Since its launch a few years ago, Foursquare has accumulated millions of users eager to collect the location-based service’s rewards. Plus, the recently added Explore feature makes recommendations specifically for you.
Use the Explore tab to find what you want. You can enter such search terms as “barbecue,” “sports bar” or “park” to get recommendations in your area. It takes into account where you’ve already been, lists you follow, time of day and other check-ins before it makes a recommendation.
Push notifications are useful for figuring out where your friends have just checked in, but if you want to save juice on your phone, you can turn notifications off. Go to the Me tab, press Settings > Notification Settings. Adjust which notifications you want in what medium, and Mute the rest.