If you are traveling to a new destination in the near future, you are most likely on the hunt for the best sites and tourist destinations that your city has to offer. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy city guide booklets, as the city guide industry has made the transition from traditional city guides to travel sites. These travel sites come in all forms, both professionally sponsored, and in the form of travel blog sites run by local residents or travelers.
If you are looking for things to do around town, travel sites are a great place to begin. The best travel sites will give you a comprehensive list of all that your destination has to offer, with reviews, directions, and price points.
Most city guides will allow you to break down your activity search by genre, which is a great option. Are you in the mood for sushi? You have instant access to all the sushi places your destination has to offer, how far away they are from you, and how much you can expect to spend when you go.
If you are in the mood for more physical activities, or want to see historical sites in your destination location, some online city guide websites will not only direct you to adventures or tourist attractions, but will also allow you to book excursions or make reservations directly from the site, rather than having to use a third party source.
The great thing about online city guides is unlike travel guides, a city guide is often targeted to locals as well as tourists. With travel blogs, sites are often run by locals who are giving insite to some of the local gems that may not necessarily be known about to an outside visitor.
Particularly in large cities, many worthwhile destinations and providers of goods and services may be unknown outside their immediate neighborhood. City guides are available to help long time residents, as well as visitors alike.