5 of our Favorite Miami Apps
Maximize experience and minimize stress on your Miami Beach getaway by organizing your stay on your smartphone. From a personal packing assistant to daily itineraries catered to your every whim, we’ve rounded up some of the best Miami apps to have when you’re on-the-go.
1. PackPoint: create your Miami packing list
Miami’s beautiful tropical weather is mostly predictable, but that won’t stop you from second guessing what to pack. PackPoint allows you to surrender that burden and let the packing planner app do the work for you. The app looks at the forecast for your upcoming trip, asks you to select the activities you have planned (like some beach time, nightclub action, or Sagamore’s beach yoga or ballet flow classes), and creates a list of essentials based on your selections. PackPoint helps you pack only what you need, avoid excess, and free up luggage space for those SoBe souvenirs.
2. Google Translate: talk like a local
In a city where Spanish is spoken by roughly 70% of the population, downloading the Google Translate app will help you make the most of your visit (especially to neighborhoods like Little Havana and Little Haiti!). The newest Google Translate update allows users to snap a photo of text and translate it to your language of choice. Along with deciphering menus and store signs, Google Translate has a writing option and a voice feature that is helpful for conversing.
3. Lincoln Road Mall Guide: navigate the shopping and dining district
Declared ‘Luxury Lane’, the iconic Lincoln Road once catered to the elite with upscale shops and eateries. Now, at over 100 years old, “the Rodeo Drive of South Beach” is home to over 100 stores, restaurants, clubs, and boutique shops. The Lincoln Road Mall Guide app will get you to where you want to go without getting lost. This Miami app provides detailed parking information, maps, store info, and a handy dining guide to navigate the busy pedestrian mall. Read more on the legendary Lincoln Road Mall on our Blog.
[Stay just steps from Lincoln Road Mall when you book your SoBe stay with The Sagamore. At the crossroads of Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue, our family-owned boutique hotel offers 101 rooms, two-story bungalows, and a spacious oceanfront penthouse.]
4. Miami’s Best Graffiti Guide: learn about every mural in Wynwood
It’s no secret that the Wynwood Art District is one of the most sought-after art destinations in the world. Let Miami’s Best Graffiti Guide be your virtual assistant. Created by the only artist-owned-and-operated tour company in Wynwood, this Miami app lets you stroll the streets, brush up on artist history, and map all of the murals in the neighborhood. Looking to delve into more of Miami’s art and design scene? Check out The Sagamore’s free, self-guided walking tour of the Art Deco District.
5. Miami Travel Guide: find the best things to do, itineraries, and maps
Leave the guide books at home and keep the key to the city in your pocket. This Miami app is an offline guide and map database that shows interactive points of interests, restaurants, and entertainment hotspots. Turn your screen into a 360° view of the town to find the nearest attraction to explore. View daily itineraries depending on the length of your stay and get tips along the way to must-visit destinations like Collins Avenue, Ocean Drive, Brickell Avenue, downtown, and more.
There are so many more Miami apps to choose from! Seek out the hottest events using the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority App, find a parking spot with the Miami Parking App, check weather information for Miami-Dade County with the South Florida WSVN 7 Weather App, track the trolley with the Miami Beach Trolley App, or plan a self-guided walking tour with the Miami Map and Walks app.
Download the Best Travel Apps to Maximize Your Stay
Skip navigating the ins-and-outs of a new destination’s public transportation options while on vacation and stick with a universal ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft. If you stay out late in ‘nightclub city’, having a personal driver in the palm of your hand for the drive back to The Sagamore won’t hurt. A late-night food delivery app may come in handy too. Try UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates for food at your fingertips.
For the has-it-all travel app, Google Trips saves all your reservations in one place. Create custom itineraries, get up-to-date transportation information, plan walking routes, and get recommendations on what to see, do, and eat with this mega app. Plan ahead and download ‘Miami’ before your trip begins to roam the app offline.
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