Locals may remember that a few years back, there was a wonderful “Los Gatos History Walk” put on every year or so. Town residents would don garments from a bygone era and take on the persona of legendary Los Gatos figures for a few hours. Both fun and educational, it provided a sense of the town’s past – both the buildings and the people’s. It was absolutely wonderful while we had it.
Discover LOST Gatos: Self-Guided Walking Tour
Today, there’s an app for that! It’s called Discover LOST Gatos and as of this writing, there are 3 different self-guided tours:
- The Heart of Los Gatos (approximately a 35 minute walking tour with 12 stops)
- Los Gatos: The Gem City (a 45 minute walk with 12 stops
- The Cradle of Los Gatos (50 minute stroll with 13 stops)
The app has been released for Android and iPhone, so you can find it online wherever you get your phone’s apps – just search for “discover LOST Gatos”. It is also available in web format online at losgatos.stqry.app/ no download necessary.
The Mercury News did a nice article on this and will fill in the details on who’s behind this wonderful idea.
As for me, I just downloaded it to my phone and look forward to getting to know our beautiful town a little more!