If you plan to hit the road for some fun summer travel this year, you’ll inevitably need some tips and tricks for the best deals and information on local places. These 9 Best Free Travel Apps are perfect for helping you save money, find where you are going and learn a few new things along the way. With options on the list for both foreign and domestic travel adventures, you are sure to find just what you need.
9 BEST Free Travel Apps You Must Use
GasBuddy – Find Cheap Gas Prices We never go anywhere without this handy app. Not only is it great for daily use at home, it is perfect for the road. With gas prices varying by up to $1 or more across the nation, it is important to make sure you are getting the best deal. We love the fact that it even lets us know when the last update was for the location.
XE Currency If you are traveling outside the states you will want to make sure you aren’t being swindled out of more money than something is worth. Grab this app to help you convert dollars to any other currency you might need to use. Not only will it help you know the equivalence, it is great for those times when something sounds just a bit too pricey.
Perfect Alarm Clock Whether you are traveling to Japan or just the West Coast this clock app will help you know exactly what time it is back home. Perfect for those going across time zones, but need to stay in contact with friends, family or work back home.
Groupon Not only is this great for pre-trip planning and resort deals, it is perfect for grabbing deals at local venues. When you arrive at your destination you can easily search for deals on restaurants, massages, entertainment and more. I always use this one!! (another one is Scoutmob. I used this on a recent trip to DC and saved over 50% on our food bill!)
Amazon Local Similar to the app above, this is great for finding local deals on hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.
Foodspotting Want the real reviews on the local restaurants and dives? This is the place to go. Not only will you find the best food in your vacation destination, but you’ll find great reviews or pans to help you know if it is a hit or miss for your family.
Foursquare Fun social media check-in app is also a great way to learn about the best places to eat and when to arrive. Great for events and venues too. Tons of great live post tips on “line is long”, etc.
Google Translate While we all wish we spoke 7 languages fluently, reality is we don’t. Easily and quickly translate anything you need to say no matter what language.
TripIt Want all of your receipts, emails, and itinerary pulled together for you? This is the app for that. Not only can you set it up with all of your information in one place, but you can let it create a fun and easy to follow itinerary to help you stay on track.
I’ve added a few more must have apps that you should check out when traveling:
KidsMealsDeals This is a great app to check out if you want to find a local restaurant that is offering discounts or Free Kids Meals.
AroundMe– This is a great FREE Travel app to download. It helps you find places around you. Especially if you need to find an ATM, grocery store. It will let you know all the stores, restaurants, attractions around the area you’re visiting.
No matter where your summer vacation takes you this year you are sure to find success and have an easy time with these 9 Best Free Travel Apps on hand. Downloads are available for most on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can also find more travel tips, especially if you are planning a road trip this summer with our 18 road trip must-have essentials.
Do you have some recommendations of great travel apps? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
Need more travel tips? Then be sure to check out:
- Know when to score the best airline deal! I once paid $72 bucks round a trip from Chicago to LA!
- How to find cheap Travel deals
- Travel Tips during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
Be sure to pin this to your travel board!