We compiled a list of some helpful apps that you can help you save while planning as well as while you are on your Spring break vacation. There are a lot of deals out there when it comes to buying clothes, gear, discounted hotel and flights and we want to arm you with the right apps so you can take advantage.
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- Gas Buddy– This is still one of the top dog apps when looking for the cheapest gas no matter where you are are located. All you have to do is download it and it will pick up your GPS location. Then the app will search nearby stations with all of the updated gas rates. You can even update the Gas Buddy with the current cost per gallon so everyone else that is using the app can get the best savings.
- Transit– This is an app that keeps you up to date with nearby public transportation schedules. No need to look for local websites for accurate arrival departure information or use paper schedules. Transit app will present you with real-time information for every nearby public transportation service you ae vacation in. So this app is a definite time saver.
- AirBnB– This app will give you access to a vast number of listings of locally hosted homes and apartments available to rent for a time. If you choose to not want to stay at a formal hotel, motel or worried about too many people where you will be laying your head during your vacation this is a nice cozy alternative. For sure you will be paying 35-70% cheaper than your normal hotel and Airbnb has real reviews from visitors about their stay. Even though you will be paying cheaper on the flip side you may not have the same amenities and commodities as a standard hotel.
- City PASS– The CityPASS is a sightseeing card that provides entry to major attractions in a lot of cities you will be vacationing at a major discount. If you are new to an area and want to see the hottest spots that this is the way to go. With this pass you pay a set price and skip paying admission at the door, resulting in some serious savings. You will never pay regular price and the pass usually gets you into a least 5 attractions such as zoos, parks, museums etc.
- Viator– The awesome thing about this app is that as you arrive at your vacation destination it will give you suggestions of where to go at discounted rates. It is like a tourist reference guide all packed into an app. You can find everything from tours to ideas you may not have thought about before. Of course, you can also check out others’ reviews before you make a decision. Whether you’re a planner and have every minute of your trip accounted for or are looking for something fun to do at the last minute, Viator is an ideal app for both types of travelers. Plus, there are full-screen local videos so you can get a glimpse of an event or attraction in advance.
- Trail Wallet– This is an app created by travel bloggers several years ago to help track your budget while vacationing or traveling. It is pretty popular and has been used by over 150,000 travelers. It remains one of the easiest budget-tracking apps to use. You’re able to individually choose categories, then assign each expenditure to one of those categories in the currency of your choice. It is completely usable offline, and the currency rates update when you reconnect to the Internet. Trail Wallet is free for the first 25 entrees but the unlimited version ranges from $1.99 to $4.99.
Hopefully these app suggestions can help you save while you or your family is having fun on your spring vacation.