Sidekix makes it possible to explore cities on foot like a local

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The best way to see a city may be by foot. And now there’s a new lifestyle navigation app that’s helping tourists (and locals) discover cities anew. Meet Sidekix, the app that offers personalized routing to allow users to discover local attractions like cultural sites, culinary hot spots, bars, and nightlife across 60 cities. So no one will ever know that you’re not a local.

Founded by Jenny Drezin, Miron Perel, and Eli Baram, this trio believes that the best way to explore any new location is by foot.

Having collectively logged hundreds of thousands of miles walking about cities in six continents, the co-founders hoped to share their own passion for pedestrianism with others. And as Sidekix continues to expand its reach across the world, it looks like they might just be achieving that goal.

While other apps are focused on providing travelers with the shortest or most efficient route, Sidekix focuses instead of interest-based routing. The app promises to “enhance the urban experience by offering routes based on a user’s passion.” Simply set your preferences, and let Sidekix determine what adventures you’ll embark upon.

You can even add specifications to routes, whether that’s stopping at a wine shop on the way to a friend’s house, or finding an ATM on your way back home. Each destination features information like opening hours, specials, and even curated content from bloggers.

Already, Sidekix is live throughout cities globally across the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Israel. “Our technology allows you to explore your chosen city based on personal interests,” the founders say. “From art and culture, to shopping, cafes, nightlife and more, Sidekix has it all.”

So don’t just get from Point A to Point B. If you’ve got time to stop and smell the roses, or are just looking for a way to truly immerse yourself in a new (or old) place, Sidekix may be the best way to get lost and found again.

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