Want to go on a trip to open Google Maps in search of unknown places in another country? As that moment arrives, which will undoubtedly come, we offer you some alternative uses to the app that they are also useful for discovering new places, although they are close. We often struggle to fly away when we have more than one unknown wonder within walking distance.
With the pandemic, travel is not only limited, it is also not recommended. Since safety must come first, the best we can do is to spare us any trip that involves a long distance, even those that lead to a multitude. This applies to leisure travel, an activity that should be postponed; with the main use of Google Maps, this invaluable application when we set foot in another country. While not only useful in these cases, Maps can offer a lot of things over short distances.
Locate interesting places nearby
Google Maps not only makes long-haul travel easier, also those that are carried out within a radius of a few kilometers. And now that you can’t leave your city, why not take the opportunity to explore it fully in search of these places you didn’t know before?
Traveling is a way out of the routine, but it’s also possible to breathe while exploring what’s around the corner. For that, Google Maps is great: open the app, raise the ‘Explore’ section and let yourself be advised by the recommendations. Cafes, a place to have a drink, where to go in search of that cake capable of brightening up your afternoon … Let yourself be enveloped by what your own environment offers you.
Discover the new sites
You may know your city well, but Do you know of all the recently opened establishments? Google Maps allows you to consult the news precisely from this tab, the “News”. Browse current recommendations, discover dishes recommended by “Local Guides” who have visited your area and make yourself known through Google Maps. The more you use the news section, the more sites the app will find of interest to you.
Locate the parks where you can take the air
We must avoid the crowds and maintain the maximum safe distanceThese two recommendations must be internalized. And there’s no better space to ventilate than a park, especially if you live in a big city.
First of all, you need to follow the security measures: check on Google Maps what the influx of places is before you visit them and plan according to the most empty hours.
You probably don’t know all the parks that you can visit even if your trips are limited. And there’s no better way to discover them than by going to Google Maps: look at the categories in the top area (below the search bar) and scroll to the left until you find the “More “. Go to ‘Things to do’ and enter ‘Parks’: Maps will provide you with all the information on outdoor locations near you.
Find nearby offers
Need an extra reason to leave home and explore your surroundings? Well, Google Maps knows some of the nearby deals; and it offers them to you in the “News” tab. Go to this section and dive into everything the app has found at a reduced price: the more you interact with the content, the more it knows about your leisure tastes, Cards will have more success with offers
Take the opportunity to visit the places you had waiting
One of the best features of Maps is that it allows you to save as favorites the places you suddenly stumble upon and never have time to visit calmly. the ‘I’m saving it for another day’ which ends up filling your favorites lists with cafes, restaurants, special corners and other places of interest. Well, that day has come.
Take the opportunity to empty the lists of pending places by visiting all these sites that They seemed to have charm and for which you never had time. You don’t have to take a plane and travel thousands of miles to feel all the thrills of travel.
Plan your next big trip
Long distance travel is not viable and is not recommended. Of course, only trips that are actively taken, which nothing prevents you from using your imagination and Google Maps to plan your next big getaway. When possible, don’t let the world move from your site (hopefully).
Immerse yourself in your podium of the countries you would like to travel to and use the app to walk around without leaving the mobile screen
Remember your last big trip
Let yourself be rocked by melancholy does not have to be sad, that you have to remember good memories. Since travel is an experience that is precious for the rest of life, why not travel through time with Google Maps in search of the places that marked your destiny?
With “ Your timeline ” you can go to any previous day to redo the routes you have taken. All you have to do is access the calendar, select the day of the trip you want to remember and precisely review the corners you keep in mind. Google stores a lot of data, yes there is no question that privacy is involved. In turn, it provides an excellent time machine.
Earn points in Local Guides
Now that you don’t use Google Maps for your travels, why not take the opportunity to develop your Local Guides profile? Review the places you have visited and give your opinion on them, improve the information of establishments by making corrections, answer questions and, ultimately, level up for return travel time.
Local Guides is the Google program for those who comment and contribute to Google Maps. It can be found in the “Contribute” tab. And the more information you complete, not only will you improve your level with badges, but you will also help Map users. know a site faithfully before visiting it. In addition, Google regularly gives gifts to higher-level Local Guides as an incentive.