Best Travel Apps for Finding Things to Do on Vacation

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You’ve arrived at your vacation destination prepared to relax, but you’re itching to get out, see some sites and meet new people. Finding events, concerts, and activities to do in a new place can be a challenge. If you haven’t made many plans for your trip, don’t worry—we’ve listed some essential smartphone or tablet travel apps that can help you find the best things to see and do while on vacation.

Sidekix
Free on iOS and Android

For seasoned travelers and new explorers alike Sidekix maps out walking directions and stop suggestions based on your interests. Learn more about local businesses, museums, and cafes and explore your surroundings.

CityMapper
Free on iOS and Android

Travelers in search of easy transportation will see that CityMapper makes finding the best route simple. Whether your car sharing or taking local subways the app saves time and money in route. If your dream trip is an urban hotspot CityMapper can make getting around a breeze.

Zomato
Free on iOS and Android

Yelp lovers can use Zomato in countries and locations where Yelp is unavailable. Find reviews on the best restaurant and cafes when you are away for home. Order food, bookmark your favorite places, and view restaurant menus.

Detour
Free on iOS and Android

Detour provides guided walking toursand earned its spot on our list of best travel applications because it offers tours in 19 cities worldwide. Tours are curated by local experts.

Geosure
Free on iOS and Android

Geosure may be one of the best travel apps for safety information. It provides comprehensive street-level scores using crime and safety information from government organizations, local authorities, and crowd generated responses to assess a neighbor's risk level.

Meetup
Free on iOS and Android

Whether you are a solo traveler or exploring with a group, Meetup provides a way to connect with individuals with similar hobbies and interests. Join in on a local soccer game, learn a new language, or even learn local cuisine by taking a cooking class.   

Songkick
Free on iOS and Android

Are you a music lover? Download Songkick Concerts to find music acts and live venues nearby. Handpicked suggestions are displayed based on artists you already listen to making it easier to search for artists you want to see.

Party With
Free on iOS and Android

Searching for local nightlife can be a challenge in new places. Luckily, this app provides an easy way to link up with locals and fellow travels. The app is available in over 150 countries making it a must have travel app for those looking to immerse themselves in local scenes. 

All Events
Free on iOS and Android

Those in search for local concerts, sporting events, and local food should use All Events, an easy way to find activities to explore. Unwind in a yoga class in Paris or rock out to local music in London.

Before You Go

You have read our list of best travel apps, now you are ready to get started on your travel. Whether you are touring Europe or hiking across the U.S., to help you enjoy your trip to the fullest don’t forget to purchase a travel insurance plan. From language barriers to hurricane season, you should be prepared for the unexpected, whether traveling abroad or in the U.S.

How a Travel Insurance Plan Can Help You Find Things to Do

If you have a Generali travel insurance plan, you get access to travel concierge services that can help you find and book things to do on your trip. If you prefer to speak to a human, rather than poke at a travel app, we’ve got you covered. With one phone call, you can find local entertainment and get tickets, schedule tee times, find the best local restaurant, make a reservation and more. You can quickly get information on thousands of destinations worldwide and other assistance, such as:

  • City profiles: provides access to information on over 10,000 destinations worldwide, including a complete report on local entertainment, social customs, and health advisories
  • Event ticketing: assists with acquiring tickets to virtually any sporting, theater or concert event worldwide
  • Golf outings and tee times: provides referrals and tee times at golf courses around the world
  • Restaurant reviews and reservations: provides information on restaurants worldwide and the ability to book reservations from anywhere, anytime

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