
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "I used Time Out while travelling far away from home recently, and it seemed useful at first, but I was quickly disappointed. I had saved some items for later on the website, and the app doesn't seem to sync with what you've saved - you can only access the information that you've saved on your phone. This disconnect majorly reduces the usefulness for me, as I'd like to ideally save things while at home, and view them on the go. This unfortunately isn't really possible."
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    #6Nearify

    Nearify
    Nearify is an app that lets you discover over 20 million events across the world. Choose your interests, discover things to do near you and share time with friends or knowing new people.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ethan Alexander
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "This app is less about exploration of different locations around the cities but more about helping you to find some events in your surroundings. I have it on my phone but the last time I tried to get some helpful tips from it, I got nothing, just a blank screen, saying that there are no events near me. It is not that consistent in the first place and for exploration purposes Nearify is a bad call. "
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    #7TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor is a travel and restaurant website which allows you to book hotels, restaurants or even flights. You can even read the opinions of other users to know more about the place you want to visit. 

    Websites

    Free

    Vincent Hamilton
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Trip advisor is a great app to travel and to help you find the place where you need to go."
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    #8RestaurantFinder

    RestaurantFinder
    Restaurant Finder provides an easy way to find the best food offers and places to eat near you. If you allow it, the app can find the nearest restaurants just by using your location.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Michael Hall
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "ResturauntFinder is a pretty cool app that's similar to Yelp, and is a great app for finding a restaurant you'd like to go to or a particular food. It's particularly good for cities because there's always so many restaurants around to visit and try out. You can also save any of your favorite restaurants, so you can remember where they're at and go back for another visit if you want to. The breakdown of each restaurant is great and includes how clean the place is, ambiance, menu, hours, things like that-- really great for finding restaurants. "
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    #9Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Louis Rose
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Helps me find my way around town very useful "
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    #10Moovit

    Moovit

    Moovit is a free app that provides you with specific information of public transit. It is a complete tool for those who want to keep notified about the different transportation option including bus, subway and train.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Arthur Baker
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "If you're in a new city and need to know bus schedules and routes this is indispensable. That being said if the city you're in isn't covered by the app it's pretty useless."
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    #11Gravy

    Gravy

    Gravy is a free app that will help you to find activities and events around you. Discover live music, sporting events, performances or activities with kids across the US, save events to your calendar and buy tickets in an easy way.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Deborah Austin
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This app helps find local events but I wanted something that listed all the places around and not just one's that it deemed as "events". I wanted to be able to filter differently and have maps."
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    #12Field Trip

    Field Trip

    Field Trip is a free app that discovers you a huge selection of things to do near you. It features different categories: architecture, lifestyle, offers and deals, food, drink and fun, movie locations and more. Use it in your own city or when you're traveling and feel like a local.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Adam Black
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "It's a good thing this app is free because I don't think anyone would pay for it. The results it gives are pretty basic and not super helpful. In most cases you'd be better of just using Google Maps and looking around yourself. If they could improve this some and give more useful results it would be decent but not like this."

Summary

Best What are the best Android apps for exploring cities
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Foursquare City GuideApps 22 Free
2YelpApps 19 Free
3Spotted by LocalsApps 18 Free
4FeverApps 13 Free
5Time OutApps 12 Free
6NearifyApps 12 Free
7TripAdvisorWebsites 9 Free
8RestaurantFinderApps 6 Free
9CitymapperApps 5 Free
10MoovitApps 1 Free
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