Nokia is headquartered here, but the entire technology business is growing rapidly, with well-educated college graduates and VCs eager to back them.
How to get around: Get unlimited travel on trams, buses, ferries, and trains with the Tourist card ($8 to $25), which can be purchased at any station.
Where to find free Wi-Fi: An open network covers lovely Esplanadi park, in the center of town.
Where to get a trim: Don't be fooled by the name -- the Barber Shop (19 Fredrikinkatu; 358-9-671-197) does women's hair too. A cut and blow-dry is about $27.
Best place to get down to business: Try Kosmos (3 Kalevankatu; 358-9-647-255), with its high ceilings, Scandinavian decor, and local delicacies like reindeer fillet. Lunch runs $25 to $45.
Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Chez Dominique (4 Rikhardinkatu; 358-9-612-7393) is a Michelin two-star restaurant with French and Nordic food. A three-course prix-fixe lunch costs $53.
What you might not know: Service is always included and tipping can be taken as an insult, as if the recipient helped with the expectation of payment.