People believe lists.
Foursquare recognizes that and has now created ‘Best of’ lists for cities which will help Foursquare users see where people go and inspire businesses to push their Foursquare presence more.
The Foursquare blog tells us
These best of lists are based on the ratings we give to millions of places on Foursquare. We use signals like tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, local expertise, and nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million people worldwide to determine how much people love a place. The Best of Foursquare pulls together lists of the places people love most in cities across the U.S., from cafés and pizzerias to museums and bookstores.