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Old 05-08-2019, 03:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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You can search along your route with Google maps.
How?
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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How?
Put in your route and then click the magnifying glass to bring up the search box. You can do a general attractions search, or search something more specific like grocery stores or parks.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Hmmmm... thank you! Will play with that.

But still... don't understand why mapquest discontinued that option. It was so useful. Now all you can search is hotels, gas stations, grocery stores etc. That you can see on any other map, like Waze...
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Elnina, out of curiosity, I did a general search for my area with the words, "Google maps, naples, fl attractions"
Options also included MapQuest. Both showed local attractions.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Canít help you with Mapquest but we use this site which is pretty neat and full of roadside attractions of all kinds.

https://www.roadtripamerica.com
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Elnina, out of curiosity, I did a general search for my area with the words, "Google maps, naples, fl attractions"
Options also included MapQuest. Both showed local attractions.
Attraction in ONE place are easy to find. But I am talking about attractions on the route. Let's say I am going from A to B and want to find the best route with the most attractions ON (and near) MY WAY. If I am not in a hurry, I don't mind to make stops or even change the route to see something interesting on my way.
The mapquest marked all those attractions and also gave alternate routes to see more.
You could move the route with the cursor to see which route is most interesting.
So you had all the markings (I think they were numeric) on your way, then when you hover over you could get more info. When you clicked on it, there was a popup window with the website to the attraction, opening hours, fees etc. There was also a list on the left of the map, that changed when you changed your route.
It looks like not many people used that feature.

Kinda like this:
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Found the old map with the layers. Look at the top where the blue icons are - the one with theater masks used to be "attraction" layer.
http://miriamposner.com/dh101f14/wp-...0.58.58-PM.png

I wrote about it here:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/29846661-post4.html
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