Pokémon Go might just be the next great addition to your travel app arsenal.
Since it’s release in July, it’s taken the world by storm, encouraging teens and adults alike to download the app, get out of the house and catch ‘em all.
Due to the nature of the game, those who are the most mobile have a greater chance of success—giving us frequent travelers a leg up. Motivated by the desire to catch that super rare Mewtwo, we can also use this global phenomenon as an excuse to get out and explore the new cities we find ourselves in each month.
PokéStops are great places to start, as most of them are monuments, parks and other must-see locations for tourists. From the Eiffel Tower to Disneyland to Pike Place Market, you can explore the world all while working toward that next level up.
And with as many as 20 million active users, you’ll likely run into a few fellow Pokémon Go players while you’re there. Strike up a conversation with the locals playing around you and they might have a great recommendation for dinner, drinks or for where to find a Charizard.
Let TripIt Help
Need help identifying the best Pokestops to visit? As a TripIt Android user, you can now have popular Pokestops added to your itinerary.
If you’re staying within 10 miles of a popular Pokestop, you’ll see the Pokestop appear in your itinerary. If you want to check out the Pokestop, just tap on the stop in your itinerary, and you’ll be taken to a map that shows where the stop is and how to get there.
This feature is currently available in 14 cities world-wide. By default it’s turned off, so don’t forget to turn it on under your settings. It’s only available for a limited time, so act fast!
TripIt is not affiliated with Pokemon Go or Niantic, its publisher.