Ideal Smartphone Apps for a Spring Break Staycation
It’s finally time for Spring Break, and whether you or your kids are off during March or April, now is a great time to consult those school calendars and make some fun plans. Sure, a lucky few are packing their swimsuits for a much-needed vacation, but for those of you who are staying local – or hosting out of town guests – never fear. We’ve come up with our favorite free iOS and Android apps to help you make the most out of your time off.
Eventbrite – With this app you can discover popular local events, check out recommendations, purchase tickets, and even find out what events your friends are attending. Easily locate concerts, festivals, classes, conferences, and free activities – all from your smartphone. You can also share what you’re up to via Facebook and invite more friends to join in on the fun. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
Groupon – Groupon.com brings unbeatable deals for 50–90% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities around the world. And with their smartphone app, you can access it all in the palm of your hand! Browse on-demand, real-time offers for dining experiences, spa treatments, fitness classes, and other nearby deals that are ready for immediate use. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
Active.com – Active.com is an online community for people who want to hear about, research, share, register and join the activities they love. While Active is known for connecting people with races and sports, it’s also a great resource for campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Learn about when and where your favorite activities are happening in your local area. This app is ideal for families, or just for you! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free