So if I understand correctly, you have a website which lists places to be activities to do. Is it crowd-sourced? Is there any benefit of inviting users to contribute? Or your model considers users only as consumers? This is important because that is how you'd decide what elements should be on the front page.
Let us have a look at two websites.
1. Zomato (A restaurant recommendation site)
This is specifically food focused web site. They have a header (not in screenshot) which has site branding and log in controls at the places you'd expect them to be.
Then their main page is divided in two sections. The first one caters to visitors who know what they want to do. After selecting location, you can directly put any cuisine/dish/beverage there to search. It takes you to the search results.
Recently, they have expanded in other locations, and they have chosen to highlight this recent development on the front page. This instills confidence in the visitor that it is growing and it might be trustworthy.
For a more exploratory audience the site offers collections, this is what you are already doing. I'd recommend to keep that up.
Below the fold, they list all the cuisines and at the end they have a light footer giving everything that is not specifically related to finding next food hub, like hiring notification, about page etc.
Foursquare is a little advanced compared to Zomato. I personally find it somewhat cluttered. It is trying to do many things from their homepage.
Besides branding and logging in, it adds the search at the top row. What follows is a promotional content. It is welcoming user and inviting them to join the site. It is then showing trending places in a somewhat carousel type of thing.
Similar to Zomato, even these guys follow collection and activities after these elements. Foursquare is fairy established, so they have moved location related information in their footer.
Furthermore, both these sites Do Not employ false bottom. They want users to scroll towards more relevant data.
I find zomato very streamlined whereas foursquare is feature packed. You need to find a sweet spot somewhere in the middle. For activities, trending, collections, and search offer a comprehensive suite. You need to think about audience engagement. The answers to crowd-sourcing related question would also help you include something more on your website.
If these activities involve anything related to finance, or it involves people investigating time/effort trusting data on your site, then I would also recommend contact us, or call center numbers for people to contact you easily.