The Best iPhone Travel Apps
Find a bathroom, cheap gas, or a hiking trail wherever you are
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 11:12 AM CST
An iPhone 3G running CoPilot Live by ALK Technologies, Inc. is displayed at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – If you’re traveling for the holidays, it should come as no surprise that the iPhone can be a handy tool. Michelle Higgins lists some of the best travel-friendly apps in the New York Times:

  • HearPlanet, $4.99: Text and recorded commentary for 250,000 attractions and landmarks worldwide.
  • SitOrSquat, free: Need a bathroom stat? Find the nearest toilet, or, if you’re picky, check out restroom ratings.
  • Gas Buddy, $2.99: One of the best apps for finding cheap gas on the road, but there are many others available for free.

  • AccuTerra, free: Hiking, biking, and snowmobile maps for the US, including wildlife refuges and national parks. Warning: The maps themselves cost anywhere from 99 cents to $4.99.
  • Not Four Tourists, $4.99 each: The popular guidebook series comes to the iPhone, complete with insider tips on shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
  • Skype or Truphone, free: Make cheap international calls over WiFi.
  • Disney World Wait Times, 99 cents: Users supply the app with wait time info so you can make an educated decision about which land to visit next.

For the complete list, click the link at right.