By Stray Boots
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Want to see the city’s coolest spots in a way that’s fun, easy, and interactive? Play your way through the streets with a Stray Boots adventure. A cross between a walking tour and a scavenger hunt, Stray Boots makes exploring the city exciting, whether you're a first time visitor or a life-long local. When you're not hitting the streets, learn crazy facts about cities all over the world with Stray Boots Infactuation!
WHAT YOU'LL GET
-Hundreds of unique facts you can enjoy anywhere. Get infactuated!
-All content is free and easily shareable with your friends.
Out & About:
-60+ unique tours in over a dozen major US cities.
-Solve fun challenges at 15-25 great locations per tour.
-Interesting facts about each amazing location you visit.
Tours are self-guided so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule, and are appropriate for all ages unless otherwise indicated. The app is free and tours are available for purchase.
What's New in Version 3.3.2
Check out the new way cool color scheme! You can get right to your tours from the "Out & About" screen. We've added a download button so you can load a tour and all the pictures before you start when you've got a good network connection. You can download a single tour or all your tours!
Don’t do the Pioneer Square tour
The app kept kicking us out every time I left my phone idle for more than 10 minutes so we’d have to wait for the splash screen to load, then click through 3 choice option screens to get to back to where we left off. Ridiculous. The tour was disorganized: moving up and down the same streets multiple times instead of in a linear or circular pattern. You can’t choose what order you do things in, and you can’t go backwards if you skip a challenge. There were multiple small mistakes, and 1 big navigational error in the 12 challenges we tried (out of 20). Also, walking up and down Pioneer Square is not fun when there’s so many vagrants in this area of town that are aggressive about asking you for money. The last straw was when I left feedback on their website form, the last page of the survey said, "Thanks for your feedback and we're thrilled you had a good time! If you wouldn't mind helping us spread the word, we'd really appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to review your experience.” I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or scream, thus I took the extra time to write this scathing review.
These are fun. My first two tours were in NOLA, which were fantastic!!!! It was funny to hit the same sites with the tourist groups and get similar information for a fraction of the cost. There were also great pieces of info about buildings one might walk by and never give a second glance at. Took another tour of Boston, which I didn't care for as much. It basically covered pretty much everything on the Freedom Trail with a few suggestions on the side for places to eat that were could be found in any guide book as a top choice. That said, when I visit a city, I generally look to see if Stray Boots has a tour.
I've done tours in two cities (Chicago and Seattle), and both were great! It's a super fun and easy way to explore both new and familiar cities. My friends and I really liked how the Chicago tour introduced us to places we'd never heard of or never would have thought to visit, even though we'd spent a lot of time there before. And getting to learn the history of the sites and city without pulling out a guidebook or walking around with a tour guide is a huge plus. Definitely looking forward to going on more tours soon!!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jun 17, 2014
- Version: 3.3.2
- Size: 6.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Stray Boots Inc
- © Stray Boots Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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