That leaves us wondering with all sorts of questions such as: How much is parking? Is there even parking around? Can I park overnight? Should I take public transportation instead?
There are now a lot of resources that help us answer those questions. Here are the best two:
- Best Parking: This site covers all the main cities of the US and a few in Canada as well. They offer options for daily and monthly parking, and you can do a search by neighborhood, by address and by attraction.
To have an exact estimate, you simply have to enter the dates and times of your stay. A map of the area shows you which parking is free, which parking is metered, or even if there is no parking. This site is also available as an app on any phone.
- Primo Spot: Primo Spot covers New York City, Boston and Seattle exclusively. It gives you an overview of garages and lots pricing.
The best part of this site, which is also an app, is that it gives you a real-time overview of on-street parking around your current location, with a colored legend that divides the spots in four categories: more than 4 hours, cutting it close, dangerous and bad idea. It also includes bike racks, and it has a special option for holiday parking.
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