Hi guys! Since I’ve been traveling so much recently I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to find places to eat in new cities.
Ask At The Hotel
If you’re staying at the hotel, the person at the front desk will be from the area. Don’t be afraid to ask them for recommendations! If there is a local cuisine that is very popular (like barbecue in Texas) ask what their favorite place is. The front desk person is more likely Most hotels have menus for places nearby that deliver if you don’t want to go out as well.
Ask Friends And Family
People tend to remember delicious food that they’ve had while traveling. If a friend or family member has been to the area you are traveling to, ask where they ate. Since they’ll know your food preferences, they’ll be able to recommend places you’ll enjoy!
Yelp is probably my favorite place to find restaurants! You can pick a variety of different filters such as price and type of food. I love Yelp because people can leave reviews which can point out what food they had and their thoughts (this is how I got the enchiladas on Tuesday). Like any sort of reviews, there will always be the person who has a bad experience for whatever reason and want to complain. Don’t let those influence you! Read a few before you make a decision.
OpenTable is a great website to use if you want to make a reservation. Similar to Yelp, you can set a variety of filters and search for restaurants near you. Majority of the time, the menus for restaurants will be on the site so you can see what they offer. If you sign up for OpenTable’s rewards program, you can get points that can be used for a gift card.
These are all of my tips for finding restaurants while travelling. If you have any tips let me know in the comments below!