I live in D.C., but sometimes I travel the hours to Baltimore. Back at midnight in the morning.
After some of these day trips, I learned a lot of tricks to get the most out of my time. Google Assistant helps me plan my day trips and help you.
These tips can be used wherever Google Assistant is available, including the Google Assistant app and Google Home ($ 89 at Walmart). Speakers.
Get where you want to go
I own a car, but sometimes I like to drive something else, so I rent a car for my short trip. There are several ways to do this with Google Assistant.
If you're a favorite member of Avis, you can book a rental car with Avis at Google Assistant.
Expedia and Google Assistant have partnered to help you book travel, including rental cars. A note that when booking a booking with Expedia through Google Assistant, you'll be asked if you'd like to link your Google Account to an Expedia account. It is therefore worthwhile to create an account in advance with Expedia.
If you live on the West Coast, Flixbus is another option that offers bus travel from North to Southern California and to Las Vegas. Just say to Google Assistant "Ok, Google, Get Flixbus" and say where you want to go. From there you will be asked for the departure and destination information, and you can pay for the ticket with your vote.
If you ask the Google Assistant about great attractions in Baltimore (and also other cities), this will only be possible for you to get basic search results. Instead, I recommend using a great third-party service called Musement.
You can say, "Hey Google, ask Musement what good museums are in [city name]," and you'll get some great options. While Google Assistant offers the same service, Musement seems to have more coverage in his answers.
Traveling in the city
If you are traveling without a car, you can familiarize yourself with the timetable for local traffic in the city you are visiting. Try Transit Now. This third-party service gives you the arrival time of the subway and stops for nearby bus stops in different cities.
If you'd rather use Lyft or Uber to get around, Google Assistant can help too. Just say "book a trip to (destination)" and a list of options with prices and times for your car will be displayed. This reduces the amount of time that would normally have to be spent between the Lyft and Uber apps.
If you really like coming from A to B like me, you can ask Google Assistant how long it will take you to reach your goal. It is usually good for predicting travel times but not for traffic.
If you own a Google Pixel ($ 350 on Amazon) you can make reservations through Google Duplex Simply ask Google Assistant for a nearby restaurant and then ask for reservation. Duplex will ask if you can tell the restaurant your number before making the call.
Be forewarned: In some restaurants, it is not possible to book duplex reservations, so the Google Assistant screen will open.
For iPhone users like me, we need to find and book the old restaurant reservations by asking the Google Assistant for suggestions and making a phone call. You can find the number of the restaurant and tell Google Assistant: "Call (phone number to the restaurant)."
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