Apps that Make San Francisco Travel Easier
Here are the best ones to optimize your next trip, whether they help you save time waiting in line, choose a restaurant, or discover the city’s lesser-known treasures.
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Make a reservation seamlessly from your mobile phone at that restaurant you’ve always wanted to try or that old favorite you can’t wait to eat at again. Cost: Free
The worst part about dining is waiting for that pesky check and the awkwardness that comes with splitting the bill. Cover lets you dine without waiting for the check at San Francisco’s best restaurants, giving you the best dining experience possible. Cost: Free
Who knows food better than the people who cook your food? Chef’s Feed offers a way to discover dishes and restaurant favorite’s directly from San Francisco chefs like Michael Mina of Michael Mina, Charles Phan of the Slanted Door, Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, Daniel Patterson of Coi and many more. Cost: Free
Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes.
Uber is your private driver in more than 40 countries. Request a ride using the Uber app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines. Cost: Free
Request a cab with the app, watch it come to you, get notified when it arrives, and pay automatically with your smartphone. Cost: Free
Your personal Westfield shopping assistant for all U.S. Westfield shopping centers, now available for the iPhone. Discover a range of features & services that will help you make the most of your experience at Westfield shopping centers. Cost: Free
Google Wallet is an easier way to pay in stores, pay your friends, or pay online. Cost: Free
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS APPS
Get to know your city or discover your own in a whole new way. Whether it’s kayaking in the bay or eating your way through a local culinary walking tour, Peek has the best activity recommendations tailored to your personality. Cost: Free
Sosh – City Guide
Life is too short to be bored, and Sosh is here to provide you with the hippest things to do in San Francisco. It’s more than just an online directory; local tastemakers provide an insiders guide to killer cocktails, creative date night ideas, pop-up dinners, classes and more. Cost: Free
Leave your phone in your pocket and let Detour guide you to the hidden gems of San Francisco. This high-tech version of a walking tour offers immersive, location-based audio guides that introduces new places and unique stories. New Detours are added every month, from journalists, radio producers, tour guides, artists and more. Seamlessly stop, start and resume: Sync audio across phones for a group experience and explore stories on your own schedule. Cost: Free
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