Smartphones Apps Help You Get Around Hawaii

Please Note: Driving while texting, holding, and using handheld electronic devices is illegal in Hawaii. So, let your passengers be responsible for the research we suggest here, pull over, or make your plans before driving yourself.

You should take full advantage of your rental car. Some great smartphone apps can improve your vacation and the accompanying driving in Hawaii. We’ve listed the favorites we take advantage of when we travel. While we have company iPhones, these apps are generally available for all smartphones.

 Find a nearby gas station and the best-priced gas for your rental.

GasBuddy will help you out. Hands down, it’s the favorite gas app available. The app is current, and it’s free.

 No GPS available for your rental car?

Google Maps is your portable answer to finding your way. Downloadable for free, Google Maps is also hands-free. It loads quickly and works like GPS, providing a voice to its turn-by-turn directions. Those who use an aging GPS will appreciate its accuracy.

 Want to find a suitable island restaurant?

Many of you probably have used Yelp on your home computer to help you decide on a restaurant. Now, try the free Yelp app. while you travel. Reviews tend to be accurate; you can find hours, cuisine styles and price ranges that will please your vacation mood.

The OpenTable free app allows you to make reservations from your smartphone. To be listed, restaurants must apply for inclusion, so not all restaurants are included. For example, we recently found our favorite Poipu Kauai restaurant listed there but noticed another similar one is not in the listings.

 Are there good weather apps that I can use in Hawaii?

A great and free Weather Underground app is available for Android or iPhone. Wunderground, as it’s popularly known, provides today’s and the week’s weather in Hawaii and worldwide.

The Weather Channel’s free app is available for a wide variety of smartphones and additionally provides airport delay reports.

Whatever you do, have fun on your Hawaiian Island vacation. It’s nice to put your electronic devices away when you’re relaxing. But, have apps at the ready– those that will enhance your holiday, make your travels simpler and ones that find ways to complete necessary tasks quicker.