Foursquare is one of the biggest geo-location social networking sites in the world. What draws people to Foursquare instead of rivals like Facebook Places and Gowalla, are their cleverly designed badges. It seems like there are badges for almost every kind of activity but there are some glaring omissions. This article will propose 60 new badges that Foursquare should implement and how to obtain them.
1. Grocery Store – Fairly standard check into a grocery store five times and unlock the Grocery Store badge.
2. Disney – This badge will probably never see the light of day as Gowalla has an exclusive relationship with Disney properties. But this badge would unlock by checking into a Disney theme park.
3. Hospital – Check into a venue marked hospital three times.
4. Chinese Food – To unlock this badge check into a venue tagged Chinese restaurant five times.
5 . Home Sweet Home – Check into venue tagged as house twenty times.
6. Concert – To unlock this badge check into five different concerts.
7. Beach Dweller – Check into a venue tagged as beach ten times in sixty days.
8. Pet Store – To unlock this badge check into a pet store five times.
9. Clothes Whore – Clothes Whore unlocks when you check into twenty different clothing stores.
10. Stadium Rocker – Check into three venues tagged as stadium to unlock this badge.
11. Sushi Addict – Check into five different sushi restaurants and you will unlock the sushi badge.
1 2. X-Games – To unlock this badge check-in to the summer or winter X-Games.
13. Big Box Store – Check into any of the big box stores five times.
14 . Circus – Check into any circus one time to unlock this badge.
15 . Super Duper Mayor – Become the mayor of fifty venues to unlock the Super Duper Mayor badge.
16. Smithsonian – To unlock this badge check into the two Smithsonian museums in Washington DC.
17. Viva Las Vegas – Check-in ten times anywhere in the Las Vegas city limits.
18. Hotel Hopper – Check into ten different hotels to unlock this badge.
19. Island Hopper – Check into a Caribbean island to unlock this badge.
2 0. The Breadbasket – Check into five venues in breadbasket states.
2 1. Tourist Trap – Check into five tourist heavy venues in your city.
22 . Post Office – To unlock this venue check-in to venues tagged as post office three times.
23 . Fast Food Addict – Check into ten venues tagged as fast food restaurants in thirty days.
2 4. I Survived – Check into any venue such as snowpocalypse that are created for treacherous weather.
2 5. Central Park – Check into Central Park five times to unlock this badge.
26. I Heart Music – The I Heart Music badge unlocks with five check-ins to music stores.
2 7. Gamer – This badge unlocks by checking into five video game stores.
2 8. Toy Stores – To unlock this badge check-in to five toy stores.
29. NYC Subway – Check into the New York City Subway ten times in thirty days.
30. Florist – This badge unlocks by checking into two venues tagged florist
31 . Two Scoops – Check into two different ice cream parlors.
32. Barber Shop – To unlock this badge check into venue tagged as barber shop five times.
33 . Spa Badge – The spa badge unlocks by checking into three venues tagged as spa.
34. TV Show – Check into any television show with an audience to unlock this badge.
3 5. Church – To unlock this badge check into three venues tagged church.
3 6. Tanning Bed – This badge unlocks by checking into three tanning salons.
37. Middle of Nowhere – Check into any small town throughout America.
38. French Quarter – To unlock this badge check into five venues in New Orleans.
39. Out of the Country – Check into a different country than you are from.
4 0. Holiday Shopping – To unlock this badge check-in to ten different stores during holiday season.
4 1. I Survived Black Friday – Check into three stores on Black Friday.
42. Hibernation – To unlock this badge do not check-in for seven days and on your next check-in it will unlock.
4 3. Hollywood – Check into the Hollywood sign or on Hollywood Boulevard.
4 4. Military Brat – This badge unlocks by checking into a military base or facility.
45. The City That Never Sleeps – Check in anywhere in New York City after four AM.
46. Make It Rain – Visit three strip clubs within a month.
47. Acquaintance – This badge unlocks by checking in with the same person five times.
48. Best of Friends – This badge unlocks by checking in with the same person ten or more times.
49. Casino Junkie – This badge unlocks by checking into five different casinos.
50. Globe Traveler – Check-in on three different continents to unlock this badge.
51. Best Things In Life Are Free – Check into one National Park and this badge will unlock.
5 2. MT Rushmore – Check in from Mount Rushmore and you will unlock this badge.
5 3. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave – Check in from the White House to obtain this badge.
54. Philly Cheesesteak – Visit three cheesesteak restaurants in Philadelphia.
55. Theatre Geek – Check into two regional theatre performances to unlock this badge.
56. Broadway Bound – Check into two Broadway plays to unlock this badge.
5 7. Celeb Spotter – Check into five different venues frequented by celebrities.
5 8. Girl’s Best Friend – To unlock this badge check-in to three different jewelry stores.
59. Skatepark – This badge unlocks by checking into venues tagged skatepark two times.
60. The Amish – Check into the Amish Country to unlock this badge.