Posts tagged Walking Tour
Why Walks Make the Best Dates

Your Next Date. Planned!

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead

Whether it’s your first date or your five hundredth, swap the played-out dinner-and-a-movie for something that will woo your boo with your creativity and thoughtfulness. Here are 3 science-backed reasons (and 2 walking date ideas) why your next San Francisco date should be a Sidewalk Taste.

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12 Hours in Reawakened Downtown Los Angeles

Art Deco in the Morning, Dim Sum for Lunch, Speakeasies at Night

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

For decades nobody visited Downtown LA if they could help it, and if they had to, they would clap shut the tops of their convertibles, lock their cars and pray the sun did not set on them.

Those days are over. This collection of three Sidewalks shares the stories, cultural icons and context to gain a newfound appreciation for the rise, fall and rise of Downtown LA.

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3 Highlights From Our New Favorite Sidewalk

A Street Art Walk of Shepard Fairey’s Lower East Side

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Few other artists of the last decade have left their mark on national politics, American culture, and the country’s zeitgeist as much as Shepard Fairey. To celebrate this remarkable artist, this week we feature 3 highlights from one of our favorite new Sidewalks - Shepard Fairey's Lower East Side: Stencils, Murals & Street Art.

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The Season of the Spooks

Start A Scary Tradition

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

This Halloween season, explore your hometown from a new perspective: go on a spine-chilling, supernatural haunted walk. It may explain a few things. And who knows, perhaps an annual haunted walking tour will become part of your family’s Halloween tradition.

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The Cronut of the Dumpling World

What's That?  |  Xiao Long Bao

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Like meat on a stick, the culinary concept of meat stuffed in a dough pocket is a fairly common one. There exist a multitude of dumpling variations from around the world: Italian ravioli, Japanese gyoza, Polish pierogi, Tibetan momo, Indian samosa, Latin American empanada, Korean mandu and dozens more.

On the vast plane of dumplings, there is one variation that stands above the rest: Xiao Long Bao - the Shanghainese soup dumpling. It does something that no other dumpling dares: it incorporates a warm broth inside of the dumpling.

Curious? We’ll explain what it is, where it came from, how to eat it, what separates the good from the bad, and where to find it.

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Revolutionaries, Cobblestones & Ivy Leaguers In Boston

Sidewalk Unlocks Boston

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

We’re excited to announce that we are unlocking Boston as a Sidewalk city today. You can now search the collection of neighborhood Sidewalks to explore the best of Boston and Cambridge.

Whether you’re an inquisitive local or an out-of-towner, discover local perspectives and insider recommendations for places Bostonians know and love. Boston marks our sixth featured city, after debuting in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle and unlocking Washington DC this summer.

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Elevated Avocado Toast, Gut Health & Why Everyone Should Be a Solo Traveler

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Kara, The Travelling Dietitian

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

In each edition of “Word on the Street,” we interview a Guide to learn about their Sidewalk and some of their best travel stories.

Meet Kara, the Guide behind “Healthy Food Tour of Greenwich Village: Vegan Tex Mex, Coconut Froyo & Artisanal Coffee.” She dishes on corporate morning calisthenics, inspiration for new recipes and the rise of clean eating in New York City.

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The Sticky Story of the S’more

What's That? | S'mores

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Happy National S’mores Day! Today, we add a segment to the “What’s That” encyclopedia with an exploration of the treat’s mysterious origin, the scandalous history of its components, and a discussion about chocolate with our friends at Dandelion Chocolate.

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A Staring Contest in Washington DC, Chinese Explorers & Silk Worm Culinary Surprise

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Gilbert

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

In each edition of “Word on the Street,” we interview a Guide and ask about their Sidewalk and some of their craziest travel stories.

Meet Gilbert, the Guide behind “Heroes of the Past: Tributes from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.” He dishes on symbolic architecture in the Nation’s Capitol, Bhutanese monasteries, and 15th century seafarers.

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The Marina Date Walk

Taking the Work Out of the Date

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Whether it’s the girl you keep flirting with on Bumble or your better half, this walk from Pacific Heights through the Marina will put a smile on her face and keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. So, stop Yelping and Googling, just follow along, she’ll love this.

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6 Fortune Cookie Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

What's That? | Fortune Cookies

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Fortune cookies: the folded and bent crispy cookie with insightful prophecies, served at the end of the meal at Chinese restaurants. It is a dessert of Chinese mysticism and intrigue. Except it isn’t. A thrilling discovery is in your immediate future [. . . in bed.]

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A Beach Day in Bolinas

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco? Head up the coast to Bolinas, a place that doesn’t want to be found. Case in point: whenever the state tries to put road signs that lead into town, the locals tear them down! It’s one of the North Coast’s best kept secrets and the locals intend to keep it that way. Shhh, don’t tell them I sent you there.

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Five Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

I don’t normally have a burger, a brat, a steak, and chicken wings, in one sitting, but on the 4th of July, I make a lot of exceptions. It’s essential to sample one of everything that comes off the grill to have the stamina to watch parades, rock out to “Born in the USA” on repeat, and set off fireworks (in a responsible way, of course). But, there are other ways of celebrating our country’s birthday.

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21st Century Travel: Outdated, Impersonal and Inconvenient

Dave Hotchkiss, Co-Founder & CTO

We built Sidewalk as a result of our own frustrating travel experiences and difficulties finding local secrets. We wished we were better equipped to understand the culture, local insights, and stories of our destinations, whether they be in our own city or beyond. Maybe you have felt the same way. Some of these frustrations may sound familiar.

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