Earlier this week I wrote about the importance of apps for a road trip. I thought it would be good to share some of my favorite free road trip apps to give you an idea of where to start.

top 5 free road trip apps

Top 5 Free Road Trip Apps (according to Amber)

5: Road Ninja

Downloads available for: Android and iOS.

Find restaurants, gas stations and points of interest near every highway exit. You can also see real-time gas prices.

4: Sky Map

Downloads available for: Android.

Whether you’re camping out or just taking a midnight stroll this app is a must have. Sky Map uses GPS data, compass data and the date/time to display planets and constellations able to be seen where you are.

3: Hotels by Me

Downloads available for: Android and iOS.

No matter the reason this app shows you real-time pricing and availability for nearby hotels. You’ll also have ratings from TripAdvisor to help make your decision.

2: RoadTrippers

Downloads available for: iOS.

The biggest secrets are usually the most coveted. This app finds those obscure attractions and shops along your route.

1: OpenTable

Downloads Available for: Android and iOS.

Eating is one of my favorite parts of a road trip. This app lets you make a reservation no matter where you are. The only downside I’ve noticed is that a restaurant needs to opt in to be part of the service. Hopefully more will jump on board. You can search for available locations by price, cuisine and rating.

Do you have a favorite road trip app?