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December 14, 2011 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Vacations, diversions and roadtrips: On The Way suggests attractions and reststops for any route. The Weekend Map shows events and activities for 27 American cities for the coming weekend. Nerdy Day Trips (previously) suggests trips for geeks of all kinds, while Trazzler suggests daytrips for where you live. Don't have a car? Mapnificent (previously) shows you where you can get to from any point in a given time using public transit. EveryTrail suggests walks, rambles, strolls and hikes. Google's new HotelFinder service locates places to stay in a sketched area on a map, with a range of options. via
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (7 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite

 
....Is anyone able to get "On The Way" to work? It's getting stuck on loading the possible rest stops for me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:38 AM on December 14, 2011


I checked out On The Way, as I will be making a day-long drive from Atlanta to Dallas next year. Oddly enough on one route, via Memphis the only two destinations of note are Graceland and Boring Ass Mississippi. That about covers it.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:40 AM on December 14, 2011


The way the grid of city names is organized on the Weekend Map splash page is subtle but really, really clever.
posted by theodolite at 10:42 AM on December 14, 2011


There's also the venerable Roadside America, which has the added benefit of letting you tweak your route AND download a GPS waypoint thing to find all the attractions.
posted by DU at 10:46 AM on December 14, 2011


There's also the venerable Roadside America, which has the added benefit of letting you tweak your route AND download a GPS waypoint thing to find all the attractions.

I still have my copy of the book from a bazillion years ago! That might be more fun. We could stop and see the world's largest office chair in Anniston, AL!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:54 AM on December 14, 2011


Completely great and useful stuff!
posted by Miko at 7:38 PM on December 14, 2011


This is awesome. Thanks, from a long-time Chicago road-tripper who's running out of destinations!
posted by Work to Live at 10:16 AM on December 18, 2011


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