You’ve decided to take a trip to a city that you’ve heard a lot about but is entirely unfamiliar to you. Where do you begin? Your smartphone can be hugely beneficial in helping you develop an itinerary and find amazing spots around town. Let’s explore some apps that can help you explore the city.

The best way to learn more about a city’s best-kept secrets is to ask the locals, and that’s precisely the idea behind Spotted by Locals. Using suggestions hand-picked by locals familiar with the city’s best spots, there are guides for more than 60 cities around the world.

Speaking of locals, Meetup has been around for years. It is essentially one giant listing of local groups and events that are happening around the city which cover a number of different interests. Find something that grabs your attention and you can add yourself to the group. This is a great way to meet new people while also participating in something you’re genuinely excited about doing.

For an all-inclusive city travel guide, check out Musement which covers more than 300 destinations in the world using “tailored content” and essentially functions as a pocket travel guide showcasing the best bars, restaurants, attractions, and even local concerts that may be happening soon.

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