Road trips are our family’s preferred way of travel. While flying is fine, taking the road – we get to find random things and meet various people along the way.
We recently took a road trip to Nashville, TN and found many apps that helped us make it to our destination. Knowing I couldn’t be alone in discovering all types of fun travel apps, I asked a few friends to chip in some of their favorite road trip apps and what started as a list of a few apps I liked, grew into a list of 15! From an app that will help you get gas for cheap to an app that will tell you the best places to eat in a random city, before you head out on your next road trip – check out this list of the best road trip apps!
Best Road Trip Apps 1 of 16
Before heading out on your road trip, find out what apps to download to make your trip as easy as possible. Check out the 15 best road trip apps!
Waze App 2 of 16
The Waze app is amazing to say the least. It's a social GPS app that was recently purchased by Google. It works by crowd sourcing data. This allows you a real-time view for the best route to get to your destination at the time you are traveling. During our recent road trip, there was major construction with long delays between Little Rock and Memphis . Waze helped us avoid the mess! Another great feature - police alert! Avoid speed traps with the police alert feature!
Gas Buddy App 3 of 16
Always get the best gas prices by using the Gas Buddy app. Dian from Grocery Shop for Free says: It maps the trip and tells you when and where to buy gas and how much to buy for the best value for the trip - tells you exactly how much the trip will cost! Sounds like an app worth downloading to me!
Foodspotting App 4 of 16
FourSquare App 5 of 16
AroundMe App 6 of 16
The AroundMe app was recommended by my dear friend Sally. Her family just got back from a 18-hour road trip to Disney and used the AroundMe app on their adventure. This app will give you information on restaurants, banks, gas stations, hotels and movie schedules, around you.
Find My Friends App 7 of 16
Okay, so this is something I totally wouldn't give everyone access to - but would love to have when family is coming into town. Find EXACTLY where people are (same technology as Find My iPhone) with the Find My Friends app from Apple.
Google Maps App 8 of 16
Bands in Town App 9 of 16
Hotel Tonight 10 of 16
Starbucks App 11 of 16
TripAdvisor App 12 of 16
Roadside America App 13 of 16
Do you enjoy off the beaten path oddities? One of my favorite websites now has an app!
SpringBoard App 14 of 16
Oh, Ranger Parkfinder App 15 of 16
Get out, enjoy some nature and stretch those legs with the Oh, Ranger! Parkfinder app. There are over 50,000 local parks in addition to every national park, state park and federal public land in America.
Yelp App 16 of 16
Looking to entertain the family in the car? Check out these 10 Fun Road Trip Game Apps
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