Pack a Lunch and Head Out for a Day Trip With iPad’s Viator Tours & Activities

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Tired of the same old vacation spots? You need a fresh look on life and a new pair of eyes to view it with. Viator Tours & Activities will show you an adventure that is waiting for you in your own backyard.

You won’t even have to leave the house to feel like you’ve gone on a road trip. Although, once you’ve discovered the fantastic deals on travel packages, you’ll be booking a trip before you know it.

As soon as the app is opened, you are asked to set your location. The app will generate tours, attractions, and deals in destination spots near you. For example, I live in Sacramento and a list of wineries and Redwood forests based in Sonoma and Napa Valley was generated. I live closer to San Francisco, but whatever. I like wine. You can also change the location manually to whichever country and city you like.

The home page includes pictures, videos and special offers that are available right now. You can also search for tours and activities based on the day you plan to travel and filter the list by type of tour, top attractions, and local hotel pickup spots.

If you are looking for the best deal and don’t have a specific destination in mind, check the Deals and Discounts section. The list includes deals based on the date of travel, and members-only deals. Members-only deals are special, last minute offers to Viator members. They are posted daily, so if you are spontaneous, you might find a great deal on tour packages.

If you are visiting a city, but don’t really know what you want to do when you get there, check out the Top Attractions section. Here, you’ll be able to see photos and videos that are uploaded by users, read a summary of the attraction, including hours of operation, the address, and admission cost. You can also read reviews of each spot and find out about tours and package deals.

For example, if you are visiting San Francisco, discover the top attractions in that city. If you are interested in visiting the Museum of Modern Art, see pictures, read reviews, and find out about tours and package deals.

If you want to find out a little more about one of the tours, check out the video section. Viator includes commercials for some of the more popular tours so that travelers can see what fits them the best.

You don’t have to stay local either. You can discover things to do in hundreds of cities around the world. Travel to Mexico, Germany, Aruba, and more. Find great deals on tours and attractions in popular destination spots. Using Viator is like having your own, personal travel agent, only without the finder’s fee.

What I liked: This app is inspirational for travel. I think I’ll take a trip this weekend. I haven’t been to Muir Woods in years. I love the tour deals. It is a great way to save money on something that might be too expensive otherwise.

What I didn’t like: The app crashed every time I tried to share something through email. Every tour, every city and every deal. I couldn’t share anything through email from this app.

To buy or not to buy: If you are looking for travel ideas, this is the app for you.

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About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik