Local tips, panels, parties, and perks – make the most of #SXSW 2013 with Foursquare!
Time flies! It’s hard to believe we’re gearing up for our fifth(!) SXSW adventure. To help you make the most of this year’s festival, we’ve put together a guide to SXSW 2013, along with some extra tips below.
- Go where the locals experts go. Use Explore to find the places the experts recommend you try while you’re in town. And don’t forget to check out our Best of Austin list to see the places people love most in the city. Save a few places so you can cross them off your to-do list later!
- Keep up with all your friends in Austin! Just getting out of a panel (or rolling out of bed)? Open up the app to see where your friends and colleagues are hanging, and check in when you’re at events, food spots, and bars so they can keep up with you.
- Get the scoop on the future of location. Stop by to hear our CEO Dennis Crowley talk about the future of Foursquare with Anil Dash. (What do you mean you want to see Shaq’s talk instead? Kazaam is soooo 90s!).
- Hear tales from the startup bus. Buspreneurs from across the country have been making their way to Austin on six startup busses, using Foursquare Explore to find great restaurants and cafes along the way!
- Discover a piece of NY in Austin. Made in NY is heading to Austin, with a day packed with everything from yoga and mini-meetups to roundtables, art+tech installations, and of course, a party.
- Speaking of parties… (That’s the whole reason you’re here, right?) Head to the Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel on Sunday for the Foursquare party, featuring DJ Bo Bliz. You can also open up the app to see all the SXSW events going on, powered by Sched.
Unlock awesome perks, just for checking in:
- Spotify - check out their tips about shows and music venues, and check in to the Spotify House or three spots on their Musical Guide to SxSW for the chance to get exclusive awards, like custom AiAiAi headphones or VIP entry to their Spotify Live show.
- Fader - Check in to the Fader Fort Presented by Converse! The first 50 people to check in each day get an exclusive Converse t-shirt, and one lucky person each day will even get some kicks.
- IFC - Save their Explore Austin list, and check in to the IFC Crossroads House @Vice Bar to score a Portlandia poster.
Get insider tips with these SXSW and Austin-themed lists:
- Spotify’s SxSpotify guide to music venues and bars
- IFC’s Explore Austin list
- Serious Eats has plenty of Austin lists, from editors picks to the best margaritas, kolaches, and coffee.
- The Wall Street Journal’s Where to Eat and Drink in Austin
- Have dietary restrictions? Search for lists like this gluten-free guide to eating in Austin.
- The ever-evolving Austin Eater 38
- The Austin Chronicle’s East Side Bar Crawl
- Foursquare’s Best of Austin lists