Last month, we launched Place Pins, which let you put your Pins on a map and get directions to places you love. Now, we’re looking to you for a little travel inspiration. As you head home for the holidays, we’d love to hear about what makes your hometown special by telling us more about your favorite places!
To participate, create a board and fill it with descriptive Pins of your favorite hometown places. If you’re into the great outdoors, we want to know about all the places to hike, such as hikes with the best views or dog-friendly trails. Or, maybe you know all the hidden spots to discover street art—you can create an art walk guide. No town is too big or small—from Boise to New York, we want to hear from you. Whatever you’re into, channel your inner explorer and create the most unique guide for your hometown!
Here are some boards from celebrities, bloggers and Pinners to get your creative juices flowing:Follow Molly Sims Home Is Where the Heart Is In Kentucky on Pinterest Follow Carson Kressley My Hometown - Allentown, PA on Pinterest Follow Matt Long Quirky Spots Locals Love in Washington, DC on Pinterest Follow Jodi Grundig Boston With Kids on Pinterest Follow Kurt von Schleicher Favorite Dining in Dallas Texas on Pinterest Follow Jessica Nichols Scene Around Portland on Pinterest Follow Amy Moore Fort Worth Texas Cowboys and Culture on Pinterest Follow Jessie Voights Good Things in Grand Rapids Michigan on Pinterest Follow Sandy Hall Get Your Kicks in San Bernardino County on Pinterest Follow Andy Hayes Only in Portland Oregon on Pinterest
We’re so excited to see boards from all across the world. Have fun and happy Pinning to everyone!
—Annie Katrina Lee, Retention Marketing Manager, Currently pinning to home sweet hawai’i nei
In the spirit of the season of Pinspiration, we’re unveiling our first ever Holiday Giving Guide! We asked some creative Pinners to share their favorite gift ideas to help you find the most imaginative gifts for every type of person on your list.
And to help you plan for the holidays, we have a gift for you: we’ll be rolling out three more secret boards, so you can play Secret Santa and keep more of your ideas under wraps!
Make that list, check it twice
On our Giving Guide, you’ll find 100+ boards with ideas for even those who are the hardest to shop for, like the Mancave dweller, wine lovers, roller derby girls, bearded flannel-wearing men, and the eco-conscious.
You’ll also find fun boards from notable names like:
—Fun gifts for white elephants by Queen Latifah
—Sporty gifts for athletes by Mariel Hemingway
—Gourmet gifts for foodies by Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods
—Gear gifts for motorcyclists by Karen Davidson of Harley-Davidson
—Chic gifts for her by Katie Armour of Matchbook Magazine
—Stylish gifts for him by Eugene Kan of Hypebeast
—Gizmo gifts for geeks by tech author and investor Guy Kawasaki
—Great gifts for homebodies by Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay
—Creative gifts for crafters by Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks
Wait, there’s more! We’re also introducing a new and improved Holiday Gifts feed, where you can browse products from top retailers and filter by Gifts for her, Gifts for him, and Gifts for kids, to discover the hottest gifts of the season.
We hope these help you become the best gift-giver around.
Happy season of Pinspiration!
—Katie Garlinghouse, Head of Community Marketing, Currently pinning to Ho Ho Ho!
About a year ago, we noticed Pinners creating more and more boards around the vacations they’re planning, special places near where they live and sites they want to see someday. In fact, every day people Pin about 1.5 million places, and now there are more than 750 million Pins of these destinations on Pinterest. We asked ourselves, how can we help people turn their travel inspiration into reality? Today, we’re taking a first step toward that goal with Place Pins.
Place Pins were designed to combine the beautiful imagery of a travel magazine with the utility of a map online so you can share it with friends. You can access them from anywhere on your Android device or iPhone, too, which means you can find new places on the go and even get directions!
Place Pins also include extra details like the address and phone number right on the Pin so you can easily pull up useful info on a weekend adventure or before a night out.
Make your own place board
Creating a board of Place Pins is easy. Just select Add a map when you create a new board or Edit an existing board’s settings to Add a map. After that, you can map all of your new and existing Pins on the board to help plan your next adventure.
Create boards with friends
Collaborate on a group board and plan ideas for weekend activities around town. Have a friend who’s going somewhere you’ve visited before? You can now send a board with your favorite restaurants and must-see sights.
So many places and boards to explore
We’ve asked some of the best names in travel to create inventive boards to inspire you. See our collection of place boards on this special feed, which will give you more ideas as you make your own. You’ll see boards like:
—East Coast Beach Crawl from the Travel Channel
—Gastronomic Travel from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
—Top 100 Hotels in the World from Conde Nast Traveler
—The World’s Best Festivals from Fest300
—Tour #UMich from the University of Michigan
—UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK from VisitBritain
—Vibrant Street Markets from AFAR
—A Chicago Pork & Whiskey Tour from Thrillist
—America’s Best Hot Chocolate from Fodor’s
—Loved by Parisians and Loved by Tokyoites from Airbnb
—Great American BBQ from Andrew Zimmern
—An Adventurous Romp Around South Africa from Dave & Deb of The Planet D
—Devouring the Globe from Sherry of Ottsworld Travel
—Angie Eats New York City! from Jeremy & Angie of Living the Dream
—Best Places to Visit Europe from Karen of Europe a la Carte
—Our Beautiful World from JD Andrews of EarthXplorer
—Australia from Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere
—The Quirky Traveller from Zoe Dawes of The Quirky Traveller
—Bucket List Happy Hour Spots Around the World from Matt of Land Lopers
Place Pins are our first effort to make Pinterest more useful for travel. It follows other ways we’re making your Pins more actionable in real life, including Product, Article, Movie and Recipe Pins. We hope you find Place Pins helpful, and we can’t wait to see your new place boards.
Happy (Place) Pinning!
—Justin Edmund, Product Designer, Currently pinning to Tokyo Adventure