What can Alexa recommend? Here are some ideas!
Alexa, tell me about recommended ______________:
Beaches (OR SPECIFICALLY: Swimming beaches, walking beaches)
Cheap Eats (OR SPEciFICALLY: inexpensive restaurants)
Local Historical Places
Museums (OR SPECIFICALLY: film museums, art museums, photography museums, eclectic museums)
Parks (OR SPECIFICALLY: kid-friendly parks, parks for walking, parks for picnics)
Places to Discover (OR SPECIFICALLY: places I shouldn’t miss, must-see places)
Queer-friendly stuff (OR SPECIFICALLY: LGBT activities, LGBT local info)
Restaurants *see Restaurants-Note (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Southern, Pub, etc)
Shopping (OR SPECIFICALLY: clothing- or fashion- shopping, souvenirs)
Theme Parks (OR SPECIFICALLY: amusement parks, rides-parks)
Restaurants-Note: Sometimes a search-term may be so widely used that Alexa will answer from it’s own rich database of information. Restaurants, in general, for example. If that happens and you still want the recommendations of the Airbnb, VRBO or small-inn hosts, your prompting question will be:
...Alexa, tell me about Host-Recommended _____________
Alexa can help with accommodations-specific questions, too!
The most common examples are things like how to work the satellite-dish remote or tips on firing up the patio gas grill …
Here are some more things Alexa can help with!
Alexa, tell me about this-room’s ________________:
Contacting the owner - emergency
Contacting the owner - non emergency
Lyft pick-up address
Uber pick-up address
Spare light bulbs
Alexa also has some standard questions that might come in handy.
Just ask or say any of the following:
- Alexa, how do I make you louder or quieter?
- Alexa, how do I STOP what you’re saying
- Alexa, how do I turn you OFF
- Alexa, how does this thing work (or, Alexa, how do you work?)
- Alexa, read the Welcome Message
- Alexa, there’s an emergency (or, Alexa, I need help)