When’s The Best And Worst Times To Travel In Boston This Thanksgiving

By: Hardi Dude, Mix1041.com

Before you pack up the minivan and hit the road this Thanksgiving, you should consider these Boston “Travel Tips” directly from Google:

Best day to leave:

— Sunday before Thanksgiving: Leave the Sunday before Thanksgiving at 6 a.m. for a smooth trip. Avoid traveling around 3 p.m. when traffic is at its worst.

Worst day to leave:

— Day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday): If you have to leave on Wednesday, your best bet is to hit the road at 7 a.m. and avoid driving around 3 p.m.

Best day to return:

— The day after Thanksgiving (Friday): If you can leave the day after Thanksgiving, your best bet is to hit the road at 6 a.m. Avoid traveling around 4 p.m. when traffic is at its worst.

Worst day to return:

— The Saturday after Thanksgiving: If you have to return on Saturday, leave by 6 a.m. and avoid traveling around 4 p.m. when traffic is at its worst.

Justin Tallis/Getty Images

Justin Tallis/Getty Images

And in addition, you’re probably wondering what are top sought after destinations of travelers in our area. So here are the “Top 5 Locally Trending Destination Categories” (starting with the top trending,) according to Google Maps:

Thanksgiving Holiday Period:

— Electronics store, state park, golf course, outlet store, Korean grocery store

Day Before Thanksgiving:

— Deli, Korean grocery store, wine store, liquor store, florist

Thanksgiving:

— Korean grocery store, electronics store, state park, outlet store, buffet restaurant

Black Friday:

— Electronics store, state park, outlet store, zoo, video game store

All of us here at Mix 104.1 would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope you arrive to your destination in a safe and timely manner! Just make sure you leave room for dessert because chances are there will be plenty to go around.

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