Enhancing Visitor Experience with Customized Self-Guided Walking Tours

Enhancing Visitor Experience with Customized Self-Guided Walking Tours

Nov 5th, 2023 by Mark at PocketMaps
  • City Wayfinding

In today's digital world, it's easy to rely on online maps or GPS navigation to get around. But there's something special about exploring a new city on foot, discovering hidden gems, and stumbling upon surprises. As a tourism marketer, you want to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience that encourages them to explore all that your city has to offer.

Our design team believes one way to achieve that is through our customized self-guided walking tours, PocketMaps. These compact maps pack a punch, enabling visitors to navigate various neighborhoods and themes with ease. In this blog post, we'll explore how self-guided walking tours can enhance the visitor experience and how our design team can help you create a memorable in-person impression.

Immersive Experience

One of the benefits of self-guided walking tours is their immersive and interactive nature. Visitors can move at their own pace, stop and explore at their leisure, and engage with the surrounding community in a more meaningful way. By providing visitors with printed PocketMaps that are fully customized to your city's offerings, you are inviting them to step outside their comfort zones and embrace the local culture. With our design team's help, you can create a map that not only provides necessary directions but also incorporates vital historical and cultural insights that enhance the overall experience.

Highly Customizable Design

Our design team understands that every city has a unique flair, history, and community. That's why we approach each project with a deep understanding of your city's needs and tailor our design to meet them. From the color scheme to the typography, every element can be adjusted to reflect your city's personality and branding. We'll work closely with you to understand the city's key locations, landmarks, and hidden attractions to create a PocketMap that accurately represents your city's spirit.

Easy Navigation

Our self-guided walking tour PocketMaps is designed to be easy to read and use, with clear instructions, detailed landmarks, and route markers. Our design team uses a combination of graphic design, user experience design, and cartography to create maps that are as visually appealing as they are informative. Plus, the PocketMaps are durable, making them ideal for visitors to carry around while exploring the city.

Affordable and Eco-Friendly

With our customizable PocketMaps, you can offer visitors a memorable experience at an affordable price. These maps are not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, with a reduced carbon footprint than traditional brochures or flyers. Since the self-guided walking tour map can be easily updated and printed in batches, you can always have a fresh supply on hand, ready to distribute to visitors at your city's visitor center or other tourist hotspots.

Promote Community Engagement

With a PocketMap, visitors are more likely to explore the city's neighborhoods and engage with the local community. They may ask for directions or recommendations from locals, attend local events hosted by locals, and visit stores or restaurants that they would have otherwise missed. By encouraging visitors to explore the city beyond its tourist hotspots, they will appreciate the full extent of your city's character.


By providing visitors with a printed PocketMap that can guide them through self-guided walking tours, you can enhance their in-person experience of your city. Our design team is ready to work with you closely to customize your map's design and make sure it aligns with your city's branding. Once printed, each PocketMap becomes an inviting and interactive tool that encourages visitors to explore beyond their comfort zones and creates a sense of community with the locals they meet. So don't hesitate to contact us and learn how we can help you make the perfect self-guided walking tours PocketMap for your city.