Plan A Perfect Evening With Your iPad
Some people are great at planning and entertaining. Others need some help. If planning a night out makes you stressed and overwhelmed, browse this AppList for ways to make your brainstorming easier.
Make sure the weather is right for whatever you're planning. Magical Weather is beautiful and informative. Add as many locations as you want and see the weather in all of your bookmarks at once. Alternatively, you can select a specific location and swipe through the whole day to see what the weather will be.
Florist Now- Send Flowers from Anywhere using Local Florists. Same Day Delivery! Easy, Fast and Cheap!
If you are planning on a romantic evening, surprise your date in advance with flowers. Florist Now makes it easy to send flowers from anywhere through local florists. They offer same day delivery and competitive pricing. The app is simple and there are no ads that you have to weave through. Browse flowers by occasion, popularity, and pricing so that you aren't spending too much time trying to find the perfect arrangement.
Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes
If you want your next evening out to be a movie night, there is no better app than Movies by Flixster. It will find the theaters closest to you and show you all available showtimes. If you are looking for a specific title, you can search through this method as well. Need help finding a theater? This app provides you a phone number and address with every location. Need to know if this movie is worth watching? Everything is integrated with Rotten Tomatoes, so you can immediately see which movies are "fresh" and which ones are "rotten."
Viator Tours & Activities
Want to do something a little more unusual than a movie? Sometimes it's fun to be a tourist. Get to know your own city with Viator, which collects tour, attraction, and event information near you. Browse through all the things happening around you for inspiration and if you'd like to do one, the app works to find coupons or deals for it.
It used to be hard to justify the purchase of things like dancing classes or sky diving lessons, but with the advent of sites like LivingSocial, you can afford to splurge a little. Buy tickets, vacation packages, and restaurant certificates at a huge discount with the LivingSocial app. With the app, you can purchase things in-app and get alerts for deals that are cropping up throughout the day.
Make the night extra memorable with a concert. See what shows are playing near you with Bandisintown Concerts. After you sign in with your Facebook account (this is necessary), you can scan your iTunes library, get recommendations, and RSVP.
Need an excuse to get closer during the evening? Download Fingle and let your fingers do the flirting with suggestive puzzles. The concept, rules, and effects are similar to Twister, only instead of your limbs, you use your fingers. This app comes with more than 100 levels full of fun and hand intertwining.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
Cooking for your significant other makes for a more special and intimate evening. Sort through thousands of recipes on Epicurious by difficulty, time, type, or ingredients to find the perfect recipe. Some of them don't even require cooking, just assembly. If you don't want to be rushed the day of, search for a recipe than can be made ahead of time.
Urbanspoon for iPad
Don't feel like or have time to cook? Urbanspoon gathers user-submitted reviews so you can find the perfect place to eat out. Filter restaurants around you through cuisine, cost, and neighborhood. If you have a hard time deciding and need some inspiration, simply shake your iPad and the app pulls up a slot machine that randomizes your search.
Decided on a restaurant? Use OpenTable to find hours, browse menus, and make reservations. Best of all, with every reservation you make with the site, you earn points that you can later use for gift certificates. Unlike many reservation sites, OpenTable is available for most restaurants and includes a review feature so you can let other diners know how your meal went.
Sometimes great nights can turn bad if you indulge too much, especially when romance is involved. Keep that from happening with iDrinkSmarter. Look up what your BAC is before, during, or after you drink to make sure you have a good time and get home safely.
Don't have anyone to go out with tonight or you'd rather hang out with a group? Try MeetUp and find like-minded people in your area to go to events or restaurants. As a bonus, some groups get discounted group rates for admission when going to high profile local events.
Had a little too much fun and need a ride home? With just a few clicks, you get access to Taxi Magic's database of taxis in over 4,000 cities across North America. Even better, you have the option to pay at booking with a credit card (for a $1.50 fee) before your taxi even gets to your door.
Perhaps you're not ready to end your night? Well, then, don't head home. Instead, use Hotel Tonight to book last-minute hotel rooms at great prices and keep the night young. While this app isn't available for use everywhere, it is certainly expanding at a fast rate.