Pokémon GO: Taking Over Summit County

Posted by: admin July 11th, 2016

Pokemon GoIf you’re privy to current affairs and you generally stay on top of what’s going on in the world, it’s no secret that the last few weeks have been filled with national grief and turmoil. But, on the lighter side of things, one particular 90’s throwback has taken over America in full force. It’s called Pokémon GO, and it’s more addicting than cigarettes (and luckily much healthier).

So what is Pokémon GO, exactly? The game is a futuristic revamp of the early 2000’s Nintendo version available for download in app form on your phone. The object is to catch as many Pokémon as possible and advance throughout the levels. There’s more to it than that, but that’s essentially the gist of it. What makes the game so cool? It is augmented reality in full force, and you won’t succeed if you refuse to leave your living room.

Pokemon go in Frisco, COPokémon GO actually requires you to walk around and explore, catching characters and hitting up stores (Pokéstops) in real time. It’s no wonder the game is being hailed for its health benefits – who knew it could be so easy to get millions of video games addict off of the couch? And don’t worry, the game isn’t just for 90’s kids who grew up collecting Pokémon Cards. For the record, I thought the whole concept was stupid until I downloaded the game, and now I can’t stop playing. 

So, what does this have to do with the Frisco Lodge, or Summit County in general? For all you Front Rangers and Flatlanders, you no doubt know that cities are a goldmine for Pokémon GO-ers. You also might have a hard time leaving your Pokémon-infested city for a weekend getaway to the Rocky Mountains. Of course, the mountain is filled with rural areas that will inevitably put your progress on hold. However, the Frisco Lodge just happens to be located right in the midst of about 20 pokéstops and roughly five gyms – all within a half mile from our downtown Bed & Breakfast.

A pokestop in downtown Frisco.Spend a day exploring the length of Frisco Main Street while playing your favorite game. Pokéstops are conveniently located at places like the Frisco Bay Marina, local boutique shops and various bars and restaurants. Pick up a few souvenirs before you relax at a local pub while replenishing on Pokéballs and enjoying a few craft beers. (Now THAT’S what I call a vacation!)

You heard all that right. Book your next Summit County getaway with us and access all things Pokémon GO right from your room! And of course, there’s also hiking, biking, boating, and all that other outdoorsy good stuff that comes with a Summit County excursion.