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When traveling the South, it’s best to see the region by car, as it allows you to take the back roads and discover some truly unique places. Take some of our favorite routes, like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Natchez Trace Parkway, or Coastal Highway 17. No matter where you’re headed, enjoy the ride with peace of mind by downloading these road trip-friendly smartphone apps.
Maps.me– This is our favorite of the mapping apps because it allows for offline access. Simply download a country map while you have WiFi and pin the important landmarks. You can also route your journey, just like with Google Maps.
Amazon Music– Prime members can listen to free music with their subscription using this app. You can make playlists and download for offline use as well. Add in some Southern artists for the perfect soundtrack to your road trip. Might we recommend some Otis Redding or Elvis? Audible audiobooks are another good road trip amenity.
Urgent.ly– If you get a flat tire or have car trouble in an unfamiliar town, this app summons a tow truck, just as Uber does for a taxi. They come prepared to jump your car, change a tire, or bring you fuel. The app also features easy payment options.
Hotel Tonight– You don’t have to book everything in advance, as spontaneity is what makes road trips so fun. Find a bargain on that evening’s hotel room using this app, which finds you last-minute rates. You might get lucky!
Foursquare– Everyone has their favorite app to find a nearby restaurant and this is mine. Read reviews on local eateries and find out what comes recommended before you sit down to order. You can also look at the map view to see what’s closest to where you are. Find the best Delta tamales or Louisiana’s freshest crawfish!
What are your must-have travel apps?