Best times for Thanksgiving travel, shopping in NYC, according to Google

Ruben Fields
November 15, 2019

Google's traffic data from 25 U.S. cities last year during Thanksgiving gives you an idea of what kind of traffic to expect during Thanksgiving this year. As mentioned by Android Police, users will also be able to choose to hide their public contributions from the profile. It gives you more control over how others view your contributions.

"Well, Maps can help you avoid the crowds by using the Popular Times feature to see when holiday destinations like grocery stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, and bakeries are the busiest", Google shared in a statement. It's a remotely pushed change, so just updating the app won't ensure that you the feature. Stop by Tuesday at 7:00 beat the crowds, and store your baked goods in an airtight container to keep them fresh until Thanksgiving dinner.

Best time: Tuesday at 10 p.m.

For those looking to cash in on Black Friday savings on November 29, the best time to visit shopping centers, when you will experience the smallest crowd, is 7 a.m., with the worst time, when you will experience the largest crowd, being 3 p.m. If you can't leave early wait it out as traffic clears up significantly by 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

Worst time: Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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Worst time: Wednesday at 4 p.m.

With those peak visiting times in mind, you might be able to avoid the big rush, grabbing everything you need and getting out of the store before things get really insane. But Google's tips don't end there: Its data also analyzes the best times to hit the road to drive to a family member or friend's house for the feast. Google has not indicated when it plans to roll out the same for iOS users.

So, when are the best (and worst) times to shop and run your errands in the days around Thanksgiving?

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