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Apps to celebrate the Fourth of July

It's the Fourth of July which means most people are hitting the road, firing up those grills or checking out the fireworks show in town.

But for those looking to add a little more fun to their festivities, here are a few standout apps recommended by Jesse Draper, CEO of multimedia company Valley Girl.

Grill Guide: For those hosting a holiday BBQ this app may be worth considering. Grill Guide helps users measure the thickness of the meat and how long it should be cooked. It will also tell a user what the best temperature is and whether direct or indirect heat should be used. Draper also noted that the app has more than 100 different foods to grill including vegetables and fruit. Available for iOS devices, the app costs $1 in the Apple iTunes app store.

Roadtrippers: This app, geared toward anyone who is planning a getaway for the holiday weekend, allows users to craft their road trips in the United States, Canada and Israel. They can also map out their trip online and sync the itinerary with their mobile device, Draper said. Available for free in the iTunes store, the app includes attractions, diners, motels and campgrounds for planning any type of trip.

NightCap: The Fourth of July is best known for fireworks and this app is for those looking to capture the show on their mobile device. Available for $1 in the iTunes store, the NightCap app has a one second shutter setting to quickly capture pictures at night or in the dark, Draper said. Other options to consider for getting those perfect fireworks snapshots is the Slow Shutter Cam app or the free Fireworks Arcade app, which are both available for iOS devices.

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro