Spotted by Locals Travel Guide

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About this app

Experience the essence of each city this spring and summer with Spotted by Locals - the ultimate travel app that guides you away from the tourist crowds and into the heart of local life. As cities bloom and buzz with energy, our app is your ticket to sustainable and authentic urban adventures. Download our app today and start exploring with insights from our trusted locals!

Why choose Spotted by Locals?

⚡️ Discover over 80 vibrant cities during the lively spring and summer seasons
⚡️ Bookmark your newfound favourite spots
⚡️ Enjoy freshly updated articles with the latest local tips
⚡️ Navigate effortlessly through our user-friendly app
⚡️ Meet our Spotters: real locals sharing their personal picks and stories

As overtourism becomes more of a concern, especially during the peak travel seasons of spring and summer, Spotted by Locals is committed to promoting sustainable tourism. We - help spread tourism more evenly, benefiting local businesses and reducing environmental impact. Here’s how we make a difference:

💚 Ethical: Our Spotters are locals who cherish their city. They highlight under-the-radar places and avoid mainstream tourist sites and global chains, ensuring your visits support local entrepreneurs.

💚 Personal: Get to know our Spotters with their real names, social media links, personal photos, and unique stories.

Step off the beaten path and experience a city’s true character through the eyes of those who know it best whether discovering a cosy café, a tranquil city park, or a hidden art gallery, Spotted by Locals equips you with the best local insights!

Download Spotted by Locals now and make this season's travel unforgettable. Explore responsibly and uncover the hidden gems that give each city its unique charm.

Do you have any feedback or if a city needs to be added to our list? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at

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Updated on
Apr 26, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

533 reviews
A Google user
January 16, 2019
About a year ago I discovered Spotted by Locals before going on a trip to Portugal. My wife and I love to rent apartments rather than hotel rooms so we can get a feel for life like a local. However, trying to read a bunch of reviews for every business that shows up in a Google "near me" search is not really appealing to me. I immediately fell in love with the LOCAL CURATION that Spotted By Locals provides. The next best feature is that all of the data can be downloaded to your phone so you don't have to use mobile data when you're traveling. I even prefer to use the maps in the SBL app over Google maps. We've used it in Lisbon, Porto, Montreal, Boston, even Chicago. I love SBL's commitment to combatting overtourism in areas bombarded by it, while also promoting less-known areas in need of exposure. If SBL has the city I'm headed to, I'll download it without hesitation. It's an excellent resource for travelers eager to get an authentic sense for the place they're visiting.
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A Google user
March 20, 2023
This is a great app. I have used it for several cities already and I very much like the unconventional spots. The new version does not work at all for me while location is turned off and I cant add personal places like my hotel anymore. I like to prepare my trips and mark favourites in advance. Having to turn on location each time I open the app even though I'm nowhere near the city is putting me off though...
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Spotted by Locals
April 4, 2023
Hi, thanks for your kind review!! If you allow (at first use) Spotted by Locals to use your GPS, manually turning it on isn't needed every time. - Jorn
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