It may come as no surprise that Damar Hamlin was one of the most-searched people on Google this year — but what about the fact that Boston ranked second in the US for “bike shop near me” searches? Boston was also in the top five trending searches for the TV Show “Shrinking.”
2023’s “Google Year in Search” is out, and its local search function provides an interesting peek into our city’s queries. Take a look at what we were Googling most this year (plus, our answers to your searches — we may not be Google, but we know a thing or two about where to find bike shops and local workouts).
Unique local searches
- Top trending tours | Taylor Swift and “The Eras Tour” took the top spot, with “Renaissance World Tour” in second.
- Top trending shows | We clearly all needed to see how Boston was depicted in the top show, “The Last of Us.” The second most-searched show was “Daisy Jones and the Six.”
Five top trending “near me” searches in the Boston area
- Air quality near me | We might be a resource for the weather, but we will leave the air quality rates to the experts.
- Bike shop near me | Did you know that May is National Bike Month? While we wait to celebrate again next year, check out these eight local bike shops.
- Pawn shops near me | Next time you’re thrifting, hunt for deals in these 15 second hand stores or our guide to local flea markets.
- Movie theaters near me | You might already know your favorite nearby theater, but let us turn you on to a local community home theater: Wenham Street Cinema. Visit the Jamaica Plain home for “Elf” on Friday, Dec. 15.
- Pilates near me | If you’re searching for local workout inspiration, try a local yoga studio or other fun fitness options.
The fact that “BOStoday” wasn’t a top local search only hurts our feelings a little bit. There’s always next year.