Spring break season is upon us.
Spring break, of course, means different things to different people. For some, it means flying to a faraway beach and sipping on a cold drink. For others, it means a road trip across the country. And for others still, it means sitting around at home and enjoying the luxury of doing nothing.
If you fall in one of those first two camps and plan to travel this spring break, or even over the summer, these apps are for you. We gathered a short list of 5 spring break apps that will make your getaway this year even better:
- Roadtrippers: Ignore this app recommendation if you’re the type of road tripper who just wants to get from point A to point B. Provided that you’re not one of those types, you’ll love this app. From cross-country trips to weekend getaways, Roadtrippers tells you all about the interesting things around you as you head to your destination. Plus, it’s a great trip planner and a good way to collaborate with friends on whatever trip you have planned.
- TripIt: If Roadtrippers is a fantastic resource for drivers, TripIt is that same fantastic resource for flyers. TripIt helps you organize all your travel plans–from hotels to rental cars and everything in between–all in one place. With TripIt, gone are the days of disorganized travel plans and mismatched itineraries.
- Agoda: Agoda is a terrific resource for finding great prices on hotels. Their prices through the mobile app are even lower than their prices online, and all in all, Agoda is a convenient way to find inexpensive rates on hotels all around the world.
- Spotted by Locals: With your smartphone in your pocket, there’s no need to haul around expensive guidebooks that are often out of date as soon as they’re published. Spotted by Locals is a unique app that takes advantage of the connectedness offered by the smartphone age; it connects you with advice from locals in whatever area you’re visiting. The guides run about $5 a piece, but are well worth it if you’re looking for an authentic local experience.
- PackPoint: Finally, PackPoint is terrific for those of us who are not the biggest fans of packing. Simply enter where you’re going and check off a few boxes regarding what you’ll be doing on your trip, and PackPoint offers a recommended packing list tailored to the weather while you’ll be there, and to your unique travel needs. While the app can’t know everything, it’s a great resource, especially if you tend to overpack and need to know what you really, well, need.
Whether you’re headed to Cabo or Vermont, we hope these spring break apps help make your spring break season just a little bit better. And, if you have recommendations of mobile apps you use frequently when you travel, we’d love to hear them.
Happy spring breaking!