temperatures begin to rise, and Europe’s hot summer reaches new
heights, many of us are looking to head outside after a long year of
lockdowns and avoiding days out.
However, with the risk of infection still remaining, we're keen to avoid the crowds and close contact with others.
A whole array of apps have now been designed specifically for finding crowd-free attractions.
to help you stay comfortable whilst out and about, here are the best
apps to help you get the most out of your outings this summer.
5. Beach Check UK
As staycations reign supreme this summer, Beach Check UK is a game-changer for those looking to get away from sun-seeking crowds.
real-time information on how busy beaches are, the app was developed by
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism to stem the flow of summer
The app also provides extra information on allowing
dogs, cycling and BBQs, making it a great all-round guide to some of the
most iconic British beaches.
Designed during the height of lockdown, Crowdless helps users find out how busy supermarkets and other food vendors are before visiting.
well as using already existing data from Google Maps, Crowdless relies
on users for insights and updates, asking them to confirm the accuracy
of crowds upon arrival.
3. Skip the Crowds
For those craving a night out without the worries of overcrowding, Skip the Crowds is for you.
app allows users to search nearby businesses, including bars, pubs and
restaurants, with data in both real-time and based on historical
information so that they can pre-plan their trips or go spontaneously.
You can also create a favourites list, and monitor crowds regularly,
allowing you the freedom to explore your most cherished spots, without
2. Avoid Humans
a year of lockdowns, re-opening anxiety is very real, and for some of
us, avoiding other people for a while is necessary to slowly reintroduce
ourselves to the world. The app, Avoid Humans, gets that.
aim is to help users avoid other people through Instagram check-in data
to identify crowded places. The app covers everything from nightlife to
refuge spots and uses simple icons to show how crowded a place is.
1. Avoid the Shopping Crowds
For shoppers keen to get back out there, the app Avoid the Shopping Crowds is vital for any crowd-free trip.
social media data, as well as live webcam feeds, this innovative Dutch
app gives us the reassurance we need to browse crowd-free.
Crowds of tourists at the beach