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Kill It With Tech: 10 Apps To Help Plan That Romantic Getaway

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | February 12, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 10 Apps To Help Plan That Romantic Getaway

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Love is in the air, which usually means the frustration of finding a reservation and booking a weekend getaway is around the corner.

Cupid isn’t always the best wingman. However, love doesn’t have to stink, because we are back with another week of remedies for specific travel conundrums.

This week we decided to offer up a few suggestions that might alleviate the issues that arise from planning a romantic getaway. It could be a trip within your own city or a flashy thrill ride out of state.

Whatever the case, the following should help in some capacity. Now this is just the start, so please feel free to offer up your own suggestions of apps you might use to make sure the spotlight is on the love and not the behind-the-scenes mess that goes into planning a romantic holiday.

Romantic Rooms:

Hotel Tonight: If you are taking a weekend getaway on a whim, you might consider this app that finds you last-second deals in the area. Your procrastination may have just saved you some serious coin.

Airbnb: You’ve obviously heard of the app and website, but many of you haven’t yet used the service.

Sometimes a hotel just won’t cut it in the romance department. Here is where you can find that tucked-away bungalow or classy beachside house to enjoy.

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Priceline: This still remains one of the easiest to use apps on either mobile or tablet.

Jetsetter: Find awesome deals on resorts all around the world.


OpenTable: Calling restaurants is a painful chore that, thankfully, went away with the advent of the smartphone.

With OpenTable you can easily view availability at various restaurants and quickly grab anything that might be open. Easy peasy. 

LettuceEats: If you sign up with the app you can begin to earn points for restaurants in the area. Consider that the icing on the reservation cake.

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Foursquare and Yelp: Take these apps with a healthy grain, because you are getting suggestions from people who feel the need to give 600 words to every restaurant, diner and hole in the wall they visit.

With that said, these are unbelievable assets to find what might be lurking in an unfamiliar area. Use them wisely.

Date Ideas:

WingIt: Continually popping up in more and more cities, this app scours social media to find some of those events you might not be aware of, giving you a truly rare experience outside the touristy norm.

FunSpotter: Currently in just a select number of cities, this app will regale you with fun ideas when you want to get out of the house or hotel for some outdoor fun.


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