Venue Categories

https://api.foursquare.com/v2/venues/categories
Returns a hierarchical list of categories applied to venues.

When designing client applications, please download this list only once per session, but also avoid caching this data for longer than a week to avoid stale information.

We have a reference category hierarchy available to make it easy for you to find categoryIds. This is as up-to-date as the responses from the API.
HTTP MethodGET
Requires Acting UserNo (learn more)
Parameters
All parameters are optional, unless otherwise indicated.
Response fields
categoriesAn array of categories containing sub- and sub-sub- categories. Each top-level category contains a id, name, pluralName, icon, and categories (an array of child categories).

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