The main goal of SideTour is simple: to help you discover experiences you can't find anywhere else. "Want to talk about your life path with a monk or earn some street cred by learning how to graffiti? We've got you covered," reads its website.
Although the business currently only offers excursions in New York City, it plans to expand soon and already lists pages for cities as diverse as Detroit, Mumbai, and Sydney.
Unlike other sites, SideTour doesn't let just anyone post activities. A team carefully reviews all host applications and only chooses to feature those that it thinks will offer legitimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. Listings get updated weekly and are posted by locals who are artists, chefs, students, rock climbers, and the like.
Try a tour and party with a Brooklyn band on the night of a show ($50).