What are the best vacation apps?

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    #1Hotels.com

    Hotels.com
    Hotels.com is a website and mobile app for booking hotel rooms online and via telephone. The company has 85 websites in 34 languages, and lists over 325,000 hotels in approximately 19,000 locations.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Lawrence Contreras
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I used Hotels.com to book my stay in Nashville. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience, easy to use, and left me with plenty of time to pack and plan."
  2. 58

    #2Booking

    Booking
    Booking is a travel fare aggregator website which offers big savings on hotels in 96,000 destinations worldwide. You can even browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
    Websites

    Free

    Michael Stephens
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "This is good when it comes to find vacation spots for sure. The issue I ran into is that it's an aggregator, so it doesn't have detailed information on the location, which made it very difficult for me to find location with specific features."
  3. 21

    #3HotelTonight

    HotelTonight

    HotelTonight is a free to use website and app that lets you book hotel rooms on the same day and at attractive rates. This app also features in-app concierge powered by real people.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Melissa Nichols
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I am a last minute person and this app is just what i need.I can book a hotel room on the go and better still get attractive rates."
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    #4Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lucy Liu
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "If you are comfortable to renting out your home to strangers then this is the site to look into. It gives a good overview of what AirBnb is about and includes the fact that there is host insurance to help protect you if someone wrecks your home."
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    #5TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

    TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

    The TripAdvisor free app provides you with information about the best hotels and restaurants. It also allows people to compare price and get recommendations and opinions from other people. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Catherine Schmidt
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "This is a great app for booking hotels and checking out restaurants. We used it on a trip to the west coast. People post photos and their experiences so you can see what you're getting into. 10/10"
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    #6Yelp

    Yelp

    Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Using this app you will be able to find close restaurants, bars and business of all kind, and leave its reviews so you can know what does everyone think about that place.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Charvi Patil
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Yelp gives great public opinion of all the places you want to go on your vacation. Yelp gives you the real feel of a place and lets you know if they're really doing a good job or not. It's a really good way to find out if somewhere is worth going to."
  4. 6

    #7TripIt

    TripIt

    TripIt is a travel organizer that creates a full itinerary for your trip. It tells you the nearest transport options, provides you with real-time flight alerts and can even share your plans in an instant. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aarav Balasubramanium
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "TripIt is a very good app that stands out in the sea of vacation apps. I like having the ability to book right from the app. And there is also a large community available with reviews and information. The most useful thing for me has been easy sharing of my itinerary. "
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    #8Google Trips

    Google Trips
    Google Trips is a free app for travel, that allows you to organize all the info that you need in one place. It also gives you activity suggestions and daily plans for your trip. It's available for iOS and Android.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Andrea Schneider
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "This app is (mostly) awesome! All of my travel information is in one place so I never have to scramble though my emails looking for confirmation codes again. The best part is, it's all available offline. The downside is if someone were to get a hold of my phone and find out all my information at once. "
  6. 5

    #9Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "Getting lost in a another country is nothing to laugh at. Especially in countries where English is very rarely spoken. With this app, you can put your mind at ease with instant translations from almost all the languages of the world. A must have for international travel."
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    #10Skyscanner

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner is an all-in-one booking application. It lets users easily find and compare the cheapest days and months to fly with their color-coded calendar and chart view. It also runs on Windows.

    Websites

    Free

    Eric Jiang
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Great app for checking flights and getting a good deal. I have used it multiple times now and it provides great options compared to other apps I can use. Definitely worth the try if you have not already!"

Summary

Best What are the best vacation apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hotels.comApps 92 Free
2BookingWebsites 58 Free
3HotelTonight Apps 21 Free
4AirbnbWebsites 15 Free
5TripAdvisor Hotels RestaurantsApps 12 Free
6YelpApps 11 Free
7TripItApps 6 Free
8Google TripsApps 6 Free
9Google TranslateApps 5 Free
10SkyscannerWebsites 5 Free
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