Do you find you have a little time on your hands? Keep a package of cards around the apartment as a reminder of things you might explore in your city. We at 100 Week Sprint are big fans of the City Walks: Adventures on Foot series (don’t worry, the walks aren’t very intensive)! Below are Amazon links to some of the cities the series covers (note that some are available as e-books as well).
On the Go: apps for your city
While it’s great to plan ahead for an adventure in your city, you never know when you’ll find yourself with unexpected free time… download the following apps to make sure you’ve always got information about nearby neighborhoods and attractions at your fingertips!
Free Apps – these are great for providing an overview of many major cities
Paid Apps – more specific to your city, maybe a little off the beaten path, each of these is rated 4+ stars by users (note that these are links to each app’s iTunes listing)
- New York City Essential Guide
- DC Insiders GuideDC Insiders Guide
- Boston Offline Travel Guide
- Philadelphia Essential Travel Guide
- Chicago Free and Frugal
- San Francisco Offline Travel Guide
- Los Angeles Travel: Beach to Blvd
- Cool London
Events and Festivals
The arrival of spring brings with it some amazing events in cities around the world! Take a breather and arrange outings to film festivals, food festivals, concerts, art shows and anything else that comes to town. Time Out is a great resource to find out about up-and-coming events taking place near you.
- TimeOut New York
- TimeOut Boston
- TimeOut Chicago
- TimeOut San Francisco
- TimeOut Los Angeles
- TimeOut London
Also, it may be a little old-school, but you’d be surprised how much information you can get from a city’s official visitor website – from great restaurants to unexplored neighborhoods, these sites are worth checking out!