New Orleans: The Game” offers new self-guided tours of the French Quarter and Garden District
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
A new way to explore the Big Easy is coming to town today with the launch of Stray Boots’ unique http://www.strayboots.com/new-orleans series of tours. A refreshing alternative to traditional tours that rush you through the highlights with dull commentary, New Orleans: The Game uses mobile technology to immerse players in enjoyable and informative self-guided, interactive tours. The tours combine the fun of a scavenger hunt with the sights, history and insider knowledge of a top-notch tour.
New Orleans: The Game is easy to play and works by text message, so customers can play using virtually any US mobile phone. Players are guided with text messages that include riddles, puzzles, photo opportunities and trivia questions as they tour the points of interest along the route. Each response earns the urban explorer points, making it possible to compete between groups of friends, family members, or pre-assigned teams. And since New Orleans: The Game is a completely self-guided experience, players can start whenever they want and set their own pace as they go. Each tour takes about two to three hours to complete. Watch the video demonstration at http://youtu.be/SK_2YZPwxCk.
New Orleans: The Game offers two meticulously researched tours designed to delight locals and tourists alike with intriguing facts and amusing activities. For locals looking for something different to do, it makes a great date, family outing, or just a day out on the town with friends. New Orleans: The Game tours cover the major sights and attractions, but also include cool "insider" and off-the-beaten-path gems:
- The French Quarter tour takes players on a unique tour of the freewheeling French Quarter with stops along boisterous Bourbon Street, visits to haunted hotels, St. Louis Cathedral and the legendary Café Du Monde.
- The Garden District tour treats players to antebellum splendor with a decidedly N’awlins twist. See historic houses, celebrity mansions, Commander’s Palace and Lafayette Cemetery #1 with a Confederate landmark or two thrown in along with riddles, trivia questions and photo ops.
New Orleans: The Game is being offered at a special introductory price of US$12 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.strayboots.com/new-orleans.
Stray Boots is also offering a special free ticket promotion to the first 100 people who sign up to take the tour within the first month. Free tickets can be acquired for a limited time by visiting http://neworleansthegame.eventbrite.com/.
Stray Boots also offers “New Orleans: The Game” for corporate events, school field trips and http://www.strayboots.com/large-groups including birthday and bachelorette parties. For more information visit: http://www.strayboots.com/large-groups/
What they’re are saying about Stray Boots
“The most original fun I've ever had as a tourist” – Customer Review, Birmingham, AL
“If you like "The Amazing Race" you'll love this!!!” – Customer Review – Fogelsville, PA
“Best Part of Our Trip - So fun, funny, and easy” – Customer Review, New Orleans, CA
“This will take you places you didn’t know existed,” – Customer Review, Pittsburgh, PA
“Really fabulous way to entertain teens and their parents!” – Customer Review, Detroit, MI
“A great way for you to explore our nation’s capital and all you need is a cell phone.” – Fox5 DC
“Stray Boots' scavenger hunts/city tours are an answer for tourists who want to sighstee without upping the nerd factor.” – The Washington Post
“Great for families, these hunts are not timed, and each correctly answered clue is rewarded with a city fact.” – NY Newsday
“The Game turns city exploration into an actually exciting neighborhood scavenger hunt played via text message” - Thrillist
About Stray Boots
Called a “Game Changer” by Fastcompany.com, Stray Boots was created to deliver the cure for the common tour. Stray Boots’ interactive, cell phone-based walking tours challenge users as they see the city, learn interesting facts and have some fun along the way. Tourists and locals are giving Stray Boot’s tours rave reviews in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,New York, Philadelphia,[Portland (Oregon), New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC. Many more cities are coming soon. Stray Boots is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor™ Certificate of Excellence. Stray Boots also offers private tours for corporate team-building and special events like birthday and bachelorette parties. For more information, visit http://www.strayboots.com.