Apps to Help You Experience a City Like a Local

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When you’re visiting a new city, the best way to go about experiencing it is by doing as the locals would do! Skip the guide books and use these 12 apps to help you get the most out of the city during your visit!

Spinlister

spinlister

If you truly want to experience a city like a local then forget about hopping in cabs. You can easily rent a bike from someone in town on the Spinlister app and get around town without missing any fun side streets.

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Vayable

vayable

If you’re interested in learning about specific things in a city, but don’t want to spend all your time with a guide book, use the Vayable app to set up a guided tour with a local. From art to food, there are a variety of people offering different tours!

Available on iOS devices.

Desks Near Me

desksnearme

Sometimes when you’re on vacation you have to get to work. What better way to still feel immersed in a city than by setting up shop at a coworking space for the day, thanks to Desks Near Me.

Available on iOS devices.

Krrb Local Classifieds

krrbclassifieds

Every city and neighborhood has its own vibe. Rather than hitting up the mall, find vintage curators and creative makers with the Krrb Classifieds app. You can easily connect and make purchases in the app and then meet up with local sellers to pick up your new finds!

Available on iOS devices.

EatWith

eatwith

Want to explore some local eats, but keep finding yourself in chain restaurants? Look no further than EatWith. Dine-in chefs homes and other private venues with both locals and fellow travelers!

Available on iOS devices.

Kamino

kamino

If you want to explore every part of a city, get to walking! Kamino will hook you up with a variety of different guided walking tours. Whether you’re into browsing downtown or hiking trails- you’ll find a group to go with.

Available on iOS devices.

Localeur

localeur

If you don’t have the patience to read through endless Yelp reviews, you’re in luck with Localeur. Find out the inside scoop about the best local spots from locals themselves!

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Party With a Local

partywithalocal

When you’re in a new city it’s often hard to figure out where has the best night life. Skip awkward entries into empty bars by using Party With a Local to meet residents who want to show you a good time!

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Roadtrippers

roadtrippers

Want to make sure you don’t miss any gorgeous hiking trails or fun destinations while you’re in and around a new city? Use Roadtrippers to help plan your trip into and out of the city you’re visiting.

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Coffee Filter

coffeefilter

There’s nothing worse than being in a new city and not knowing where to snag a cup of coffee ASAP. When you feel that lack-of-caffeine headache approaching, open up this app and you’ll be alerted of all the nearest coffee shops.

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Airbnb

airbnb

This list wouldn’t be complete without Airbnb. Skip the hotels and stay at an apartment. You will definitely get a feel for the city way better!

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Bandsintown

bandsintown

If you’re sitting down at night in a new city and can’t figure out what to do, use Bandsintown to find a concert to swing by. Whether it’s your favorite band that happens to be playing or you want to see a local artist, this app will help you out!

Available on iOS and Android devices.

What are your favorite apps to use when exploring a new city? Let us know in the comments so we can try them out!

 

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