5 Awesome Apps for Planning Your Weekend

Let’s be honest: More often than not, we’re working for the weekend. So, when Friday rolls around, make sure you’re ready to make the most of your days off. Whether you’re looking for something new to do with family or friends or simply want to find the best deals in town, these apps are ready to help you plan an extraordinary weekend.



This app is all about positive recommendations and can be used both here in Chicago and on your next trip to find only the best of the best. Local residents recommend their favorites in dining, nightlife, shopping, arts and entertainment, sports and more. You can also create a wish list of experiences you’d like to try and the app will alert you when you’re close to that event.




If you love live music, then you need to download this app ASAP. Thrillcall helps you discover concerts happening in your area, keep track of favorite artists, preview music and more. You can also purchase (or win!) tickets by browsing availability at the box office and resale sites and discovering deals like skip the line, meet the band and free drinks.



weekend-apps-chicago-free-and-frugalChicago Free & Frugal 

A night out doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. This app, although itself not free, alerts you to the best free or discounted events around the city, including free museum days, music events, yoga and cooking classes, and more. It also helps you find cheap tickets to games, theater and dining experiences.



weekend-apps-night-outNight Out 

Night Out helps you discover events happening throughout the city, plus new restaurants and happy hour deals. This app also features deals and events in cities around the country, so it will still be handy on your next trip.




weekend-apps-choose-chicagoChoose Chicago 

Choose Chicago is the city’s tourism organization, but locals will also want to use the app to make weekend plans. Search attractions, restaurants and events, find out what’s happening near your exact location, discover deals, get the latest weather news, and more.