Now that you can’t actually check in using foursquare, it’s become a great app for finding cool places nearby. We tend not to trust tourist brochures at hotels, they advertise everything that’s overpriced, and those places tend to be overcrowded with tourists. Foursquare is much more convenient. You can pick places based on your interest, be it food, coffee, entertainment etc. You can also have these places listed by distance from you, or by the price. So, for example, if you want to find a cheap local coffee shop, foursquare is your best bet for that.