Explore a Destination Before You Leave Home
Map your location in depth
Find something interesting
Most of us already check street maps a few times before a trip to make sure our hotel is close to downtown or a planned drive isn’t too long to do in a day — but there are many more riches to be found if you spend a little more time with a mapping app.
Use maps features
For example, the Apple Maps “Flyover” and “3D” features have some really cool imagery for many popular destinations. Bing Maps has a “bird’s eye” view made up of photos taken from a plane a few hundred feet off the ground instead of the usual satellite photos. Google Maps has street views and also points to photos.
Get a sense of a place
To help you get a sense of a place before you actually arrive, you can “fly” over the area with Bing’s bird’s eye, “drive” the streets with Google’s street view and “see the streets roll over the hills” with Maps’ 3D view.