No algorithms, no fake reviews, and away from the touristic traps, Just the absolute favourite spots from real locals in over 80 cities which gives you an authentic city experience. No internet? No problem! Each map is 100% offline; a city guide costs only a few dollars and is updated forever for free. It’s like having a bunch of good local friends abroad advising you where to go!
Why use Spotted by Locals?
✔︎ Handpicked and screened writers
✔︎ Offline maps and navigation
✔︎ No sponsored content or ads
✔︎ Well organised categories
✔︎ Lifelong updates
In the media
“Steers you toward hidden gems…” – NY Times
“Authentically local, on-the-ground advice…” – The Guardian
“Local tips rarely found in the guidebook.” – The Times
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Up-to-date tips by real locals!
Spotted by Locals (2008) is an online travel community publishing city guides in 82 cities. All content is created by hand-picked local writers and photographers.
Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favourite spots and keep their tips up-to-date. Our team has met all Spotters in person since our launch in 2008.
Our community of Spotters (all volunteers) is amazing – there are many real-life meetings. Join our awesome community!
What drives us since 2008?
Real people, awesome spots, slow travel. Experience a city through the eyes of a local. Make contact, meet people & support the local economy. That’s what Spotted by Locals is all about.