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Search and find nearby places

You can search for places nearby, like places to eat and drink, in Google Maps. You’ll see places like restaurants, coffee shops, and other places of interest along with ratings and descriptions.

Find places in a specific area

To find places near an area you’ve searched for, follow the steps below.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place.
  3. Press Enter or click Search .
  4. Click Nearby Search nearby.
  5. Type the kind of places you want to search, like hotels or airports.
  6. Press Enter or click Search . You'll see search results as red mini-pins and red dots, where mini-pins show the top results. The purple ones 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, coffee near central park will return places to get coffee near the park.

Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you won't be able to search for nearby places. 

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