Summer is almost over but there’s still a few days left to squeeze in some fun. Sure there’s probably not enough time to visit a far off exotic location, but certainly a weekend getaway or a day trip. So in the name of spontaneous summer adventures, here are our top five apps to make the most of that last minute summer getaway.
1) Field Trip
This app runs in the background of your phone spitting out cool and interesting things to see around you. You can save up a few of these locations and visit them on a day off or, even better, drive somewhere new and let the app give you some ideas of what to see when you’re there. You don’t have to plan anything. Just go. [Android / iOS]
Stress is the mind killer. That’s why you’re taking a break in the first place. But maybe you just need to unplug and chill out for a little while. Check out this app for the closest places in your city that you can go for an afternoon of peace to recharge and be alone with your thoughts. [iOS]
Don’t fear a long train or bus trip, have your reading material on your phone. Or just chill at the beach and catch up on what you’ve been missing in the media all summer. Even if you don’t leave the house, being able to read all the long form articles or all the YouTube videos you’ve been putting off is pretty neat. [Android / iOS]
Are you planning a weekend away? This is the perfect app to keep track of all your money and make sure you don’t actually dip into your rent money for that special souvenir. Nothing ruins a good weekend like knowing you’ve got to figure out another way to make your car payment. [Android / iOS]
5) Park n Find
This app helps you keep track of where you’ve parked your car. Going to visit a few museums in the city? Music Festival? Park your car and wander freely without having to worry about losing your ride. Also, it keeps track of how much time is left on the meter so you never have to worry about tickets. [Android]
Use the last days of summer wisely! As you know, winter is probably going to arrive sometime soon.