We wanted to explore ways to enhance the Northwestern experience without focusing too much on the academic aspects. Our close proximity to Chicago is definitely an important selling point for many students choosing between schools, and we wanted to help everyone enjoy all that Chicago has to offer with the most minimum sacrifice in their schedules. Planning a trip downtown with friends takes a lot of time, but our application simplifies the process by only focusing on the minimum requirements to make a trip, budget and time of day. With a few questions we are able to gauge the user’s preferences and provide the best return for a days trip. We consider attraction, event, and restaurant ratings, and we are constantly optimizing for the best suggestions with each use while still ensuring uniqueness every time the user uses the app. We believe an optimal trip includes one event and a meal out with friends in order to provide the best fit for the average student’s busy schedule.

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