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Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor

Whether you travel a few miles or thousands of miles from home, TripAdvisor serves to enhance that experience. With just a few taps, you have access to restaurants, hotels, things to do, and the thoughts of many people who have preceded you at your chosen destination. With TripAdvisor, you also have the ability to save your favorites.

  • cir_1.jpg To start, search the App Store TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants. Tap Get, and then tap Install to download and install the app. Tap the icon for the app on your Home screen to open it.

  • cir_2.jpg The first few slides ask you several questions about accessing your location, notifications, and ways to sign in. Tap Skip in the upper-right corner until you get to the main page of TripAdvisor.

  • cir_3.jpg You can see the options you can explore through TripAdvisor along the left side of the screen. Tap the button that corresponds to what you want to explore.

  • cir_4.jpg For this example, I tapped Restaurants and typed San Francisco for the location to search.

  • cir_5.jpg The restaurant page now enables you the opportunity to refine your search by cuisine, price range, and locations within the city by tapping the Filter button.

  • cir_6.jpg In this example, I chose all cuisines, all prices, all neighborhoods, and all dining options.

  • cir_7.jpg At the time of this search, 5,214 restaurants were listed in San Francisco. You can tap the map to find the location of restaurants near your present location.
  • cir_8.jpg Tap on The Bimini Twist insert to see further details.

  • cir_9.jpg If you find the information interesting, you can tap Reviews, Photos, or Visit Website to see what others are saying or get even more information.
  • cir_10.jpg After you find a restaurant or hotel that you want to check out, tap the Save button to add it to your favorites.

    You can tap Reserve with OpenTable to make a reservation (not shown).

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