Maybe it is just me but when I travel or explore anywhere new I hate to be obvious about it. As far as I am concerned there is nothing worse than looking like a tourist. A recent guided tour in Nuremberg made me open up my mind a bit to the concept. But it’s still not at the top of my list despite how much great information you can get on a walking tour of a new city or even exploring your own backyard. So when GPSmyCity reached out to me about their app I was really interested.
GPSmyCity is a convenient and inexpensive app (each city costs less than $5) for your mobile device that offers self-guided walking tours on a variety of topics for nearly 500 different international cities. Using the GPS on your device, you can easily follow along the planned path and get from one important sight to another without getting lost. Available on both Apple and Android devices, the walking tours work offline so you do not have to worry about your data plan. You can even use the app to create your own walking tour. Not to mention that, because it is on your phone, it is discrete. No one need know you are a T-O-U-R-I-S-T. And because it is self-guided, you can spend as much or as little time at each spot as you wish.
I took the app out for a spin in Philadelphia where they offer sixteen different walking tour options. They offer tours that you might expect: museums, architectural sights, important landmarks, historic Philadelphia. But the Philadelphia self-guided walking tour options also include nightclubs of note, several different tours for antiques shopping, and even one targeted to families with children. The tour of antique shops offered many spots I am not familiar.
While normally I spend a lot of time and effort doing research when I know I am visiting a new city, GPSmyCity did all the heavy lifting. I could definitely see checking out their suggestions for must sees the next time I travel abroad.
The folks at GPSmyCity have kindly offered to share their app with twenty readers!
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Thank you to GPSmyCity for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own. The contest is open worldwide. All comments must be posted before Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in order to be considered for the contest.