May 2nd, 2019
Whether you still live with mom or are a roadtrip away, Google Maps can help you get things done so you can make the most of Mother’s Day (less than two weeks away!). Here are a few helpful features in Maps to try out to make that second Sunday in May a real mom-pleaser.
Mother’s Day brunch, without the wait
Mother’s Day brunch has always been a thing. And lately, brunch every weekend has become an even bigger thing. Standing in line for hours for those delicious eggs benny you promised your mom could really put a damper on the day. With Google Maps, you can add yourself to a participating restaurant’s waitlist and get a text when your table’s ready. Instead of waiting in line, use the time instead to stroll around a nearby park and get mum caught up on your new hobbies (or maybe even your love life). If you’re more of a planner, you can always book a reservation in advance from a restaurant’s Business Profile in Maps and Search, too.
Bring out her inner kid
If you were a lucky kid, your mom probably spent a good chunk of her free time planning fun and educational outings to help your little mind expand. This Mother’s Day, show your mom how thankful you are for all of those excursions by bringing her back to the places she used to take you. Just find the aquarium, zoo, or any other place that brings back fond memories and tap the “buy tickets” button to make it happen.
Take a walk down memory lane
If mom is the nostalgic type, you can create a list in Maps highlighting all the favorite places you’ve visited together over the years. Create a custom scavenger hunt to guide her to each place, or just visit a few of them during the day to remember all the fun you had and make new memories. Even if you don’t get to all of the spots on Mother’s Day, you can share the list with her directly from Maps, so you can pick up where you left off next time you’re together.
Even though Mother’s Day comes only once a year, don’t forget to add a label to mom’s address in Maps, so you can easily get real-time ETA and directions every time you head home for a visit.