Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pittsburgh: Steeltown Strip Snack Attack‏

I was recently contacted by the Stray Boots Pittsburgh team about a fun & unique scavenger hunt / tour through our historic Strip District. With such local flavor and authentic cuisine, what better way to discover Pittsburgh’s Strip District than with a fun scavenger hunt adventure? 
This would be a fun family outing or an adventurous date for mom & dad! :) Have out of town friends & family coming through? Definitely a perfect tour to learn more about Pittsburgh!

Local native to Pittsburgh, Paul Cross, has always thought, “Pittsburgh is essentially overlooked when it comes to the many things it offers”, and found Stray Boots to be a great platform to showcase what he loves about the vibrant, engaging spirit of the Strip District. Introducing, Steeltown Strip Snack Attack, which uses the Stray Boots app to guide urban explorers around the tastiest locales in this captivating Pittsburgh neighborhood. 

I recently had a chance to chat with Paul Cross who told me there are 17 stops in a 3 block area in the Strip. During this self-guided food tour you will check out Mexican, Polish, seafood, a deli, candy store, Penn Mac + more! He says, "It's a great way to learn more about the area and see what Pittsburgh has to offer."

Part scavenger hunt / part tour, the Stray Boots app takes players around the Strip District to solve a series of challenges and trivia questions while earning points, taking fun photos, and learning about the culinary history and culture Pittsburgh has to offer. From biscotti and pierogies to popcorn and monster sandwiches, there's something here to satisfy even the pickiest palettes. Along the way, get a glimpse of the culture of this historic district and learn how it became a must-see spot for serious foodies. 

With the Stray Boots app as a “virtual” guide, Pittsburgh locals and tourists alike don’t need to make a reservation; they simply purchase Steeltown Strip Snack Attack for $10 per person via the Stray Boots website and download the free Stray Boots app for Android or iPhone with your activation instructions. The tour is walkable and suitable for all ages and interests, and explorers are able to go on the tour at their own pace, enabling as many breaks as they like. 

  •  Visit the Stray Boots website, Steeltown Strip Snack Attack
  • Add to cart, checkout and choose your group size
  • Use code PGHMOMTOURAGE to receive 50% discount
(code expires October 31, 2014.)
FYI: They charge per person for the experience, just like other walking tours and scavenger hunts. (Children under 13 play free, but those under 8 may have trouble keeping up.)

Through their iPhone and Android app, Stray Boots offers over 80 self-guided tours, in over 25 cities in 3 different countries (US, UK and Israel). The tours play out like a scavenger hunt; customers liken it to doing your own private Amazing Race. Until recently, all tours were created by the Stray Boots team, but they have now launched a tool for local experts to create their own tours, privately or publicly. One of their first locally generated tours is in Pittsburgh, where local Paul Cross will receive 50% of the revenue from any of his tours sold. 

They have also recently launched a tool to create and share unique maps with recommendations on them. This one has been created of Pittsburgh, view it here.

This post sponsored by Stray Boots. All opinions remain my own.

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