Maximize experience and minimize stress on your SoBe getaway by organizing your stay on your smartphone. From a personal packing assistant to daily itineraries catered to your whims, we’ve rounded up some of the best travel apps for when you’re on-the-go in Miami.
Miami’s beautiful tropical weather is mostly predictable, but that won’t stop you from second guessing what to pack for your trip to South Beach. PackPoint allows you to surrender that burden and let the packing planner app do the work for you. The app looks at the forecast for your upcoming trip, asks you to select activities you have planned (beach time, WPH’s complimentary yoga classes, dancing, etc), and then offers up a list of essentials based on your selections. Make the list your own by adding or removing items of your choice. PackPoint allows you to pack only what you need, avoid excess, and free up luggage space for SoBe souvenirs.
In a city where Spanish is spoken by roughly 60% of the population, downloading the Google Translate app will help you make the most of your visit to Miami’s Little Havana and Little Haiti neighborhoods. The newest Google Translate update allows users to snap a photo that features text, highlight it, and then translate it to your language of choice. Along with translating menus and store signs with ease to help you order a cup of Cuban coffee like a pro, Google Translate has a voice feature for conversing and a writing option for additional assistance.
Lincoln Road Mall Guide
Once declared ‘Luxury Lane’, the iconic Lincoln Road once catered to the elite with upscale shops and eateries. Now at over 100 years old, “the Rodeo Drive of South Beach” is home to over 100 stores, restaurants, clubs, and boutique shops. The Lincoln Road Mall Guide app will get you to where you want to go without getting lost. The app provides detailed parking information, maps, store info, and a handy dining guide to navigate the busy pedestrian mall.
Wynwood Tour Guide
It’s no secret that the Wynwood Art District is one of the most sought-after destinations in Miami, but with the myriad of colorful outdoor murals, galleries, collections, and museums, where does one begin? Let the Wynwood Tour Guide be your virtual assistant. Created by locals, the app lets you stroll the streets, brush up on artist history, and map the best restaurants and stores in this outdoor street art museum.
Miami Travel Guide
Leave the guide books at home and keep the key to the city in your pocket. Miami Travel Guide is an offline guide and map database that will show you interactive points of interests, budget-based restaurants, and entertainment hotspots. Turn your screen into a 360° view of the town to find the nearest attraction to explore. View daily itineraries depending on the length of your stay and get tips along the way to must-visit destinations like Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive, Brickell Avenue, downtown, and more.
Of course, there are tons of Miami-specific travel apps to choose from. Find the hottest events using Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, check local weather and locate the nearest park at City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation, and plan a self-guided walking tour with Miami Map and Walks.
Download the Most Recommended Travel Apps to Maximize Your Stay
Skip navigating the ins and outs of a new destination’s public transportation options while on vacation and stick with a universal ridesharing network like Uber or Lyft. We’re not saying you’ll stay out late in nightclub city, but having a personal driver in the palm of your hand for the early morning drive back to Washington Park Hotel won’t hurt. A late-night food delivery service may come in handy too. Try UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates for food at your fingertips.
For the has-it-all travel app, Google Trips saves all your reservations in one place. Create custom itineraries, get up-to-date transportation information, plan walking routes, and get recommendations on what to see, do, and eat with this mega app. Plan ahead and download ‘Miami’ before your trip begins to roam the app offline.
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