Our Favorite Travel Apps for 2024

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The one thing most people keep close on vacation—other than their favorite travel buddy—is their smartphone. And sure, you can use it to snap pics for your Instagram or keep in touch with everyone back home. But you can also use your phone to make travel a breeze, thanks to travel apps designed to save you time, money, and effort.

Download these travel apps for every stage of your trip, from the planning process all the way to your flight home.

  • Airbnb

    It’s no surprise that this is one of our favorite travel apps! Whether you’re going on a quick getaway or a seasoned digital nomad, Airbnb provides your perfect home away from home.

    But the app also offers so much more.

    – Book local experiences such as tours, cooking classes, and more, to craft your ideal travel experience.
    – Message your host with any questions or requests you may have.
    – Save your favorite accommodations to a list, so you’ll know where to stay for your next vacay.

  • Hotel Tonight

    If you’re a fan of last-minute getaways, then this app will quickly become your travel BFF!

    Hotel Tonight helps you find and book same-day hotel rooms, usually with a pretty sizable discount.

    Another fun option is the Hotel Tonight Daily Drop, featuring the biggest deal of the day. But don’t tap on it unless you’re ready to book; you only have 15 minutes to decide before the offer expires.

  • TripIt

    Flights, hotels, rental cars, dinner reservations… traveling requires a lot of details.

    To keep your itinerary organized, TripIt stores all of your trip information in one convenient location.

    All you have to do is forward confirmation emails to the app, and it’ll store all of your information, including confirmation numbers.

    Your trip schedule will be available at a glance when you open the app, and you won’t have to scroll through endless emails to find just the right information.

  • Uber

    If you don’t already have the Uber app, download it before your next trip!

    The app makes getting around your destination super simple. Whether you’re heading out for dinner or simply want a ride back to your hotel after a long day of exploring, you won’t have to worry about transportation.

    If you’re a hard-core planner, Uber also allows you to reserve your ride up to 90 days in advance. No more stressing over time-sensitive situations such as airport transfers!

  • Viator

    If you enjoy taking tours, then Viator will become one of your fave travel apps!

    Search through Viator and you can find all sorts of tour options: guided sightseeing, attraction passes, day trips, hotel transfers…

    Their filtering options are some of the best, allowing you to choose not just what you want to do, but also for how long and at what time of the time of day.

  • Yelp

    From po’boys in New Orleans to Nashville’s hot chicken, one of the most rewarding experiences when you’re traveling is enjoying the delicious local cuisine.

    Yelp is the perfect app for treating your taste buds. Just set the app to your city of choice, and Yelp will give you quick recommendations.

    You can also use Yelp to find other travel-friendly services, such as spas, hair salons, gyms, and (although we hope you guys don’t need it) mobile repair shops.

Ready to plan your next vacation? These travel apps make it so easy to save time and money that you’ll be tempted to travel more than ever!

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