Planning, booking, and taking a trip is a long process. A lot of details go into packing up shop and moving somewhere else for a few days, let alone weeks. But stress no more! We’ve compiled 10 of the best vacation apps for Android devices, thinking of everything right down to the food.
We hope you find this list helpful as you begin to plan and take vacations. Whether you want to stay at a cozy cabin in Montana or at a hotel in busy downtown Chicago, this list has it all.
On Airbnb, homeowners rent out their spaces for extremely affordable prices. With their app you can find a place to stay at any time, whether you’re planning months ahead or need somewhere to bunk for the night. If you’re not well acquainted with a specific area, they offer directions and maps as well! Airbnb is the perfect option for business trips, a weekend away, or an extended-stay. With so many amazing hosts, you’ll find yourself coming back to Airbnb for every trip.
We’ve all been there. Something’s come up, and suddenly you need a room halfway across the country tonight. Don’t worry, though, because HotelTonight’s Android app takes away the stress and struggle of last-minute trips. Price, find, and book your hotel in mere minutes so that you have a reliable, reputable place to stay as soon as you get there. HotelTonight, a team of experienced travelers, partner with only the best hotels to provide an incredible and affordable stay, specifically for spontaneous, last-minute trips.
Stay anywhere in the world with TripAdvisor. Instead of booking your trip through different avenues, you can line up flights and hotels straight from the app. Find restaurants in the area, or even plan your entire schedule ahead of time with their “Things to Do in ___” feature, which also offers pricing for the different activities. TripAdvisor is more than booking. It’s your whole trip, all in one app!
GrubHub is your app for takeout and food delivery on vacation. With more than 30,000 restaurants to order from, you can use GrubHub basically anywhere. The process is simple: enter in what you want to eat, choose a restaurant, pick your food, pay, and that’s it! Ready for pickup by the time you get there, or have it delivered to your room.The best part? No more trying to remember what you liked from a certain place—GrubHub saves your orders so you know exactly what you had. If that’s not customer service, I don’t know what is!
If you’re booking your stay with the Booking.com app, you’re not going to be disappointed! Simply punch in the size of your travelling party, where you want to go, how many rooms, for how many nights, and they’ll calculate the price of your entire stay, right then and there. No more trying to figure out how much this or that will cost—it’s all there. With endless places to stay, ratings, and reviews, find the perfect place and price for your next trip.
It doesn’t get more specific than the Expedia app. Choose a custom travel package unique to your preferences. Staying with a friend and only need a hotel for a night? Choose that, too! Get your flight, rental car, and cruise lined up ahead of time through the Expedia app with deals you won’t find anywhere else, including $25 off your $100+ first hotel booking exclusively through the app. Take vacations and earn rewards while doing it with Expedia.
With HomeAway, the name says it all. If you’re looking for a home away from home, whether it be for your annual vacay or a quick trip across the country, HomeAway has exactly what you’re looking for. HomeAway offers an exceeding amount of filters so that you can find whatever you have in mind. Location, price range, size/number of guests, date, pets or no, and so much more. Looking for a cabin in the mountains to rent for a week or a condo on the beach to stay in for the summer? That’s no problem. With the app, easily book your trip, communicate with the homeowners, and map out the best vacation of the year!
The KAYAK Flights, Hotels, and Cars app will keep your whole trip organized straight from your smartphone. KAYAK is everything it says it is—find deals on flights, hotels, and cars—everywhere. New York, Rome, England. . . you name it. Use the trip planner, set reminders, and even keep up with your flight timeline so you never miss a beat! KAYAK also lists competitive prices from many different booking sites, so you can choose to book at the lowest rate possible.
Skyscanner is an expert in finding you the best flights, for the most reasonable prices. Choose your country, airport, and add in little details like round-trip or one way, how many tickets you’ll need, what class you’ll be flying in, etc, and they’ll calculate the best prices and packages over the next month. Fly anywhere in the world, for less! They even offer an “everywhere” feature if you’re not quite sure what the plan is yet, so you can be well-prepared ahead of time.
Last but certainly not least, one of the best apps you’ll download for your vacation is OpenTable. Nothing’s worse than being in a new city, stomach growling, and unsure what all of these crazy restaurants are like. With OpenTable, find restaurants that cater to whatever kind of trip you’re taking—a romantic getaway, family vacation, or a business trip. Search by cuisine, reserve tables, read menus, or check out reviews ahead of time so you get exactly what you’re looking for!
These are truly the best vacation apps available on Android, allowing you to find almost any resource on your trip, whether that be finding a place to stay, catching a plane on short notice, finding a hip location to eat, and more. There’s something here for everybody! HotelTonight is perfect for finding those last-minute hotels, Skyscanner will find you some of the cheapest flights in the area, and KAYAK will easily help you find a car to rent.
Do you have a list of your own favorite vacations apps? Be sure to head on down to the comments, join the discussion, and let us know what they are!