10 Must-Have Apps for the LA Area

Los Angeles, the city of angels. Or maybe more appropriately now the city of apps! LA is one of the largest cities in the United States, which means that there are a lot of different things to do and plenty of smartphone apps that will make your life easier. We outlined five everyday apps and five apps for places to go as  must-haves while navigating Los Angeles!

Everyday Apps

Polis Assist:

After you download this amazing parking app, you’ll wonder how life was possible before it! Living in Los Angeles means driving everywhere and the stressful experience of finding parking. Not only do you need to fight other drivers for a decent spot, but you also need to be wary of rules and regulations for certains streets or lots. Good for you, Polis Assist can help you find your next parking spot, translate signs, warn you when your parking expires, find your car and more!


In the city where everyone are trying to get somewhere fast, you can imagine how jam-packed the freeways get- especially during rush hour. If there were ever a city that called for a stellar GPS system it’s LA! Waze is by far the best navigation app available- and it’s free. It includes real-time traffic as its users update hazards, accidents, road work and any other obstacles that could contribute to a slow down. This amazing app is a must-have for all LA drivers that will help you navigate the fastest route even when you feel like you’ll be stuck for hours.


Going out with your friends? The last thing anyone wants is to have to play designated driver to the bar. Make it a fun (and safe!) night for all and download Lyft! When you are ready to leave the bar or your apartment, grab your phone and send a pickup call to a Lyft driver in the area. Even better? There’s no need to wait outside- you can track your driver’s location and receive a text message once they’ve arrived. Choose from a variety of car sizes ( or carpool to save some extra money), pile in, and let the fun begin for everyone!


Hungry with an empty fridge and no desire to leave the house? No problem! This app is a major lifesaver for busy people. Find your favorite restaurant, input your order, provide your info and voilà – your meal will be delivered right to your door!

Taco Locator:

There’s nothing worse than being hangry and not being able to find a good place to eat or eating at a bad restaurant. And since California is known for its amazing Mexican food, you’ll want to definitely find the best of the best. The Taco Locator app is so simple, yet so fun and delicious! Start exploring new taco shops and Mexican restaurants in your neighborhood that you never knew existed. Don’t limit yourself to just “Taco Tuesday” when you can have “Taco Everyday”!

Things to do apps:

5 Everyday:

Wow! That’s how you feel after exploring Los Angeles with this brilliant app. 5 Everyday collaborates with local designers, artists and musicians to save you from being totally overwhelmed by the amount of places to go and activities to do. These locals knows all about the LA scene, and serve as your guide by listing 5 things to check out everyday!

Our Malibu Beaches:

Did you know that Malibu is comprised of over 20 miles of gorgeous beaches? Even though some are non-public beaches, they are still accessible- if you know the way. Our Malibu BEaches helps give you the know-how to get in and get your tan on!

Modern Hiker:

For those of you who love hiking and beautiful nature, this is the app for you! Everything you ever thought you needed for a successful hike is gathered into Modern Hiker. Beautiful photos, in-depth details about trailheads, maps, and contact information to local rangers. Find a hike that fits your skill level and start walking!

Time Out:

If you’re ready to leave the house and get social, you need to download Time Out today. We all know how easy it is to get into our old habits and go to the same old restaurants and bars as always. How often do you find yourself going to a public event or a new part of the city? Get out of your old habits and explore the city in a new and fun way. Time Out is your city guide and a way to meet like-minded people and see new public venues.


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