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Dallas Travel Apps That Will Help You Live Large

“Live Large.  Think Big.”

Dallas’s city slogan may be more about Texas in general than it is about Dallas, but you can be sure that big style travel plans are well attainable for any person that chooses to make a quick getaway to the Big D.  In order to make the slogan a reality, however, some help might be warranted.

If you haven’t slaved over preparing the perfect Dallas itinerary for weeks in advance of your trip, chances are you might arrive and then miss out on some awesome things to do – things that might be right under your nose.

That’s where travel apps come in handy, as they give you quick access to information on what to do and see wherever in the world you might be (in this case:  Dallas).

Here are some Dallas travel apps to download for help with that upcoming trip:

Visit Dallas – Travel Companion: The Visit Dallas app was actually prepared by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, which means you can bet this app will contain the information you need in order to find the best of the city’s best.  It gives the user the opportunity to search for local events, find special deals and mark items as favorites for future reference.  This app isn’t done yet, either.  In future releases, they plan to integrate social media and use GPS to find nearby dining and events.  The app is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Price:  Free (Download)

Smart Maps – Dallas: Smart Maps Dallas version offers users a good offline resource to the city of Dallas.  It includes offline maps, offline search and offline tips and sight information.  If you have a GPS-enabled device, Smart Maps will even track you on a map and help you find locations around you to visit.  It is available on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Price: $.99 (Download)

Dallas Travel Guide: Dallas Travel Guide is another great offline app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  It comes with an offline directory of information of what to do, where to stay, shopping, entertainment and transportation for the city of Dallas.  The app also explores the city’s different regions such as North Dallas, Oak Cliff, Uptown and West Dallas.  Currated by WikiTravel. Price: $.99 (Download)

Dallas:  Travel Guide: This Dallas travel guide app is the best on the list when it comes to both features and design.  It is a very visually-pleasing app that is packed with itineraries, information on things to do and AR (Augmented Reality).  AR is a unique feature that allows you to use your iPhone to scan a 360 degree circle of where you are standing and see real-time information on what there is to do nearby and how to get there.  This app works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Price:  $4.99 (Download)

 

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