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How to navigate Yelp.com while traveling

       No, Yelp isn't a travel app per se.  But while you may think of it as something you use at home to pick a restaurant for a date night, you're going to be the hero of the vacation when you find the perfect bistro while traveling.  When traveling, part of learning about your destination's culture is eating at local restaurants to experience the local cuisine.

       Search with Yelp's insanely detailed filters to find food and just about every service imaginable while you are traveling.  They're all vetted with reviews from fellow users, and the photos of food can save you from a disappointing portion at a "$$$" eatery.

      Yelp is a website and app that helps you discover and connect with great local businesses, from restaurants and bars to beauty salons and dentists.  You can also read and write reviews, upload photos, and more.  In this article, we will show you how to navigate yelp.com and make the most of its features. 

 

1.  How to Create an Account 

      To use yelp.com, you need to create an account first. You can sign up with your email address, Google account, or Apple ID. To create an account, follow these steps: 

  • Go to https://www.yelp.com/signup 

  • Choose one of the options to sign up: email, Google, or Apple 

  • Fill in the required information, such as your name, email address, password, location, and birthday 

  • Agree to the terms of service and privacy policy 

  • Click on “Sign Up” 

You will receive a confirmation email from Yelp. Click on the link in the email to verify your account. 

2.  How to Search for Businesses 

     You can search for businesses by name, category, location, or keyword on yelp.com. You can also filter your search results by various criteria, such as rating, price range, distance, features, and hours. To search for businesses, follow these steps: 

  • Enter your search term in the search box at the top of the page 

  • Enter the location where you are traveling in the location box next to the search box 

  • Click on the magnifying glass icon or press Enter 

  • You will see a list of businesses that match your search term and location where you are traveling 

  • You can click on any business to see more details, such as photos, reviews, contact information, and directions 

  • You can also use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow down your search results 

3.  How to Write a Review 

       You can write a review for any business that you have visited or used on yelp.com. Your review can help other users make informed decisions and provide feedback to the business owners. To write a review, follow these steps: 

  • Go to https://www.yelp.com and click Write a Review 

  • Enter the name of the business that you want to review in the search box 

  • Select the business from the drop-down menu 

  • You will see a page where you can rate the business from one to five stars and write a text review 

  • You can also add photos or videos to your review by clicking on the camera icon or the video icon 

  • You can also check in to the business by clicking on the check-in icon 

  • When you are done writing your review, click on “Post Review” 

       Your review will be published on yelp.com and visible to other users. You can edit or delete your review at any time by going to https://www.yelp.com/profile_reviews. 

I hope this article helps you navigate yelp.com better to assist in making restaurant choices during your travels.

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