Gowalla used to encourage its users to check into locations in order to tell your friends where you are, but now after a big revamp, the company has changed directions and is focused on providing social city guides for all users, based on most popular locations, ratings, reviews, and photos. Combining the power of your friends' check-ins (or "stories," as they're called now), reviews, and tips from experts, Gowalla has launched 60 social city guides to help you find the best places to visit, eat, sightsee, and shop. The app is free on iOS and Android, and you can even access the city guides on the website.
Don't see your city in the app? Just start creating lists and highlights of the places you love the most, and Gowalla will work on building a guide for the most robust locations.