Place Categories

Places on Roadtrippers are assigned categories, making it easy to discover and find new places. With over 400 categories covering a broad range of places, you can find everything from diners to abandoned attractions, and famous college football arenas in between. Virtually any interest can be explored within our categories.

They are organized as main categories > sub-categories. For example, if you want to find a bed and breakfast along your route, navigate to Accommodation > Bed and Breakfast & Inns. Pins will appear on the map representing places that have been categorized as a bed and breakfast.

Places on the Map

After selecting a category, places appear on the map in the form of pins or small circles.

  • The places shown are determined by the part of the map you're viewing and the place's rating.
  • There is a limit to how many places will appear on the map at once - so the more you zoom in, the more places you will see in a given area.

Zoomed out it appears we only have a spattering of tourist attractions across the United States. After zooming in on Cincinnati using the + button on the right-side of the map, more places appear. The larger icons on the map are among the highest-rated places on the map.

After zooming in on Cincinnati, more waypoints, large and small, appear. The larger waypoints appeared because those places are now among the highest-rated of all the places displayed on the map. Also, you may notice the photo bar has changed to the top-rated places in the area.

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  Auto Places

Note that on the desktop site, you can disable most of the automatic places displayed (except for the most popular ones shown as large icons). Just click the globe icon on the right-side of the map and de-select the checkbox next to Auto Places. This may help make city names more visible on the map. This feature is not available in the mobile app.

Selecting Categories

See the instructions below to learn how to select categories to find places to stop on your trip!

On the desktop site:

  1. Hover your mouse over the category icons in the upper left of the map to find what you're interested in.
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  2. Click into one of these main categories to see the sub-categories available within it.
  3. After clicking a category, you can choose to see all of the places within that category or just places in one of the sub-categories.
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  4. You can select multiple categories or sub-categories to see on the map at the same time.

You'll see the places appear as pins on the map and can zoom in or move the map around to look at specific areas. You can also look at them in the list of places the left.

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In the mobile app:

  1. Tap the Search & Explore bar at the top of the map.
  2. Select the category you're interested in.
  3. After tapping a main category, you'll see the sub-categories available within it.
  4. Choose if you want to see all of the places within that category or just places in one of the sub-categories.
  5. You can select multiple categories or sub-categories to see on the map at the same time.

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You'll see the places appear as pins on the map and can zoom in or move the map around to look at specific areas. You can swipe through the places at the bottom of the map or tap the 3 dots with lines icon in the upper left to see them in a list view.

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