Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Get Their Own App
Ready to take your next West Coast road trip to the next level? Check out this $0.99 iPhone/iPad app by GuideGecko, which organizes over 200 hotels—by state—along the 1,250 mile journey from San Diego to Seattle. And for all you jet-setting winos, there is even a special category built for California Wine Country.
While travel guidebooks can certainly be helpful in providing local info, listings, and some photos, no 500-page Lonely Planet can ever become as fully integrated (or as lightweight) as an app like this. Want to call and check availability? You're already on your phone. Want to book online? Tap away. Got lost along the way? All of the maps can be accessed offline.
To entice users to download the app (which was released last month), GuideGecko is giving away one free night at Vagabond House Inn, located in Carmel, CA—this also happens to be the number one hotel pick of Mike Gerrard and Donna Dailey, who wrote the reviews featured in the app. All users have to do is download the app, and answer three trivia questions. Hint: all the answers are contained in the app itself.
If winners claim their prize between January and March 2012, the stay will get bumped up to two nights. Not bad!
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