For nearly 10 years now, Yelp has been connecting people with great local businesses. Our community of Yelpers has grown by leaps and bounds over that time — now stretching across 24 countries! — but their adventurous spirit of discovery has always remained the same. These passionate locals and their eagerness to share their experiences and local wisdom on our site are the reason Yelp has become the ultimate trusted local guidebook for finding any type of small business, whether in your backyard or halfway around the world.
To celebrate this vibrant community, we’ve created visualizations of a few scenarios where Yelp is the ultimate resource to help you find just the place: when searching out hidden gems in your own backyard, when looking to fill an unusual or infrequent need, and when the travel bug bites and you find yourself exploring a new city.
To bring these “thank goodness I have Yelp!” moments to life, we enlisted the help of a real San Francisco Elite Yelper, Eliza D. Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we have to agree!
Whether you’ve lived in the same spot all your life or are new to town (like Eliza, who moved to SF from London earlier this year), chances are there are doors you have yet to open, streets you have yet to take, and new places popping up faster than you can bookmark them on Yelp.
Be it a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, when you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, it can be hard to find good advice. Yelp’s got your back, with reviews from real locals like you for hundreds of categories of local businesses, including dog groomers, plumbers, financial advisors and realtors.
As J.R.R. Tolkien put it, “Not all those who wander are lost.” True, but a trusty guide can help add once-in-a-lifetime memories to those life adventures, steering you clear of tourist traps and straight into spots you’ll tell stories about for years.
As Yelp continues to expand and connect people to great local businesses in cities and countries around the world, our community of locals and commitment to trustworthy content will remain the lifeblood of Yelp and what makes us such a valuable resource. Stay tuned — you might see these visuals more in the future, maybe even featuring the faces of more Yelpers around the world.
Now get back out there, keep exploring, and we’ll SYOY (see you on Yelp)!