The Google Maps team announced a new feature and a couple of tools to help make your excursion planning a whole lot simpler. Starting today, Maps users can place multiple destinations inside of a trip, allowing you to only input information a single time when planning. When selecting directions for either car, walking or biking, just hit the new “+” icon and add another destination to your trip. From there, Google will do the rest.
In addition to that highly requested feature, users can now also find their flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations right inside of the desktop Maps application. As long as you are signed into your Google account, accessing this info to help your planning process is very easy.
Last but not least, you can now view upcoming events by simply searching for a particular venue or theater. For example, if you search “Warfield San Francisco,” you can select “Upcoming Events” and see shows that are making their way through town. It’s a great way to keep track of all of the music acts/stage shows taking place right in your own city.
These new features are currently rolling out to U.S. users and is currently only available in English.