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Road Trip, Part 6

Road Trip, Part 6
by Gary Woods

Since we've talked generically about travel apps it's time to get specific. If you're going to New York check out NYC Travel Guide. For $1.99 you get 20 handpicked must-visit locations like restaurants, specialty boutiques, coffee shops and bars. If you're looking for events there's Stash a free app featuring gallery openings, tech evens, street fairs, DJ appearances, outdoor movies and more.

And if you want to see a show there's tkts another free app which links directly to the display boards of NYC's three TKTS Discount Booths. It gives you real-time listings of each day's tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, dance performances and concerts.

In San Francisco there's Sosh which gives you personalized recommendations for dining, local bars, art events and outdoor activities. The app also has a bookmark feature so you can mark an item for later perusal.

If you're using public transportation which is the only way to get around San Francisco then get Routesy which features real-time arrival and scheduling info. Routesy is free unless you want it without ads in which case it's $4.99.

When you want to see the sites of the city then get San Francisco Travel Guide by Triposo. It's free and will get you to the city's monuments and day-trip destinations just outside SF.

Then if all you want to do is eat get Food Gal's Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Restaurants. Yet another free app features reviews by Carolyn Jung a James Beard Award winning food writer and Bay Area local.

Next week London and Paris!

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and he is a Broker/Associate at Sotheby's International Realty.