It’s been a weird year, Charlotte, but our Google searches were pretty ... normal. As folks got vaccinated and began to emerge from a COVID quarantine bubble, Google queries for things “near me” started to reflect what life looked like before the pandemic changed our day-to-day.
Here are the top trending “near me” searches in the Queen City for the year according to Google’s Year in Search 2021.
covid vaccine near me
movie theater near me
covid testing near me
car wash near me
breakfast near me
hibachi near me
places to eat near me
houses for rent near me
bars near me
nail salon near me
It makes sense — people want to get vaccinated so they can spend time with loved ones, but also so they can see a film, enjoy a hibachi meal or hang out at the local bar.
According to data from NYdatabases.com, 81.23% of the population in Mecklenburg has at least one dose of the vaccine and 60.40% is fully vaccinated as of Dec. 7, 2021. So if you are out responsibly enjoying your time out on the town, make sure you tip the folks providing services for you.
Want to know more about what the world was searching for? Check out Google’s top global trends for 2021.