New API Version Available
If you added Foursquare after 11/18/21, you automatically have access to the new version (v3) of the API. Please refer to our Places API documentation to ensure you're viewing the correct information to successfully implement Foursquare technology!
For those who are already using the current (v2) version of the API, you may continue to do so or elect to upgrade now. Please contact Foursquare Developer Support for more information.
Foursquare’s search/recommendations endpoint allows you to get recommendations in an area. It is a successor to our venues/explore endpoint and offers developers much more structured control over the recommendations that the API will return.
Many of this endpoint's parameters are optional and are used for fine-grained control over what results are returned. Instead of simply recreating the Foursquare experience and exposing all these choices directly to your users, we recommend striking a balance between having predefined queries in your app and offering your user only a few filtering mechanics, plus an optional query.