Get Appy: 7 Apps to Make Your Summer Better

Make sure you’re taking full advantage of summer with the help of your smartphone.

  • Spotcycle
    With this bike-friendly app, you can find out where the nearest MN Nice Ride bike stations are, track your rental time, find bike routes, and more.
  • Minneapolis Lakes
    Planning to spend a day at the lake? The Minneapolis Lakes app pinpoints where to park, where the recreation and picnic areas are, and the offerings at each site.
  • LakeFinder
    Brought to you by the DNR, this app offers depth maps, info about water quality and clarity, and more details for 4,500 of your favorite lakes and rivers in Minnesota.
  • Explore Minnesota
    Filled with information about upcoming events and festivals, plus deals and where to try different outdoor experiences. Birding, anyone?
  • MNGolf
    From, this app offers a directory of nearby golf courses and allows users to book a tee time. Perfecting your swing is up to you.
  • Minnesota State Fair
    This app directs users to all the merch, music, events, and food-on-a-stick at the great Minnesota get-together.
  • Ali Shops MOA
    Our very own Allison Kaplan developed this app to help you navigate the Mall, complete with itineraries, deals, events, and tips to get through the rainy days of summer.