Road trips are quite possibly the best part of the summer. There is nothing like hitting the open road with a killer playlist in tow and wanderlust in your heart. Whether you’re going from coast to coast or across a couple of states you’re going to want to check out these apps.
First off you’re definitely going to want a GPS so you don’t get lost along the way. Fred Martin Nissan of Akron, OH recommends Google Maps, which allows you to pick the route you’d like to take, whether it’s the fastest route or the route without any tolls. You can also add stops along your route like different must-see sites or restaurants. Google Maps also allows you to download your route so you’re not running through data.
This app allows you to view the different gas prices across America. Which in turn helps you find the cheapest gas near your location. You’re going to be filling up a lot on your road trip so you might as well save so money by getting the cheapest gas.
You’re going to want a pretty awesome playlist to listen to when you’re driving from state to state. Nothing is worse than driving through an area with nothing bus static on the radio. With the Spotify app, you can search your favorite music genre or artist and create a playlist. You can even get the ad-free premium membership which lets you listen offline as well.
You won’t miss any cool stops along the way with the Roadside America app. The app uses your GPS to find nearby museums, statues, and other attractions. You can also lookup different attractions in each state or city you’ll be passing through ahead of time. If you’re looking for a certain type of attraction you can also sort by category.
Although the app is usually used by frequent fliers it’s also great for those traveling by roadways. Through the Tripit app, you can organize your entire trip from the hotel you’ll be staying in, to the places you’ll be dining, to where you want to shop.
We don’t know about you but we love finding a good place to eat which is why Foodspotting is a must. The app allows users to upload their favorite meals and dishes complete with a user-compiled list of all the best places to eat near you.
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You never want to drive while you’re tired and run the risk of falling asleep at the wheel so make sure you download the Hotels.com app. If you need to make a last-minute reservation you can save up to half off on hotels through Hotels.com with their “Deals for Tonight” feature. You don’t have to use the app as a last-minute hotel finder either. You can use the app to book in advance and even get a night free when you book 10 nights through the app.