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Search for nearby places and explore the area

You can search for areas of interest, local events, trendy restaurants, things to do, or notable locations in Google Maps. Find places like nearby museums, new restaurants, and popular bars and clubs. You'll also find ratings and descriptions.


  • Google Maps contains content from different sources. Your Maps results may include information from our partners, our users, or the public web. Google may remove content if we learn that it violates our content policies or if it violates applicable laws.
  • Local search results in Maps are based primarily on relevance, distance, prominence, as well as your personal interests. These factors are combined to help find the best match for your search. For example, Google algorithms might decide that a business that's farther away from you is more likely to have what you're looking for than a business that's closer. Therefore, it will rank higher in local results.
  • Results in Google Maps are not influenced by payment from other companies. Paid content in Google Maps is labeled.

Find places in a specific area

You can find places near an area you’ve searched.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place.
  3. Press Enter or click Search Search.
  4. Click Nearby Search nearby.
  5. Enter the kind of places you want to search, like hotels or airports.
  6. Press Enter or click Search Search. You'll find search results as red mini-pins and red dots, where mini-pins show the top results. The purple pins are ads. Learn more about what the mini-pins mean.
  7. To go back to your original search result, click the X Cancel Search nearby.

You can also use the term "near." For example, to return places to get coffee that are close to the park, enter: coffee near central park.

Flag a place for review

You can flag business or place names for impersonation or offensive, fake, spam, or inappropriate content.

Note: For legal issues, such as copyright or trademark disputes, submit a report.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Select the place you want to flag.
  3. Click Suggest an edit and then Remove this place.
  4. Choose the reason the place should be removed.
  5. Click Submit.
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