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Avoid the heartache of Valentine’s Day planning with Google

February 7th, 2019

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or planning a Palentine’s Day get-together, we’ve got a few ways to make planning your night out as sweet as Valentine’s Day candy. Here are a few helpful features on Maps and local Search that’ll help you plan a night out (or in) from start to finish.

The last minute lover

Although restaurants tend to book up on February 14, if you’re the spontaneous type you can still try your hand at walking in. To give you the best chance at a last minute table, just find the restaurant’s Business Profile on Google and scroll down to see when they tend to get busy. For some restaurants, we can even show you whether it’s busy in real time, so you can act like you actually had your night planned out all along.

Avoid the heartache of Valentine’s Day planning with Google

The stay at home romantic

Sometimes, there’s nothing more romantic (and comfy!) than a nice night in. If you’re planning a party for two at home, it’s easy to get your dinner delivered right to your door. All you need to do is find the restaurant’s Business Profile on Google and select from any of the delivery services listed to have dinner on the table in a jiffy—saving time on cooking so you can spend more quality time together.

The fancy feaster

Dining out on Valentine’s Day probably takes the most advanced planning. Lucky for you, Google has all the information you need to make a decision on where to go—and when you’re ready, make the reservation. Once you’ve found a place that interests you, just open the restaurant’s business profile to learn more by browsing photos, taking a look at menus and checking out the reviews. When you’re ready to go, tap the “Reserve a table” button to make a res without ever leaving Google. Bon appetit!

Avoid the heartache of Valentine’s Day planning with Google

The Palentine’s Day organizer

Prefer to spend this night out with pals? The group planning feature in the Google Maps app is perfect for helping you quickly find a spot that all of your friends will enjoy. Simply long press on a place to add it to a shortlist, and then share it with friends via your favorite messaging platform. From there, they’ll be able to vote on where they want to go or add other places to the list if they have alternative suggestions.

Avoid the heartache of Valentine’s Day planning with Google

So no matter how you plan to spend your Valentine’s Day, Google can help you get your planning done in just a few taps or clicks.