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Virtual Summer Vacay with Google Field Trip

Summer is all about fun, food, and fabulous vacations. Googlewants to contribute to your vacay fun this summer.

Virtually, that is...

Google’s Field Trip free app, when installed on your Android phone, garners a free admission at 23 U.S. museums and zoos until the end of July. Travel destinations include The Museum of Arts and Design, Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco (a personal favorite), Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, Exploratorium, San Francisco, the Bronx Zoo in New York City and much more!

Google Field TripWhen you visit a location, Field Trip supplies information from publications such as Zagat. There is a read-aloud option for a great modification or auditory learner option. If your museum experience is limited to The Museum Gift Shop,  a map view within the app also helps you find fun places nearby, with category searching.

Google originally launched Field Trip last September. The app runs in the background on your phone, and when it intuits that you’re around something noteworthy, it makes suggestions for places to visit.

To take advantage of the free ticket, download Google Field Trip from the App Store [App Store link] or Google Play [Google Play link], and head out on the town. When you’re near one of the attractions included in the offer, a free pass will automatically appear within the Nearby tab, granting you free admission from ticket-takers.

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Source: Emily Price @ http://mashable.com/2013/07/05/google-field-trip-july-free/
SEE ALSO: Top 25 Free iPhone Apps of All Time

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