Our travel site is unmatched because we provide a visually-rich, interactive experience that shows users exactly what the destination looks like and what the town has to offer
Sacramento, California (PRWEB) July 5, 2009
Summer has arrived and travel is on everyone's wish list. But with today's economy, many travelers are scaling back on their long-distance travel plans. As an alternative, many of California's top tourist towns offer culture, history, entertainment and outdoor activities that will please domestic travelers while providing foreign tourists with a unique vacation experience. InTownLive is the best place to plan those trips with true-to-life photo tours, a list of attractions, events, restaurants, hotels and more.
"Our travel site is unmatched because we provide a visually-rich, interactive experience that shows users exactly what the destination looks like and what the town has to offer", says Kirk Lyford of InTownLive. "Our key feature is a photo tour of Main Street that lets users look inside all the stores. Because of these features, InTownLive is perfectly suited for an online Treasure Hunt or Scavenger Hunt. As an example, contestants in the first event must find a famous celebrity looking out of a store window. When we proposed the idea to city officials and local merchants, they decided to help sponsor the events. So, this will be an ongoing contest with a different grand prize winner every six to eight weeks. It should be great fun for everyone!"
Participation in the Treasure Hunt is easy and free, with no purchase necessary. To enter the contest, visit InTownLive.com and sign-up online. Contestants will be given ten questions, and all the answers can be found by exploring InTownLive. Additional clues and contest news will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
The first Treasure Hunt will get underway in July, with a grand prize vacation getaway to the historic, gold-rush town of Nevada City, California. The prize package includes two-nights accommodation at the elegant Bella Rosa B&B Inn, dinner for two at award-winning Cirino's Restaurant and Las Katarinas, a Thai massage for two at Jindana, wine from Nevada City Winery, and $250 spending money. Future contests will offer a vacation prize to Solvang, Half Moon Bay, Calistoga and Mendocino, to name just a few.
InTownLive is the Internet's most comprehensive resource on California's tourist towns. The site currently has a portfolio of almost 30 towns, featuring an extensive photo-tour of each town, plus a list of hotels, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, and attractions. The Treasure Hunt contest is intended as a way of introducing people to InTownLive and all of its unique travel services.