My friend Ginger and I are going to meet up in Chicago in May. We are so excited! One of the reasons we chose Chicago is that we have a friend who lives there – someone to confirm our restaurant picks (is the food delicious and the ambiance convivial?), steer us towards activities that we’re going to love (and away from sketchy neighborhoods), and give us a few insider tips about the city. It really makes such a huge difference to have a local friend, don’t you think?
Ginger and I are just starting to put together a rough plan for what we want to do while we’re in Chicago. We are very self-sufficient, and we definitely aren’t expecting our friend to clear her schedule to hang out with us all weekend – but we don’t want to waste time on experiences that aren’t really worthwhile. We’re trying to figure out where to go and what to do – in the most efficient and fun way possible – mostly by ourselves (although it would be great if our friend wanted to join us for parts of it)!
Does this sound familiar? And if it does, have you heard about Vayable? I just came across this site tonight, and I am super excited about it. The site offers an assortment of “experiences” led by local insiders in more than 600 cities. The way it works is that you type in where you are going…
…then you can see all of the experiences that are offered by local guides.
I think this is such a smart idea for times when you don’t know anyone in a new city. There is quite a selection of experiences to choose from. Check out this insider’s tour of a Paris Flea Market, and this seafood-foraging trip in San Francisco.
What do you think about Vayable? Would you use it the next time you’re in a new city?