Do you thrive in warmer weather? Summer is a great time to pursue your favorite outdoor activities, just gather your friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the world around you!
These six apps for the summer will maximize your time in the great outdoors with the latest info on nearby events, weather, and more. If you need something to do, just grab your phone and head out the door.
AllTrails lets you explore 50,000 hiking and mountain biking trails curated by over 3 million outdoor enthusiasts!
Just don’t forget to grab RedHead Granite Peak Waterproof Hiking Boots, walking poles, and technical gear before you leave!
Summer is prime time for enjoying live music. Bandsintown Concerts helps find when your favorite artists will be around, and allows you to browse upcoming tour dates for any artist. This awesome app can even scan your music library to learn your tastes and figure out which artists to track. Once you find an upcoming show, you can purchase tickets through LiveNation, and share the hottest gigs with your friends.
Stargazing is a fun (and free) family activity. Grab a blanket and this super lightweight CELESTRON Travel Scope 70, and lie out underneath the night sky. SkyView lets you leave the astronomy books at home by turning the average person into an expert. Simply point your phone or tablet at the sky, and you’ll be able to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more.
Leafsnap is the perfect app to use during outdoor activities. This electronic field guide has been developed by professional researchers. Take photographs of leaves and let the app use its visual recognition abilities to identify the trees. Use it for a scavenger hunt to see who can identify the most species correctly!
Trusting weather reports in your city or state can be hit-or-miss; Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art technology to predict weather at your exact location. Anyone can participate in making the hyperlocal forecasts even more accurate by sharing the weather where they’re standing.
It’s a great idea to spread the word about Dark Sky, but until you get around to everyone, you might want to keep the super-compact Davek Traveler in your bag—just in case.
Project Noah is one of those apps for the summer that kids are going to love!
Grab a Geosafari Jr. Bright Eyes magnifying glass and camera, and hit the trail in search of wildlife.
This app allows them to manage their discoveries, go on missions, and earn patches. Download it to turn your little one into an official “citizen scientist.” You’ll have fun with this one, too.
Ready to take advantage of all the outdoor activities the season has to offer? Grab one (or all!) of these cool apps for the summer today!