The holiday season often means packing up the kids and hopping on the interstate for a family road trip. While they say the journey is more important than the destination, ask any parent who has spent a few hours cooped up in a car with an antsy toddler and they’ll tell you that keeping kids entertained is more than half the battle. Flip through our album to discover some engrossing apps that’ll divert even the most impatient junior road warrior and help delay the inevitable question, “Are we there yet?”

Extreme Road Trip 2

Speedsters and road enthusiasts won’t be able to get enough of Extreme Road Trip 2, an addictive and fast-paced driving game that tests players’ mettle when they’ve got their pedal to the metal. The game’s premise is that a driver on a cross-country road trip has a stuck gas pedal and it’s the player’s job to navigate through obstacles while collecting coins to unlock new cars in order to complete missions and get rewards. A rockin’ soundtrack makes the aerial car stunts and tricks even more fun as players learn how not to drive on a family road trip getaway.

Good for ages 12 & up.

Available on Google Play, iTunes, and Windows, free with in-app purchases.


What’s your favorite family road trip app? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng

All images are app screen shots; featured image from flickingerbrad via flickr.


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