Finally! You’ve saved up, booked your flights and are ready to begin your next Couchsurfing adventure. What’s your first step?
Your trip centers around your destination – and now Couchsurfing does too. We are excited to re-introduce City Pages – a Couchsurfing visitor’s center! Now you can see a city’s upcoming Events, Hosts, Travelers, and Local Discussions, all in one place.
Couchsurfing offers many ways to engage with locals and other travelers, but we’ve heard from new members that they weren’t sure where to start. Rather than searching for Hosts, Events, Local Discussions, and Travelers individually, we’ve designed City Pages as a central hub that will give you a starting point for your Couchsurfing adventure – wherever it may be.
For surfers, City Pages makes it easy to see who to meet and what to do. From any City Page, a surfer can:
- Check out interesting upcoming Events, such as local Couchsurfing meetups and potlucks
- See what other Travelers will be in the area when you are, so you can explore together
- Browse the list of potential Hosts
- Read through Local Discussions, to ensure you know the best restaurants to try and the coolest parks to explore
For hosts, City Pages allows you to quickly drop in and see what’s happening in your hometown. At a glance, you can:
- See which Travelers are planning to visit the area, so you can reach out to them if you want to offer to host them or show them your favorite spot in your city
- Browse through other Hosts in your area, to get to know other local Couchsurfers
- Add to a Local Discussion, so visitors to your town are privy to the local favorites!
- Check out interesting upcoming Events, to stay connected to the Couchsurfing community even if you can’t host
Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to search specifically for Hosts or Events in your area, if you choose. However, the default search bar has changed to search for a City Page under Explore. Type the name of the location you want to visit into the search bar, and you’ll be taken to that City Page.
Like the Friends in Common feature introduced a few weeks ago, City Pages are another step towards making the Couchsurfing community more personal. Stay tuned – there’s more on the way soon! We’re excited to explore the next steps to make it easy to see what’s happening in a new location like never before.
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