Lonely Planet, a leading, trusted source for travel information, released a handy pocket companion for your next trip. Guides by Lonely Planet brings you details, tips, maps, and more for 38 cities worldwide. Launched today, Jan. 28, this new app can help you find your perfect travel destination with everything you need while you are there.
- Downloadable guides with maps for offline viewing
- Bookmarks to save places you want to visit
- Simple navigation for common spots for dining, shopping, attractions, and more
- Filter options by prices, category, and recommended locations
- Location details including contact, hours of operation, and nearby places
- Notifications for news, updates, and cities added
You can also search for locations based on your interests such as history, music, art, and others. Guides has a wonderful Need to Know section with an overview of your destination and a budget area. You can enter your daily budget and review general information for room and dining estimates, entertainment and attraction costs, and other helpful details for planning your trip.
Guides is extremely simple to use and provides a lot of information. The interface itself is slick and clean, there are sharing options for locations you find, and the details within the budget area are super handy. Overall, the app can help to ease your trip-planning process.
Guides by Lonely Planet is available for your iPhone for free on the App Store with no-in app purchases. In other news, Big changes are coming to Apple’s iPad this spring and To catch up on the news on your Apple TV, just Watchup.