A Five Star Vacation in the Lone Star State: 10 Trip Apps For Austin, Texas

A Five Star Vacation in the Lone Star State: 10 Trip Apps For Austin, Texas

Jason Rodway
Mar 20, 2013

Within the heart of Texas lies a city which proudly boasts its goal to "keep things weird". And you only need to check out our archive of House Tours from Austin to realize the city lives up to its unique standards, making it a destination for lovers of music, food, art, and crafts. Here's how to get the most from the Live Music Capital of the World while in Austin from the palm of your hands...

Getting Around & Accommodations

Left: TransitTimes Austin - Right: Hotels +

TransitTimes Austin
Austin offers solid public transportation, especially useful if you're there for the vibrant bar and music venue scenes, and this app will help you maneuver through the city via Capital Metros buses and above-ground railway. With offline schedules available, you won't need to accumulate expensive roaming fees on your next phone bill while keeping tabs on when the next will be and how to efficiently commute like a true Austinite. $3
Also available for Android

Austin Hotels +
So you've arrived in Austin, but did it on a whim and don't yet have a place to stay? No problem. Hotels+ can help pinpoint lodgings, whether you want to stay in a quaint B&B or a reasonably priced hotel. An added bonus is listings for point of interests surrounding hotels so you can find somewhere to eat that's close by once you've checked-in. Free

City Maps & Shopping Guide

Left: Austin Offline Map Travel Guide - Right: Go Austin

Austin Offline Map Travel Guide
Here's a Swiss-army knife app handy for any visitor to Austin. offline map of Austin with point of interest functions thrown in for good measure. Not only will you find your way around town with ease but you'll be able to find places to eat, lodging, landmarks, museums, gas stations and more. Although it may be pricy, it's compatible cross platform so your iPad can come along for the ride as well. $5
Also available for Windows Phone

Go Austin
The Austin community promotes small businesses and if you're looking to find the best in indie retailers, Go Austin can navigate you to one-of-a-kind, local products authentically Austin. Go Austin even offers coupons and summarizes deals nearby, to save money (and headaches). Free
Also available for iOS

Tourist Attractions