The Best 5 Apps for Your Galveston Road Trip


Summer time is the best time for a road trip to Galveston Island. Before hitting the road, hit up the app store and check out these five apps that will help make your journey one of the best parts of your vacation.

Gas Buddy:
This app saves time and money by finding the closest and cheapest gas stations based on current location. Users can search by city, state and zip code for real time gas prices updated by fellow users. Gas Buddy awards points and prizes to those who report gas prices.

Whether you are looking for an auto shop to fix a tire or a lunch spot in the next town, Yelp will find “just the place.” This app ranks businesses in categories such as restaurants, service stations, shopping and more based on reviews and tips submitted by fellow Yelp users. Rely on real person reviews and pictures to make the decision.

This free community-driven traffic and navigation app is the largest of its kind. Drivers can use Waze to gain access to real-time traffic updates, alternate routes and nearby gas stations based on their location. How does this work? When users drive with the app open, Waze uses a driver’s actual speed to report traffic jams. Meaning that the information shared on Waze is from real users traveling the same roads you are. Users can also select custom voices to lead their navigation, such as a boy band or Elvis Presley.

No trip is complete without tunes! Spotify is a streaming music app with a library of more than 20 million songs. Search any artist, album or track to instantly listen to or build a playlist. Spotify offers a premium account that allows unlimited plays and skips as well as an ad free experience. This app also includes personalized recommendations based on your listening habits.

Plan the ultimate road trip with this app’s RV-friendly feature. Users can map out their route online and sync it to their phone for easy navigation. This app is loaded with reviews and tips from travel writers and locals, providing insider information on attractions, restaurants and offbeat places.