It’s as if your coolest cousin gave you the scoop on the hippest things to do in her city and put it in this app. Quick, give her a large tip before she thinks you’re not worthy of it.
What’s hot: The app goes way beyond the usual guidebook recommendations to suggest unique things to do such as eat at a pop-up restaurant, discover the city’s best artisanal cocktails or speakeasies, shop at a sample sale and more. I found a sushi-making and sake-pairing workshop in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day under “Date Nights,” Stargazing with Astronomy Enthusiasts in Seattle, Culinary Fight Club: Top Chef Meets Pop-Up in Chicago, and Bespoke Cocktails & Jazz Underground in New York City. Also available: upcoming events by the week and social sharing.
What’s not: It asks you upfront if you’re living in one of its destinations. So I lied to get past this velvet rope and start exploring. After all, the chances of me traveling to visit family in either San Francisco or New York are high. When I started looking at other cities, I could say I’m “just browsing” or let them know “I’ve moved there.” Why do they care? Seems a little nitpicky to me. How about an option instead to request or vote on a new city?
Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times