I often try to integrate some errands in trips while I'm underway. For instance, I might look for a specific kind of store that is reasonably close to where I pass by.
I am trying to find out how to drive from A to B and where to find such a store using Google Maps.
As far as I have found out, I can find routes from A to B. Google Maps will then suggest several alternative routes and display them in the map.
However, it seems that while these routes are displayed, there is no way to search for the stores I am interested in. For that, I have to click the X to close the route search (which makes the routes disappear in the map), only then, the search box for searching for places appears again.
How can I display both the places and the routes at the same time (without going through workarounds of having to log in to Google and save maps temporarily)?
There seems to be only one similar question from 2010:
However, it focuses on the mobile version of Google Maps, and about desktop use of Google Maps, the question claims
Just realized that there's a workaround for a machine with sufficient screen size - just set the route on google maps and enter your favourite restaurants name in the search box.
As far as I can tell, this is simply not true in the current version of Google Maps, as it is impossible to display the search box and display a route at the same time.