What are the best iPhone 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.

    Web, Android, iOS

    Roy Young
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Foursquare City Guide made my trip to Los Angeles even more enjoyable than it would have been. I found so many neat places I wouldn't have known about otherwise thanks to all the tips and lists!"
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    #2Spotted 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.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Esteban Quezada
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "I found that Spotted by Locals app is pretty good if it used in one of the 68 cities that it covers. I could look for actual spots that locals frequent without all the tourist traps and other nonsense. I recommend this for those who want serious recommendations on where to go when visiting a new location. "
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    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.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Terry Bryant
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Yelp is a great app and will help you find anything fun to do and finding restaurants "
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    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.

    Android, iOS


    Ethan Riley
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Helps me keep in touch with what is going on around me pretty cool "
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    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. 

    Web, Android, iOS

    Jack Gonzales
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Fever offers a wide range of activities. It even lets you purchase what's needed for specific events. No matter what you're looking for Fever will most likely be able to help, everything from dancing to simply having dinner. While the activities are extensive, the listed cities are still on the low side. But, if you find yourself spending some time in a major city then I highly recommend Fever."
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    #6All Events in City

    All Events in City
    All Events in City allows you to get a glimpse of everything that's happening in your city right now. You can get personalized event recommendations based on your interest and RSVP or see where your friends are going.

    Android, iOS


    Billy Cooper
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "All Events is great for figuring out what's going on around you so you can learn if there's any big events you'd like to go to, or bring friends to. You can also search events by trending to see what are the big popular events happening, so that way you can figure out what's "hip" in your city, or a city you'll be visiting soon. Plus, you can follow artists or similar events so you can get notifications for if they're coming to your city. I always have this to make sure I don't miss any good events."
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    #7Time 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.

    Web, Android, iOS

    Grace Bishop
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "After graduating from college and moving to a new city, I found myself looking for a way to help guide me around town and introduce me to the best spots to eat and things to do. After a quick search, I installed Time Out on my iphone. With Time Out, I'm able to plan events, find great new spots to eat, and even save everything to my favorites list! I now travel a lot for work, and I even use it when I'm away on business. I even use it when I travel too. It's a great app to have on your phone!"
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    Urbanspoon is an information platform allowing users to find local restaurants and submit recommendations and reviews.

    Android, iOS


    Sean Hopkins
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This app really came in handy on my most recent vacation, as it helped me locate several interesting locations to eat. I much prefer it to other alternatives such as Yelp because of its review system and overall reputation."
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    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. 


    Android, iOS


    Margaret Henderson
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "My family recently took a trip to New York City and used this app. We walked and used public transportation for everything and not being from the area found this app to be very helpful. The fact that it is integrated with subway information was awesome. "
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    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. 



    Danielle Spencer
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "TripAdvisor is a great way to get reviews on places you want to travel. Beware that not all reviews are authentic, but for the most part I use this to research places I want to travel. "
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    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.


    Android, iOS


    Patricia Arnold
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "This app is good for figuring out transportation, but I really want an app that tells me all the best places to go in a city that I'm not familiar with. There's really no use in knowing how to get places if I don't know where I want to go. I want an app that helps me figure out the best places to visit for various things."
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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.


    iOS, Android


    Michael Sullivan
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Cool little app that shows you in one place all the things there are to do in your current location. I use it to find neat little venues here locally and find it very useful. "
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    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.


    Android, iOS


    Carol Martinez
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "Gravy is a great little app for exploring all of the different cities. Anywhere I go, I can pull up the activities and events happening around me. I have found so many great bars with live bands just from using this app. It's great when you go on vacation. You are also able to buy tickets for your favorite show. "


Best What are the best iPhone apps for exploring cities
1Foursquare City GuideApps 13 Free
2Spotted by LocalsApps 12 Free
3YelpApps 10 Free
4NearifyApps 10 Free
5FeverApps 9 Free
6All Events in CityApps 6 Free
7Time OutApps 6 Free
8UrbanspoonApps 4 Free
9CitymapperApps 3 Free
10TripAdvisorWebsites 2 Free

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