How To Find The Coolest Activities On Vacation

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
So many factors go into making a trip successful, from the initial booking of the flights themselves to accommodations and the meals you plan to eat.

Flight logistics can fall out of your control — sadly, we're all at the mercy of the weather and air traffic control. Luckily, it's often the activities you do once you arrive that make or break a trip. And there are apps to ensure that you stay in control of what you do when you make it to your destination. Whether you're looking for the coolest local swimming spots in Austin, TX, or hoping to get a sense of the nightlife options in Chile, these apps put you in the driver's seat. And even if delays mean your original plans go kaput, you can still find something else fun on a last-minute whim.

Click through for nine apps that make it easy to build out your bucket list or fill in holes in your itinerary.