Free summer travel apps for iOS


Summer is here in the northern hemisphere and many probably already have their vacation plans set for a short getaway to enjoy the weather. But if you haven’t made any plans yet, I’ve gathered up some highly rated apps to help you get out of town.

This week’s collection of apps will help you plan the perfect trip. The first is a popular app that checks for the best flights to your chosen destination and looks for the best deals. The second will help you find the best food in your location once you get there. The third is a mapping and guide app that lets you download the information so you’ll never get lost — even when you have no connection on your iPhone.

Sort by Agony to make sure you don't end up with several layovers and late-night flights.

Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET)

Hipmunk (Free) takes some of the hassle out of finding the best flight by showing you several possible flights on a timeline, then letting you sort by various criteria to find the best flight for you. Like any good travel app, Hipmunk offers buttons to quickly select your departure and destination airports and the dates you want to travel, and then you can select the number of travelers. Then you hit the Search for Flights button to get the… [Read more]

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