If your typical Friday night routine involves sitting in front of the television with a bowl full of popcorn, then Goby is a website that can help break you out of your shell. No matter where you live or what you like to do for fun, Goby can provide you with a list of activities to try out nearby. In addition to detailed descriptions and location information, Goby also posts high quality images of the activities right alongside the listings to give you an even better idea of what to expect.
Goby doesn’t require any signup or login process to begin. Just type in an activity you’d like to try—like wine tasting, biking, or gallery openings, for example—along with your current location and your preferred date. Within an instant, Goby will present you with a listing of activities that match your description, along with an interactive map that shows exactly where each activity takes place. If the organization sponsoring the event has a website, then that will be included in the Goby listing, along with a list of all the other activities to try nearby and restaurants within the same local vicinity.
In addition to helping you find out about things to do near your hometown, Goby can also be great resource to use while planning weekend trips and vacations. The site offers hotel, B&B, and vacation rental listings across the country, which can be sorted by price, star rating, or distance from a particular address or landmark. The website’s iPhone application makes it easy to find this information on the go, as well, giving you a way to discover what’s going on nearby even when you’re not near a desktop computer.
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