NYC: Stray Boots Interactive Walking Tours launches 5th Avenue holiday hunt

NYC: Stray Boots Interactive Walking Tours launches 5th Avenue holiday hunt

strayStray Boots Urban Games Launches unique “Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt” Highlighting Seasonal Splendor

Starting December 1, 2011, locals and visitors can navigate New York City’s legendary holiday window displays and sites via their cell phone

New York, NY – November 29, 2011: For New Yorkers and tri-state residents, the holidays aren’t complete without a visit to Manhattan to see the spectacular window displays, exquisite decorations and holiday finery that make the city so magical at this time of year. Beginning December 1, Stray Boots’ new Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt adds a fun and interactive way to explore the sights around Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center with a scavenger hunt-style walking tour with your cell phone leading the way.

Stray Boots’ urban games have been compared to a “little Amazing Race,” and the Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt is a unique cell phone guided experience that turns the famous thoroughfare into a real-world “game board.” From wonderful windows to dazzling decorations, the Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt takes players to the grandest holiday displays NYC has to offer. Players will journey to the center of the toy earth at FAO Schwarz and the Lego Store. They’ll “kick” the holiday cheer into gear at Radio City Music Hall, then help “decorate” NYC’s most famous Christmas tree. They’ll see the sparkly side of the season at Cartier and Tiffany’s, and learn the science of window displays at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks 5th Avenue. And they don’t have to worry about becoming red-nosed in the cold thanks to the numerous indoor stops along the way.

The Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt is easy to play and works by text message or smartphone web browser, so customers can use virtually any US mobile phone. Players are guided with text messages that include riddles, puzzles, photo opps and trivia questions as they are treated to a tour of the top holiday sights. Each challenge earns players points and reveals fun facts about the area. The hunt is self-paced and flexible, so participants can start whenever is convenient and stop for snacks, drinks, or do a bit of shopping along the way. The hunt takes between 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours to complete. And at a budget-friendly price of just $12 per ticket, it’s a new kind of holiday fun for less than the cost of a movie.

Ideal for families, couples and visitors looking to catch the highlights of the season, the Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt adds a new level of holiday fun to traditional excursions to see the legendary New York City lights and window displays.

Highlights include:

  • Amazing window displays at some of New York’s top stores
  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • The holiday splendor of the Plaza Hotel
  • The center of the toy earth, FAO Schwarz
  • Many other fun and interesting holiday surprises.

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The Fifth Avenue Holiday Hunt will be available from December 1 to December 31, 2011. It is being offered at the special introductory price of $12 per ticket.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.strayboots.com.

About Stray Boots:

Called a “Game Changer” by Fastcompany.com, Stray Bootswas created to deliver the cure for the common tour. Stray Boots’ interactive, cell phone-based urban games combine the fun of a scavenger hunt with the sights of a top-notch walking tour to challenge players as they see the city, learn interesting facts and have some fun along the way. Tourists and locals are giving Stray Boots’ hunts rave reviews in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC and London, England.  Many more cities are coming soon. Stray Boots is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor™ Certificate of Excellence. Stray Boots also offers private hunts for corporate team building and special events like birthday and bachelorette parties.

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