From the East Coast to the West Coast: Top Smartphone Apps for Travelers Who Want to Explore the U.S.
The U.S. boasts over four million miles of highways, 50 states and 350 million people, which means there’s plenty to explore here. From coastal towns to national parks, there’s something for everyone, which is why planning what areas of the U.S. you’re going to explore is crucial for getting the most out of your trip.
Here are some of the top apps which will help you to travel around the U.S. in style:
If your idea of exploring America is a road trip, then the innovative app – Roadtrippers – is a must-have. This helps you to create your own itinerary and map, so you can find the best natural wonders, attractions and hotels as you explore the hidden depths of this magnificent country.
It’ll even help you to plan road trips to renowned filming locations; or if you fancy something spookier, you can use their ghost guides to find the most haunted places in the U.S.
If a road trip isn’t what you had in mind, then Wanderu will help you to plan your journey via train or bus. This is great if you’re wanting to explore a particular area or if you’re wanting to travel from place to place via bus or train so you can take in all of the sights along the way.
Because America is such a vast place, sometimes flights are the best option for getting around. Adioso helps you to find the best flight for getting to your next destination and will show you the cheapest prices so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Weather Live is one of the Apalon Apps for Android and allows you to stay ahead of the weather whilst you’re traveling. Nothing ruins a sightseeing tour more than a downpour, but with this app you can keep your eye on the forecast for the next 7 days. It even lets you look at what the weather will be like at a certain time on one of these days, so you know when to avoid being outdoors and when to book that open-top bus tour of a local city.
This is something you’ve probably used before but Google Maps is a traveler’s essential. And, you don’t need to worry if you’re heading to remote corners of the U.S. either as the innovative app now allows you to use it without an internet connection. This means you’ll never get lost again, as long as you’ve downloaded the location you’re traveling to first!
If staying in a hotel just isn’t your thing, Airbnb offers some great alternatives. With this cool app you can find some of the quirkiest places to stay in the U.S. and it even includes affordable options in locations where there might not be a hostel.
Teaming yourself with all of these apps will allow you to plan your U.S. trip with ease; from road trips along route 66 to flights straight into Sin City, these apps will have you covered.
A guest post contributed by Oliver Davison. Oliver is a family man who enjoys travelling with his two sons and wife whenever possible. He believes travel can be a great education for the kids as they experience new places and cultures.