WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citysearch, a CityGrid Media property and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced the launch of Guides by Citysearch, highly visual lists built by Citysearch's expert scouts to help users easily find new favorites in major cities or must try places from across the country. From Philadelphia's "Soups So Good They're Almost Worth Getting The Flu Just to Use Them as Medicine" to spots "Where Beer Nerds and Foodies Collide" in Houston, the new guides offer users a photo centric way to browse and explore content based on the criteria most important to them. Guides by Citysearch will be available through the web and Citysearch's new iPhone app, which was released today.
"We know people want a quick, visual snapshot to help them scope out the coolest local businesses -- everything from the most unusual new bars in their own neck of the woods to the best spa treatments in a city where they're traveling," said David Israel, Director of Community, Citysearch. "Our new Guides by Citysearch combine expert recommendations with a visual Pinterest-style layout so users can easily get a feel for destinations, dishes, or décor without sifting through lengthy reviews by who-knows-who."
Expert Citysearch scouts, from mayors in major cities to well-known food writers, bloggers and photographers showcase their favorites local spots together by category, from tattoo parlors to funky and fabulous restrooms. Each Guide features a brief intro, a photo from each location and a description on why the business made the list. In addition, each listing in the Guide features a map with the location and directions, making it easy for users to find all the info they need in one place, without having to click through for more details.