Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. It runs in the background on your phone and when you get close to something interesting, a card pops up with locational details. No click required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it will read the info to you.
With some of the built-in partners, such as BLUEPRINT Chicago for Architecture, Zagat’s for food and drink, Yesterland and Arcadia Publishing for historical places and events, and Google Offers for deals you’ll find plenty to see, do and buy.
RE-DISCOVERING WICKER PARK, CHICAGO
We headed out with a DROID RAZR M to check out eclectic and artsy Wicker Park. Like all places in this city, there’s history all around. This app peels back the layers of time to reveal the realities of the past. Today’s Hoyne Street was once called Beer Baron Row and was one of the first streets in Chicago to be paved after the great Chicago fire in 1871. And those ornate stone mansions still standing on Hoyne are the result of those wealthy beer merchants profits. We also got to peer into the future as we stumbled upon the Bloomingdale trail, an upcoming elevated 2.7 mile linear park that will be situated on a defunct rail line.
This app is all about the art of the wander. Streets you’ve walked down before, or never knew existed, become alive in new ways. A tone and vibration alerts you when cross another marker. . Stop, look, listen and above all enjoy your journey.