Search for nearby places & explore the area

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


  • 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, and prominence.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.

Browse local places of interest

Tip: This feature isn’t available everywhere.

You can search for nearby businesses and places, like popular bars, gas stations, and ATMs. You can also find hours of operation, business phone numbers, ratings, and other information.

To search categories near you:
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Under the search bar, tap a suggestion, such as Restaurants, Coffee, or Hotels.

The Google Maps app displays a map of an area. There are tabs under the search bar that read "Work," "Restaurants," "Coffee," and "Parking."

  1. To browse other options, scroll through suggestions. For additional categories, tap More More.

The Google Maps app displays a map of an area. There are tabs under the search bar, which have been scrolled over to the far right. The last tab on the right, which is circled in blue, says "More."

The Google Maps app displays a page title "More Categories. It shows categories such as Food & Drink, Things to do, and Shopping, with subcategories to select under each category.

Manage information shared with Google

Information about your places comes from your Location History. Your Location History lets Google show you useful information and make recommendations. Location history is based on where you’ve been with your devices. Your info is only shared if you've turned on Location History and signed in with your Google Account. Only you can find these recommendations.

To turn off Location History and unsubscribe from future recommendations, learn how to manage your Location History.

Explore the latest in your area

To find the latest in your area from locals, nearby businesses, and more:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Explore Explore.

Tip: Learn more about the Explore tab.

Flag a place for review

You can flag a business or place for impersonation, spam, or inappropriate content.

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

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Find the place you want to flag for review.
  3. Tap the place and then Suggest an edit and then Place closed or not here.
  4. Choose the reason the place should be removed.
  5. Tap Submit.

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