It can be easy to fall into a routine: Sunday brunch at your fave diner, a visit to your go-to boutique for some window shopping and maybe a stop at your corner sports bar to catch the game. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you like, but sometime’s it’s fun to switch it up and try something new. But between scrolling through Yelp reviews and tons of reports on the latest and greatest foodie craze, the endless options can be a little overwhelming, especially if you live in a big city. Lucky for us, the folks at Hyperakt, a social-impact design agency based out of New York, have developed a minimalist site that aims to make it easy to find the best and most beautiful places in your neighborhood.


What started out as a guide to New York by designers, for designers, has quickly developed into a full-blown travel guide for some of the nation’s biggest cities. On The Grid’s simple, clean pages and bright colors make it easy to navigate through each city’s major neighborhoods, and even offers picture of each recommendation, delivering a better feel for what the location’s vibe might be. It even gives users the option of viewing the locations on a map, so you can see where they are in relation to where you are staying.


As the site is a work in progress, they are currently looking for ambassadors to help select locations for the next cities to feature. If you know ALL the happening places in your hometown or favorite travel destination, check out On The Grid for a list of cities that still need to be covered, as well as those that will soon be live on the site.

Whether you’re planning a trip to a new city or are looking to try a few new spots on your next staycation, we guarantee you’ll find yourself longing to check out all of their suggestions. At the very least, you’ll want to click through to scope out the illustrations for each city.

How do you go about finding new places in your hometown? Let us know in the comments!

(h/t CreativeBloq)