Google Maps will take you much further from just point A to point B this summer.

LaToya Drake shows you how to let your smartphone be your guide with three new tools to help navigate your next vacation.

1.Keep track of your favorite places and share them with friends through Lists.

2. Take the stress out of finding your family on a crowded beach, or friends at a summertime BBQ in the park, through easy-to-use Location Sharing.

  3. Parking Difficulty icons will clue you in on whether parking will be hard to find wherever you go, and to save where you parked on the map so you never forget where you left your car.