Mid-terms are over, spring break season is upon us, and many college students are currently in the process of planning a trip or are already touring the country with the goal of having some fun during their time off. While there's already plenty to do during this period, there's a number of Android apps that can help you make the most of your time, whether by facilitating some activity or giving you something new to do. So, below you'll find the top ten best Android apps for this year's spring break, listed in no particular order.
Find My Friends
Spring break is the time to let go and have some fun and if you're a social person, you'll likely want to do that among friends. While you and your friends certainly already use at least one messaging app, Find My Friends will allow you to not only communicate but also share your location with your social circles. A mobile tool such as this one can be invaluable when traveling with a group of friends as you'll likely split at one point and Find My Friends will allow you to quickly regroup before you continue your adventures.
Your spring break will probably involve some traveling and regardless of your preferred means of transportation, you'll want some entertainment along the way. Music is the perfect way to fight boredom during long trips and Spotify Music is one of the best Android apps for accomplishing that. In addition to streaming, Spotify Music also allows you to download songs and albums for offline use, so you'll be able to listen to your favorite tunes even when you don't have an Internet connection.
While spring break is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, it's also an apt period to find that special someone or simply do some casual dating with no strings attached. If you agree, there's hardly a better Android app that will help you accomplish your dating ambitions than Tinder. Even if you aren't necessarily interested in dating, a recently introduced Tinder feature will allow you to use the app to quickly meet up with friends and invite other groups to join you in your adventures, making this one of the best apps to have around when spring break kicks off.
OpenTable: Restaurants Near Me
Spring break may be the time to party, but that doesn't mean you should live on fast food for weeks. Restaurants aren't necessarily the cheapest option when it comes to buying food, but it's certainly possible to find some affordable ones in your vicinity and have a nice meal in between your other spring break activities. OpenTable: Restaurants Near Me allows you to do just that as it boasts one of the largest databases of restaurants in the world, so it's definitely worth checking out.
If driving around isn't your preferred method of transportation and you still want to do some traveling during spring break, you'll probably opt to fly somewhere. However, flights can be expensive, which is where Airbnb comes into play as this app provides you with a simple way of not only booking flights but even planning your entire trips, right down to the tiniest details.
TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants
If you're looking for a more user-curated traveling app to help you plan your spring break, look no further than TripAdvisor, a mobile tool that boasts millions of user reviews and other content that will assist you before your trip, regardless of whether you're looking to explore the country or travel abroad. Once you've planned your trip, the app will also allow you to make the necessary arrangements seeing how it can be used to book flights, hotels, and restaurant reservations.
Those interested in exploring foreign countries during spring break might want to learn some basic phrases that will help them get around while abroad. Duolingo is a fantastic way to do that as it's one of the most efficient Android apps for language learning. Better yet – it's completely free, so anyone who's looking to learn another language during this year's spring break would be wise to at least check it out before investing money in alternatives.
Once you've arrived at your spring break party destination, you'll probably want to move around quite a bit in the coming days, so if you prefer to spend your time partying instead of walking, you'll want to move efficiently. Uber is a great way to do that regardless of whether you're spending your spring break in the country or are traveling abroad, so instead of automatically hailing a local taxi, you should considering ordering an Uber if one's available. Chances are – it will be.
Hotel Tonight – Amazing Deals
If you don't have enough time to meticulously plan your trip or are just spontaneous by nature, you might find yourself in a situation in which you don't have a place to spend the night during your spring break. That's when you'll want to have Hotel Tonight on your phone as this Android app will allow you to quickly find a room at some nearby hotel without paying over the top for it.
Fuelio: Gas log & costs
If flying or being driven around isn't your cup of tea and you're still interested in traveling during spring break, chances are you'll take the wheel yourself and hit the road. Gas isn't as cheap as it used to be, so having an easy-to-use tool for tracking and managing your gas consumption is something that's certainly worth considering. Fuelio: Gas log & costs is one such app that can help you save some money during long road trips, so do check it out if your spring break will involve driving for extended periods.