While vacation is all about a change of scenery and recharging your batteries, it's also about getting out seeing some different sights and meeting new people! It can be a challenge and you want to make the most of your time. But of course there is an app for that! Check out the most highly rated ones and let us know in the comments if you use and love one that is not on this list!
For seasoned travelers and new explorers alike Sidekix maps out walking directions and stop suggestions based on your interests. Learn more about local businesses, museums, and cafes and explore your surroundings.
Yelp lovers can use Zomato in countries and locations where Yelp is unavailable. Find reviews on the best restaurant and cafes when you are away for home. Order food, bookmark your favorite places, and view restaurant menus.
Are you a music lover? Download Songkick Concerts to find music acts and live venues nearby. Handpicked suggestions are displayed based on artists you already listen to making it easier to search for artists you want to see.
Make the wait at the airport a little more bearable with Loungebuddy. You will need to enter your credit card, airline status, and lounge memberships, but then the app will tell you which lounges you can access at any given airport. Even for people like me who don’t have any of those things, the app will still let you know about any free lounges or ones you can purchase a day pass for.
This app is my personal favorite and go to! You don't even need to be on a vacation to reap all of it's benefits - we even use it to explore new towns in our own home state. Simply enter a city and TripAdvisor will show you all of the top rated spots with plenty of user photos so you can get the scoop on everything from attractions to shopping to the best places to eat.
All are free to download and available for both Android and iOS. Download to your tablet or smartphone.