No algorithms. No fake reviews. Just the absolute favorite spots of real locals in 80+ cities. Each 100% offline city guide costs a few $/€/£, with free updates forever.
👉 Regular updates: newly spotted local gems
👉 100% offline - no Internet required
👉 List spots nearby & navigate offline
👉 Save your favorite tips
👉 Search al tips for keyword ("brunch"?)
👉 Add your own spots (your hotel?)
👉 See the newest spots our Spotters wrote!
Up-to-date tips by real locals!
We take "local" and "up to date" very seriously. Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language and write only about their favorite spots. Spotters love promoting quirky and locally owned spots and keep their tips up to date. Founders Sanne & Bart meet all Spotters in person since our launch in 2008.
Our community of Spotters (all volunteers) is amazing - there are many real-life meetings. Want to join our awesome community? Link: https://www.spottedbylocals.com/become-a-spotter/.
What drives us since 2008?
We believe cultural misunderstandings are the source of most conflicts in the world. We hope to create a little change by encouraging travelers to experience destinations from a local perspective and learn about different cultures.
We are increasingly worried about overtourism. Since 2018 we have only expanded to cities that need more tourism and where tourist dollars can have a strong positive impact for local entrepreneurs. We strongly encourage you to browse through our list of cities and choose a city you haven't considered yet :).
What the Travel Press says:
The Guardian: "Authentically local, on-the-ground tips...”
NY Times: "A useful series of locally written travel guides...”
The Times: "Local tips rarely found in the guidebook."
Available for 80 cities in Europe, Middle East & North America:
Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Bern, Boston, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Chicago, Chisinau, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kyiv (Kiev), Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Malmö, Manchester, Mexico City, Milan, Minsk, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Podgorica, Porto, Prague, Prishtina, Riga, Rijeka, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Seattle, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, The Hague, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington DC, Yerevan, Zagreb & Zurich
We'll refund you. Please email co-founder Bart directly via email@example.com for all questions & ideas - we love feedback!