10 Fun Apps & Games For Your Vacation So You Can Relax Like a Pro

If you are heading on vacation this summer, the chances are that your smartphone and iPad will be the first things that you pack. With all the apps and games to have fun available, who wouldn’t want to have them in the palm of their hands when they finally have free time for themselves? 


After all, the range of available apps and online games has grown exponentially in recent times, from productivity tools to those that help you to melt away hours even on the longest of flights.


With this in mind, here are 10 of the best and most enjoyable apps and websites in the current market that are available online as well as across both Android and iOS platforms.


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Apps And Games To Have Fun And Relax On Your Vacation

Word Lens


Let’s start with an app that is both fun and purposeful. Word Lens processes text and translates it in real-time. It supports translations between English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, and Portuguese.


This is definitely handy if you are in a foreign country and need to understand the information on a sign. Simply point your phone’s camera at the necessary text and enjoy a quick, efficient, and accurate translation!


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If you are an avid player of online casino games, this casino download is one that you should try. In addition to traditional casino games, they also offer a consistently updated list of new games. Whether you are playing just for fun or money (depending on your location), they offer bonuses to start playing.




For those who want to travel and experience locations like a local, the Viator app delivers an extremely appealing premise. More specifically, it puts you in touch with insider deals on tours and various activities, while providing features which enable you to skip queues and benefit from considerable discounts.



80 Days 


We now come to the quintessential travel game, which is akin to a visual novel that combines stunning illustrations with innovative gameplay. In this respect, it provides a unique balance between reading and playing an online game, while its novelty value is something that should appeal to all demographics.





If capturing your experience in a visually appealing way sounds fun, then you should check out the website Canva. You can connect your smartphone so that you have access to all your photos along with countless graphic design templates, fonts, themes, etc….


Make a flyer, a brochure, a card, or design pages for your scrapbook. You can even design your own website banner or social media cover photo.


I recently made an entire magazine just from Canva! And what’s extra cool is that they even have an app so you can edit from anywhere, even if you don’t have your laptop handy. Find the Canva app here.



Ridiculous Fishing 


If you have ever been fishing for real, you may have found it to be a slightly tedious experience. This is not the case with the brilliant Ridiculous Fishing game, however, which is colorful, fast-paced, and entirely unlike sitting on the bank of a river whilst waiting for the water to ripple.


In fact, you may find yourself using a bowling ball as your expert fishing gear or collecting fish that have turned into hats. It’s ridiculous and it’s fun.


Internet Archive 


Internet Archive is a website that has a little something for everyone. They have managed to archive collections of media that are accessible for free.


From books, music, and movies to older games like “Oregon Trail,” “Duke Nukem,” and “Chuck Yaeger’s Flight Simulator,” you’re sure to find something interesting to while away your downtime.


They even have a “Wayback Machine,” which interestingly shows you what websites looked like in the past.


The Room 


For those in the need of a contemplative and reflective game, you should download The Room to your iOS or Android smartphone.


The game serves as a complex puzzle that enables you to explore different boxes and backdrops in a tactile and truly immersive manner. There are now two sequels and three additional variations available.




Is the journey more important to you than the final destination? If so, this app is ideal for you. Simply enter your start and end destination (along with any points in between) before allowing Roadtrippers to highlight precisely what you have missed along the way.


This may help you to identify some thrilling hotspots that can enrich your trip!



Toca Hair Salon 2 


Yes, this is an unusual game, but it is also one that will keep your children (and arguably yourself) content for hours. We have picked the sequel due to its enhanced gameplay options, as users can simply select their objects and establish how they interact with others in the game.


Not only this, but the app also prevents objectionable or questionable content from popping-up on screen, which is crucial when dealing with a game that is aimed at children.


There is a tremendous amount of apps and games to have fun that you can access online or download. This is only a small sample, but if you like to travel and find yourself with some free time on hand, these should be part of your go-to list.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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