Ever wonder where people spend their Valentine’s Day? (Those who have dates, that is) Kidding aside, here are the top places people go to today.

1. Food is the way to the heart

Navigations to food locations increase significantly on Valentine’s Day (Source: Waze Data, 2019)

Navigations to food locations go up significantly higher today than on any other day. Last year, dessert stores made the top of the list of most frequented by Filipinos during Valentine’s Day, with an 82% increase versus regular days. Restaurants and fast food joints ranked second and third, with 61% and 47% increases respectively. If you plan to celebrate with your significant other on these locations, do expect heavy traffic around the area. To avoid arriving late for your date, you can check what time to leave with the help of Waze Planned Drives.

2. A date at the mall

In 2019, 23% of Filipinos chose to treat their loved ones at the mall while 31% went out to spend Valentine’s Day at the movies.

If you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, get creative and navigate your way around by considering other ways to spend your date. Exploring new destinations or planning an out-of-town road trip in advance is also another way to show your significant other how special they are to you.

3. Flowers for your love 

Flowers are a great way to express one’s love to their significant other. When it comes to buying them, however, Filipinos are leaving it to the last minute. According to Waze 2019 data, navigation to florists and flower shops grew higher by the day leading up to February 14th, with the highest spike in navigations on Valentine’s Day itself.  Here’s a pro tip: buy gifts in advanceinstead of visiting the florist at the last minuteis ideal to avoid last minute panic and saves you money, too.

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