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Avoid the Gas Pump and Stay Close to Home with A Day's Outing, a Location-Based iPhone App for Local Events and Destinations.

Just in Time for Summer Vacations and Day Trips, A Day's Outing Finds Things to do in Towns and Cities Across the Country

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Just in time for summer, A Day's Outing offers a location-based mobile edition of their online travel search tool that helps families and friends avoid the gas pump and find nearby day trips, vacation side trips and weekend getaways all across the country. A Day's Outing is a free search tool for discovering the best local events, destinations and roadside attractions, personalized for each user. With the availability of the A Day's Outing iPhone mobile app, users can conveniently find great local events no matter where they are traveling. The iPhone app can be downloaded in iTunes.

A Day's Outing provides a fast, convenient way to search for a last-minute day trip or vacation side trip for individuals, couples and families. With A Day's Outing, users can search for things to do from 5 miles to 120 miles of their current location, often finding outings in towns they have never heard of. A Day's Outing uniquely matches each user with the types of local events and destinations that meet their individual interests, specific location and preferred driving distance. Additionally, A Day's Outing doesn't just focus on large, metropolitan cities, but also helps users discover great local events, hidden gems, and outings in nearby smaller towns and rural communities that are off the beaten path or relatively unknown.

A Day's Outing's mobile app, developed by Bytesize Creations, is based on a unique and searchable, location-based calendar of local events, destinations and attractions. The geo-coding of each outing to its specific longitude and latitude enables users to find outings based on their current location, no matter where they travel around the nation. To help users easily navigate country roads and city streets, A Day's Outing routes users from their location with turn-by-turn driving directions to the selected outing.

A Day's Outing iPhone app features include:

* Shake the smartphone for a random sampling of local event outings in nearby locations

* Customize each search based on the type of outing, date for travel and desired driving distance

* Search for outings based on one's current location or a city and state that they plan to visit

* View the outings that match one's personal preferences in a list or on a location-based map

* Retrieve detailed history information on the previous 10 outings viewed (in the event web access is lost in rural areas)

* Access turn-by-turn driving directions from the current geo-location to each outing

* Find a specific event by using the keyword search function

* Save your top "starting location" addresses for frequently visited cities

* Save your "Favorite" outings for quick and easy retrieval

A Day's Outing is a fast, convenient online and mobile go-to guide. A Day's Outing offers refined outings around eleven, select categories, including:

* Fairs and Festivals

* Parks and Gardens

* History and Heritage

* Farms and Markets

* Antiques and Auctions

* Family and Children

* Theater and Stage

* Museums and Art

* Unique Sports

* Nature and Outdoors

* Wheelchair Accessible

"Summer is here and family and friends are ready to get out and enjoy their time together. Whether they are looking for a local farmers' market, a unique sporting event or an outdoor street fair, A Day's Outing can help them find exactly what they are looking for," commented Elizabeth Muse, A Day's Outing's CEO. "Whether A Day's Outing is accessed from an iPhone or a personal computer, users are matched with only the local events, activities and destinations that they are interested, in the cities and towns that surround them."

A Day's Outing helps people find the best local activities that are happening each and every day around the country. The company works with tourism departments, small businesses and local organizations to promote their special events and destinations to travelers. A Day's Outing welcomes companies and organizations to submit an outing.

About A Day's Outing

Based in Charlottesville, VA, A Day's Outing is a location-based service for people to quickly discover the best local events and things to do anywhere in the country. A Day's Outing's website and iPhone app helps users find activities, events and destinations for day trips, weekend getaways or vacation side trips. Users are matched to outings based on their specific starting location, personal interests, preferred driving distance and date of travel. For more information about A Day's Outing, please visit www.adaysouting.com.
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