Arriving in a new city can be a little overwhelming, which makes it super tempting to grab a boring old travel book and live by it while you’re there. But you can definitely do better, with the help of your smart phone and one of these five travel apps. Read on and find out which one is best for you before you head out on your next urban adventure.
Like A Local
This app gathers the best comprehensive tips on where to eat and what to see, according to the locals in a city. It looks great, and has tons of cities in its database. There are some more touristy options within it, but still lots of off the beaten path stuff to explore, too. The app itself is free, but individual city guides are $2.
Spotted By Locals
This is similar to Like A Local, in that it uses suggestions that come from a city’s local people. It started with just a guide for Amsterdam, but it now has 66 cities in its database. Each city guide costs $4, but you get the guide forever, including any future updates, and you can use it offline.
A great way to see a city is going for a run through it, but finding the best path can be a challenge. RunGo is a travel-meets-fitness app that will chart running routes that will let you take in the sights. Users can also upload their favourite routes, so the app is always updating and evolving with it’s users and landscape.
Musement shows you all the best neighbourhoods, attractions, restaurants, and concerts in 350 destinations around the world, with special content for 25 of the world’s largest cities. The app gives you the option of making event bookings and reservations within it, and the whole thing is super easy to use and navigate with.
This app is all about finding concerts, events and gigs in your surrounding area that match your interests. There are tons of categories that cover interests like eating, music and comedy, and it will notify you about events in advance, too.
Which travel app will you download? Let us know in the comments below!
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