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Going Somewhere? Dont Know What to Do?

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Google will solve your problems

 

 

Not one to be outdone by Microsoft's Bing travel site or the myriad other net travel guides, Google today rolls out City Tours for planning and navigating itineraries.

 

Currently a Google Labs project, City Tours helps "identify points of interest and plan multi-day trips to most major-cities." To build your tour, just enter the destination city, and City Tours automatically maps out a three-day plan with around 10 activity suggestions per day. The site also suggests how long to spend at each place and clocks the walking distance between destinations. You can then manually add and remove sights, and change the date and length of your visit (up to a maximum of five days).

 

Given its Labs status, City Tours is still very much a work-in-progress. For example, though the site is decent at finding locations for large cities like London, it has a more difficult time doing the same for smaller cities. Also, estimated walking times aren't always accurate, which doesn't help if, say, you're trying to figure out whether to keep walking, pace yourself by grabbing a cab, or might actually need a rental car.

 

Check out the below link to test out City Tours for yourself, then let us know what else you'd like to see it (or any travel site) help you with.

 

http://citytours.googlelabs.com/?reset=true

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Pretty awesome, I am using it right now for my trip to Dresden and Prague next week.

Also this might cut down on the "HEY DUDES I AM GOING _______, WHAT TO DO?" threads, but I doubt it

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didnt work for my city..

 

even though its home to the ranger, cowboys and sixflags

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I saw one of those Bing advertisements on TV the other day.

 

And I thought about how you notice there has never been one Google advertisement. No TV, billboard, or even an internet advertisement.

 

I think their policy is to increase popularity by word-of-mouth and reputation.

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Guest 50million

im going to el bulli in spain next year.

 

 

google totally helped me with that.

 

 

 

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Pretty awesome, I am using it right now for my trip to Dresden and Prague next week.

Also this might cut down on the "HEY DUDES I AM GOING _______, WHAT TO DO?" threads, but I doubt it

Doubtful, since its still nice to get locals opinions and find out about less touristy/less well known shit. But it looks like it could be quite handy for getting some basic ideas of what you can do in an unknown city, whats close together, etc.

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I typically don't like touristy vacations. I like shit thats off the beaten path, like bum paths under overpasses, dive bars with chipped glasses, tracksides littered with trash. Say word, know what im tombout?

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