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Apps For Traveling in New York

Jun 10th 2013

Exploring New York City can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned travelers. With the hustle and bustle pace of the city, it’s a good idea to know where you are going, but how do you do that in a city you’ve never been to? Or how do you decide where to go? And how to get there? The answer is your smart phone. Apps were created for just this, to make things easier and solve the problems you didn’t know you had!

There are several NYC specific apps to do just that. Whether you are trying to figure out how to get somewhere, looking for a place to grab a bite or looking for New York’s hidden gems, this list of apps will help you navigate in a New York City minute.

CabSense NYCHailing a cab just got easier. Shake your phone and this app will whistle for you and flash. It will help you find the best nearby location to hail a cab based on the time of day and day of the week by using NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission date.

New York City Essential Guide – Overwhelmed and just not sure what to do or see? This app helps you to narrow down the sightseeing options. It also features 12 self-guided walking tours and tips to help make your trip more affordable.

iTrans NYC Subway – Find the fastest route between any two stations in the city!  Think of this app as your subway gps.

Citysearch – So many things, so little time! Find information on bars, restaurants, shopping, local business listings and maps of everything in your current neighborhood.

New York City Compass – For the times you can’t tell which way is up and which is down, this app will help you navigate the ins and outs of the city.

Best Parking – Are you driving yourself? Find the cheapest and most convenient spots near you when you are on the road.

NYC Tip – Not sure how much to leave your server? This app will help you calculate tips for meals and other services using standard tipping percentages.

These apps are sure to ease the stress of planning out your day-to-day activities in the city that never sleeps!