No matter, how much time you spend on talking to your friends on social networking websites like Facebook, nothing can replace the fun and exhilaration that you can get from a real life gathering. Sharing a video with your friends at a social media website, or forwarding a text message might bring some smiles to your face, but it cannot be a substitute for the joys of sharing some side-splitting laughter and hi-fives with your friends in real.
Back in school or college days, we didn’t really need a specific place or event for a friends’ get together, but as we get old and move on to our professional lives, we become kind of sophisticated, and we can’t help but seek a reason to hangout, for example going for a movie, hitting a bar, or attending some concert taking place in your town, and it often takes quite some time before all the friends can agree on an activity or event.
Following is a list of apps, made specifically for travelers, but you can use them to look for places or bars to hang out with your friends, or even when you are planning for the events like stag party or hen parties.
If you are looking for a place to eat, drink, or party with your friends you can simply head over to where.com where you will find everything including restaurants, fast food, pizza points, dinner theaters, bars, nightclubs, live music, dance floors, dive bars and piano bars in your neighborhood. For those looking for some kind of activity instead of just eating or drinking, you can find live theatres, pool halls, video game rooms, amusement parks, or even circus companies operating in your area. The android App is an extension to their website and serves pretty much the same purpose. The app works best with the larger cities like Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, etc.
Trip Advisor is one of the most popular websites for people looking for travel advice and information and they have come up with a very handy App for Android users (remember that their user base consists of more than 100 million users). Once you’ve downloaded and installed this App on your Smartphone, you will get the information like restaurants, things to do on your mobile. Or you can simply select the option of “near me now” to find places near the address that you have entered.
While this particular App is meant solely for people living or travelling to New York, there are apps catering other cities as well by the same developer, for example Things to do in London, Time Out Mockba, or Paris, while we can expect them to add more cities in future. If you happen to live in one of these cities, you can install the relevant app to find concerts, bars, film openings, and the likes in your own city for a perfect night out. Or you can simply search at Android market with your city name, and you might find one or two apps for your own city.
As the name suggest, this App lets you find music concert taking place in your town. It can also recommend live music concerts based on your favorite artists or music genre, and you can share an upcoming concert with your friends to finalize the plan and to make sure everybody is on board. Once all of your friends have shown the willingness, you can proceed to purchase tickets for the concert through this app, without having to sign up.
Another similar app, but it doesn’t stop at concerts, this app will let you discover everything from live music concerts to festivals. It’s a great app to decide exactly what to do and where to go at your night out with friends. Apart from the events, the app will let you locate a restaurant or bar near the event so you can enjoy the event and then stop at some restaurant or bar on your way back to make it a thoroughly enjoyable outing.