Saturday, June 3, 2023


Google Maps can find your next rest stop

imageThere are lots of apps that can tell you where the rest stops are, but they don’t know where you’re going. It can be a pain to check the rest stop app, then go back and check your GPS, then go back to the rest stop app, etc.

Since Google Maps, on my iPhone, is doing my navigating, it knows the route I’m going to follow. I can ask Google Maps to search for Rest Areas along that route, and it can add one as a stop, giving me the directions. Everything you need, all in one app. Watch this video to see exactly how to do it.


Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at She is also the author of the book, Learn Google Photos. She and her husband, Jim, produce a free weekly YouTube show called What Does This Button Do?  They have been Fulltime RVers, popular seminar presenters at RV Rallies, and regular contributors to, for many years.

See more of Chris Guld’s, Geeks on Tour, helpful articles here.



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8 months ago

My Garmin 770 shows me the next rest area on my route.

Leonard Rempel
8 months ago

Worked great!
This will be very handy on our winter trip from Toronto to Mesa in December.

8 months ago

nice, informative video. Can I use this while driving and announcing “Hey Google, Show me the next Rest Area”? I tried but Google didn’t respond. Not sure the problem was google or me. The app was open at the time. Have you found a better voice command set of key words? As the driver I didn’t want to pull over on the interstate. Using Android Samsung, latest versions.

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