If you are planning a trip to, really, anywhere, the first thing you should do is hunt around the app store on your phone. Why? There are so many apps out there these days that are designed solely for making city navigation as easy as possible.

Whether you are planning on getting around on foot, or by car, or by someone else’s car, there is an application that will help you make it happen.

Of course, we all know about Uber and Lift—applications that allow you to quickly call for a cab. For the pedestrian, there are plenty of GPS apps that will help you easily navigate the LA streets.

Sidekix is an app we have used before to some success. There are also plenty of others to choose from at your discretion.

Last but not least, there are even apps for biking around town. Lime Bike allows you to quickly and easily rent bikes scattered around the city using only your phone to locate and pay for them.

A good smartphone will make navigating LA as easy as possible.