Are you looking for things to do in your city or do you want to know the best way to get around? There are all sorts of apps to help you. Take a look at these six apps for the modern city dweller.
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Find Local Events with the Event Finder App
If you want to meet new people in your city with similar interests to your own, the Event Finder app is a must. It lists social events and large gatherings by time and location. There is everything from local festivals and flea markets to free concerts and political rallies. You won’t be friendless for long if you get out to the local events and meet new people. The Event Finder app is also a great way to find things to do when you’re bored.
Get Around on Public Transit with the HopStop App
Some cities are impossible to navigate in a car because the parking is so scarce. However, you can get around easily by train or bus with the HopStop app. All you have to do is put in your starting location and ending location and you’ll be given directions on where to board and how long it will take you to travel. This app is a lifesaver because you don’t have to look at route maps and try to figure out everything yourself. The app works great in big cities like New York City and Washington D.C. It will also tell you an approximate taxi fare.
Rent a Car for a Day or Two with the CarRentals.com App
Living in a big city is great because you can often get away with not owning a car, especially if your city has a good transit system. However, if there is somewhere you want to go that you can’t reach by bus, the Carrentals app is there for you. It is one of the easiest ways to book a rental car, even on short notice. The app is free and you can compare rentals from several companies to get the best price. Then, you can view and cancel reservations through the app.
Find Important Businesses Near You with the AroundMe App
If you’re looking for the closest bank, gas station, post office, grocery store, or anything else in your city, the AroundMe app can help you. For instance, it will tell you where to find the closest emergency room if you get hurt or the closest hotel if you’re not going to make it home. The app is great if you’re in an unfamiliar area, but it can also help you recognize things around you that you didn’t know were there. It works by looking at your location with your phone’s GPS.
Find Great Deals on Local Attractions with the Groupon App
The Groupon app is a fun way to discover new shops, restaurants, and attractions at a discount. It helps you get the most out of your city. For instance, you might be able to get a Groupon deal for your favorite sports team that is paired with a nearby restaurant. It helps you save money doing the things you would already do. Plus, sometimes you’ll find Groupon deals for things you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t know how, such as skydiving or riding in a hot air balloon.
Explore Your City from Your Phone with the UpNext 3D Cities App
There’s tons of stuff to do in the city, but sometimes you just want to sit at home and relax. However, now you can do both, thanks to the UpNext 3D Cities app. It is an incredible app that lets you tour buildings and venues in your city just by tapping your screen. It also provides you information about each place to help you plan future trips. It’s not available in every city, but check to see if it is available in yours.
These are just a few city dweller apps you can use to your advantage. Go out and start discovering new things in your city. How did people in the city ever live without apps?