Parking in New York City (NYC) can be expensive. Luckily, there are a number of ways to save money when parking your car in New York City. Here are a few tips for best parking in NYC and ways to save money on overnight parking:
Start at with your hotel – If you’re staying overnight, check the hotel’s parking rate. They are usually competitive, and can even be cheaper than other alternatives—but not always!
Consider on-street parking – While finding an open parking space may not be easy, they are very economical if you do. You can also find NYC meters that accept credit cards and review parking rules using NYC’s web application for on-street parking. If you’re lucky enough to find a parking space, you can move around the city via the subway or buses.
Use a mobile parking application – Consider trying a mobile phone application such as Best Parking to locate parking spots, garages and even bike racks. The application (for the iPhone and Android cell phones) provide a fast, fully-functional scrolling map that highlights city parking regulations, garage prices and times, and even shows which on-street parking spots are about to become legal (for example, a delivery space after 7 p.m.). Another great option for business travelers to use when looking for parking in New York City is ParkWhiz. Parkwhiz has an online NYC parking map with rate and lots of reviews of parking facilities. Highly recommended.
Check the websites of parking garages – A number of the main parking garage systems offer discounts to travelers or reserve a space in advance. SP Plus’s website provides a steeply discounted flat-fee Web coupon, good for specific dates, hours and garages. Icon is another parking lot system with many web discounts. (Last time I checked they had a $10 coupon for up to 10 hours of theater parking near Broadway!)
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