An all encompassing app, Roadtrippers (free!) is a companion to the website roadtrippers.com. You can plan out your entire road trip finding the ideal route and adding places to see, eat and stay along the way-- as well as search en-route for anything you may need. The bucket list feature allows you to save your favorite places and get turn-by-turn directions with one click. You can also browse categories of suggested places to stop with descriptions, photos and reviews to help you make the most of your trip.
Available for the US only, Rest Area shows you all available rest areas, service stops, welcome centers and pull-offs along your entered route. It also tells you the facilities available (bathroom, food, pet walking area) at each stop.
Didn’t know there was a Leaning Tower of Pisa in Illinois? When traveling cross-country you don’t want to miss the sights along the way. This app does just as it name suggests—find interesting and historic places to stop along the way.
Perfect for when you’re stuck in those unexpected lines of traffic. A community based traffic and navigation app, Waze connects millions of drivers across the world to collaborate on to-the-minute traffic reports with notes from other drivers on what is causing the traffic, what speed they are going and where to expect the traffic to ease up. You can also add your own reports, helping out your fellow roadtrippers.
So you’ve run out of snacks or had enough chips for the day? Enter Taste Savant, an app that searches the best restaurants in major cities and presents them with reviews from top chefs, critics and your friends. Find one you like and you can make reservations through the app.
You know the best place to get gas in your area, but when on a road trip it’s easy to resort to the first gas station you see. Gas Buddy finds the cheapest gas near you. Input your city or zip code and it compiles a list of the closest stations and their prices.
When you get sick of Candy Crush or binge watching Netflicks (if that's possible), try reverting to a more classic road trip game like scavenger hunt. Road Trip Scavenger App brings this classic to the digital age. Loaded with things you might see on a road trip you enter everyone’s name and compete!
Not the most groundbreaking, but definitely an essential, The Weather Channel App will keep you up-to-date with the most accurate forecast for where you are and where you’re heading.
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