10 Best Travel Apps for A Jaunt in NYC

Even as a native New Yorker I depend on my many apps to navigate this vast city. Always something new to check out and something new to do, I love being an explorer in my own backyard but as efficiency is key and finding a deal along the way makes it even better!

Need a place to stay? Download Hotel Tonight [iPhone] [Android] and find amazing last minute deals at top-rated hotels as far as 7 days out. They always have a ton of photos so you know exactly what you’re getting. Use my promo code SCHAN177 and get $25 off your first booking.

Did you drive in? While mass-transit is best for New York City (NYC), a great way to find free street parking or cheap garage parking is to download Best Parking [iPhone] [Android]. Using your GPS it can tell you parking conditions in your current area. It can also search by neighborhood or exact address as well as narrow down to your arrival and departure times.

HopStop [iPhone] [Android] is a pain-free way to navigate the city like a pro. This app finds the quickest route to your destination whether it’s walking/biking, bus or train. Compliment it with the MTA Subway Time app [iPhone] [Android] and you won’t miss a thing in NYC because of delays or train work!

CitiBike [iPhone] [Android] is one of the best ways to see and navigate the city. Just strap on a backpack with your essentials and you’re off! No schedules to follow, train delays to worry about and thousands of CitiBike docks throughout the city.

Feeling fancy? Have your private Uber [iPhone] [Android] driver pick you up when you’re ready to hit your next destination. I love being able to choose what type of car picks me up.  When I’ve got my whole clan with me, an SUV is a great option. Use my invite code, 8ay6m, and get a free ride up to $20. Redeem it at https://www.uber.com/invite/8ay6m

Download Savoured [iPhone] [Android] to snap up reservations at some of NYC’s hottest and timeless restaurants. It combines the savvy of Open Table and Zagat’s ratings to find your perfect next meal. Get notifications of discounts as well!

Who has time to wait in line at TKTS for bargain Broadway tickets when there’s so much to do and see in NYC? Download Today Tix app [iPhone] [Android] and score last minute, discounted tickets to some of Broadway’s hottest shows like Lion King, Kinky Boots and Phantom. Use filters to find what’s you’re looking for and score the best seats in your chosen section. Enter my code HCHXK at checkout and you’ll save $20 off your first order on TodayTix!

We love NYTimes – The Scoop [iPhone] [Android] for a guide of the hottest restaurants, bars, art exhibits and even suggestions on what to do with kids in NYC. It also has suggestions for quick day trips right outside of the city.

Got room for only one app? While it might be time to clean up your smart phone, download NYC Way [only on iPhone].  This 60-in-1 app has all the essentials for survival in the Big Apple. Locate 24-hour pharmacies, wi-fi hot-spot locations, nearby local events, as well as local news alerts and much much more.

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