I was supposed to visit LA back in March but ended up going to Toronto instead, but I haven't given up the idea of taking a trip out there! While researching places to go and things to do, if and when I do make that trip, I found something really cool!
A walking tour scavenger hunt in LA! I've never done anything like that before and it sounds amazing!
Stray Boots Tours has an interactive, text-message based walking tour of Los Angeles. Each tour runs about 2-3 hours to complete, so you can do the tour in a quick afternoon or do it slowly and stretch it out to entertain yourself for an entire day. It seems so cool, you can discover the best of Los Angeles with just your cell phone as your guide. You receive fun challenges by text message, visit LA's coolest spots to find the answers, and you learn about the city as you go. I love learning new things, and usually do a bit of research about destinations before I go. If I do a tour like this, I'd definitely hold off on that part of my trip planning in order to fully appreciate the tour!
A little from the Stray Boots website:
Discover the Hollywood of old and the glamour of today as you explore its most famous landmarks and forgotten gems. Stroll down the Walk of Fame as if it were the red carpet. Duck into a bar where scenes from Casablanca were shot, before visiting the theater where Citizen Kane premiered. Decipher the prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theater and pay homage to the ghosts of the storied Roosevelt Hotel. By the time you finally spot the Hollywood sign, your knowledge of Hollywood will be as legendary as the stars who made it famous.
Whether we want to cruise down the Venice Beach boardwalk, have a taste of the good life in Beverly Hills, or chase our dreams in Hollywood, we're guaranteed to have a fun urban adventure. From Grauman's Chinese Theater to Muscle Beach, Rodeo Drive to the Hollywood and Vine, The Game promises to show participants the real LA from the inside out!
The best part is there's no set schedule or reservations, so you start whenever you want and can stop along the way to dine in the popular LA restaurants, go shopping, or simply sit back and people-watch! Since I'll most likely be traveling with my teenager daughter (and her mood swings), this tour sounds perfect for us. It's hard to please everyone, but I think this would work for us because of it's flexibility!
Some of the walking tour highlights include:
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Grauman's Chinese Theater
- Capitol Records Building
- Celebrity Sightings
- Egyptian Theater
Stray Boots has other locations as well - with tours in LA, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC, it seems that they have a tour everywhere I want to go!
In May of 2011, Stray Boots won a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor! I love trying excursions that have already been tried and true - there's little risk for disappointment when Trip Advisor recommends them!
Tickets are inexpensive as well, so it's a great way to really see the sights on your own schedule and still leave a lot of room for purchases while you are out and about in town! Tickets for the Hollywood Tour, for example, are only $12 for adults and $6 for children!
While you can play anytime you like, Stray Boots does have recommended playing times for optimal fun: PERFECT: Daily, 11AM-5:30PM; PRETTY GOOD: Mon-Sat, 10:30AM-10PM; Sun, 10:30AM-7PM.
Check Stray Boots out on Twitter or Facebook as well for up-to-date tour information!
*While this was a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Sounds pretty cool! I'll have to research that for next time I'm in LA!
I like that idea quite a bit!
Pretty insightful. Thanks!
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