Best Summer Vacation Apps

Your summer vacation should be all about relaxing, exploring and enjoying. However, sometimes the details can get in the way of your fun. Wherever you’re going for your summer vacation, there’s an app that can make it that much better. Here are the eight best summer vacation apps.

Gas Buddy

iPhone and Android

An essential for any road trip, this app will help you spend less on gas, leaving you more money for vacation fun. Download this app for either your Android or iPhone and it will help you locate the cheapest gas station closest to your location.

Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App

iPhone and Android

If your summer vacation involves spending lots of time in the sun, this app is an essential. By entering your skin type, location and how much SPF you’re wearing, this app will let you know how long you can stay safely in the sun. So whether you’re at the beach, in the city or working outside using a steel building erector, you can stay protected.

Packing Pro


If you love to travel but hate packing your bags, this app will help simplify the process. This virtual packing list will help categorize what’s going in your suitcase, help you avoid overpacking, and make sure you have all of the essentials.


iPhone and Android

If you’re still in the process of planning your summer vacation but only have limited time, the Kayak app can help you plan your trip on the go. As one of the biggest databases for plane tickets, hotel vacancies and car rentals, this app will help you find the best deals on everything with ease.


iPhone and Android

If you’re in a new city and want to check out what artists are playing, Songkick can make sure you don’t miss out on the local music scene. This app will use your iTunes account to learn who your favorite artists are and your music style, and help you find concerts wherever you are that match your taste.

Pixter Scanner


If you’re traveling abroad this summer you need to download this app. Perfect for situations in which you can’t read a foreign language – whether it’s a menu, street sign or road map – just scan the foreign text into your phone. Pixter Scanner will translate the text into English, easing your travel stress.

City Walk

iPhone and Android

Perfect for vacationers in a new, unknown city, City Walk will make your vacation destination come alive. This app will help you learn about the landmarks in the city as you explore and will give you directions to every site, so you can take in all that your vacation destination has to offer.


iPhone and Android

This app will help you find things to do and places to go on your vacation that perfectly match your mood, whether you want a night out on the town, a quiet dinner or tickets to the theater. Gravy will use both your location and the mood you choose to find events you’ll love, making your getaway that much better.

Make this year’s summer vacation the best one yet. Downloading apps to help you plan your trip, find events and landmarks to visit and even pack your bags will take the stress out of your vacation, leaving more time (and money) for fun. So wherever you go, take these apps with you and enjoy. 

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