The start of school is right around the corner, and those lazy days of summer will soon come to a close. If you haven't yet taken the opportunity to go on a little vacation, time is running out.
And when you do, take your smartphone.
We know — usually, folks want to turn their gadgets OFF when taking a little R&R. But smartphones — or rather, the apps available for them — can actually make your experience that much more enjoyable. Many cities have tourism apps just waiting for you to download and start exploring. Observe:
This app lets you discover and share different places in your own city, thus creating a socially interactive map that others can use to explore and discover great things to do and great deals to take advantage of.
This site serves up a whole gallery of apps to use while explore Chicago, from a dining and entertainment apps to transportation and currency tools.
This official tourism app of the city of New Orleans tells you about the latest events going on in the city, then shows you how to get there.
This app offers a series of self-guided tours through Washington D.C., covering history, art, tours for kids, and more.
What other tourism apps do you love to use?