An app for the world's hidden gems

Pao (say “pow”) shows you the coolest spots in whatever city you’re in.

Share your favorites

Post your favorite spots from around the world. Pao will organize them into your own beautiful profile.

Find new favorites

Search through hidden gems only, no tourist traps or negative reviews. Only the best.

Use a simple interface

No information overload. Sleek design and minimalism is what Pao is all about.

Join a community

Pao users are doers who just want to find and share the coolest spots as they experience the world.

Get a feel for some Pao Spots

Check out our Pao Blog to get a feel for the hidden gems you’ll find on the app. From the best taco joints to secret European villages, Pao highlights the coolest finds around the world.

Holiday Gift Guide to Shopping Small in the Bay Area

Welcome to the Bay Area Gift Guide for shopping small! We’ve hand picked 10 of our fave local shops around the Bay and shared gift ideas for each spot! It’s super important to help support small businesses this year since so many of them are facing closures due to the new difficulties of operating in a pandemic. Show your support by shopping small this December in the Bay!

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