Here is a list of 5 free travel guide apps for iPhone which will help you in planning your trips.
These apps displays the map, routes, places to visit, hotels, restaurants, photos, and many different aspects which play a vital role in any trip. If you are a traveler or planning to travel in future, then these apps can prove to be a real boon for you and ultimately enrich your travelling experience. These apps cover almost all the locations of the World which anyone would like to visit during his lifetime.
1. TripAdvisor Offline City Guides:
The first travel guide apps for iPhone is TripAdvisor Offline City Guides. This app supports 31 cities of Europe, 26 cities of North America, 15 cities of Asia & Australia, 6 cities of Central & South America, and 4 cities of Middle East & Africa. The best part of the app is that it lets you download the guide so that you can use them even when offline. Each of the cities guide includes Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions, Suggested Itineraries, Nightlife, Shopping, and Tours/Tickets. Each guide also has a section called Learn About the City which tells you about the important things related to that particular city. Besides this, you can also view the map of the city as well as make postcard, mark check-in, and write review about the city.
The second travel guide app for iPhone is Zagat. This app is a product of Google, Inc. to help travellers with their travelling preparations. As of now, the app only supports cities of United States and a few popular travel destinations. Some of the cities supported by the app are: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Barcelona, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Madrid, Vancouver, Venice, etc. You just need to tap on name of the location for which you want the guide. The app displays the information via Google Maps. You can find the Shopping, Hotels, Restaurants, and Nightlife places directly from the map. On tapping any of the shown places, you can check the Zagat Score for that particular place to get an idea of the location. The app also offers various filter criteria for shortlisting the best places which varies with the type of place you are looking for.
3. Fotopedia Heritage:
Fotopedia Heritage is the third travel guide app in the list. The main USP of the app is that it is developed with the cooperation of UNESCO Word Heritage Center. As the name suggests, this app is the Wikipedia of photos in terms of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other locations. The app has two main sections: Start Here and Stories. The Start Here section displays the best heritage site from across the World. The heritage sites are displayed to you in the form of a slideshow. It also displays the city and continent location for each heritage sites. You can also view the location on the map, get detailed info about it, share the photo with your friends or set it as wallpaper, and even add the locations to your favorites.
The Stories section lets you view the info about different locations including the photos shared by other travellers. This sections has a very wide collection of photos for any location. You can also use this app to donate to UNESCO.
The fourth travel guide app for iPhone in the list is Gogobot. This app requires you to enter the categories which describes you more accurately (as a traveller). Some of the categories are: Adventure Travelers, Art & Design Lovers, Budget Travelers, Business Travelers, etc. You can choose as many categories you want. The app uses the categories, selected by you, to display the relevant places. The app has four main sections: Hotels, Things To Do, Restaurants, and More Categories. The More Categories includes almost every other category about which you can think practically.
The app has a feature called Trip Plan which you can use to make your personalized travel plan. You can add your destination, trip date, and the places where you will stay or visit during your trip.
The last travel guide app in the list is the official app of Stay.com with the same name. This app lets you create your own customized travel guide based on your preference and requirements. You just need to mention the name of destination and app displays the various sources to create the travel guide. To create the guide, simply surf the app to get the desired locations and other details. After this, you can add any of them to your guide by tapping on the Add To Guide option.
The app also lets you download the map of any location for using it even when offline.
This completes my list of 5 free travel guide apps for iPhone. Now, you don’t need to worry about how will you manage in a new city and you will also not miss any of the attractions of any place. All these 5 apps are unique and useful in their own way. I was impressed with each of the app so much that I couldn’t pick up any single winner but you are most welcome to share the name of the app which impressed you the most.