Road trips are the perfect summer getaway for anyone! When you take a road trip you are able to get up close and personal with all of the sights and sounds around you. Road trips also allow for more travel freedom than you can get with any other type of travel. Chances are you have a smartphone right?!? The great news is that there are some really great road trip apps for both Android and iOS smartphones. Oftentimes the goal of a particular road trip is to visit and explore a place that you’ve never been before. The problem with that logic is that you will have no idea where to stay, eat, or have fun. Using these road trip apps you can find out the best ways to get around, find the things you want, and the best ways to keep your passengers entertained!

Traveling on the road is the best way to see the world around you! These road trip apps will help you get the most out of your next trip!

Road Trip Apps:

Google Maps | Android | iOS

Google Maps is one of the best navigation apps for both Android and iOS. Using Google Maps you can find your way around, find places to eat, get reviews, travel times, and so much more. Google Maps is a must-have for any road trip even if you’re going somewhere familiar! This road trip app keeps you up to date on all things local as well: traffic, detours, road work, and more. You can always find a new way to get where you are going! 

GasBuddy | Android | iOS

One of the most expensive parts of a road trip is fuel. GasBuddy is an app that will help you find a gas station near you. You can organize them by price or distance! Using GasBuddy you will always know where to get the best deal on fuel; you can also use GasBuddy to find your favorite brand as well! The best part is that the app is user updated; the prices are usually updated regularly by other users. If the price doesn’t match you can help others by updating the cost. Using the app gets you points which you can use to enter drawings for gas cards.

Spotify | Android | iOS

Apple users have iTunes and it works very well but Spotify provides a bit of a different experience. Users can set music playlists based on mood, time of day, favorites, and more. There are two versions: one is a paid subscription and the other is a free version. The free version comes with ads which are not overly intrusive. An added perk of the paid version is that you can download music for offline listening and you can play whatever you want in any order.

Roadside America | iOS

Roadside America is currently only available on iOS and comes with a $2.99 price. However the app is well worth it for people who like to take road trips. The app will find your location and show you what roadside attractions are nearby. One of the best parts of any road trip is the roadside attractions. Now you will never miss a great memory making opportunity again.

Hotel Tonight | Android | iOS

There are plenty of apps that will help you find a deal on a hotel in your area but Hotel Tonight takes a different approach. Most of the hotels in the app are luxury hotels that are top rated! The app will find last minute deals on top-rated hotels near you; not necessarily budget friendly but they do offer great deals on luxury hotels at the last minute!