Parking For Less Money In The City

One thing that can make “hanging out in the city” a bit more difficult than it would otherwise be is the cost of parking, as you can often spend more money on parking than you spend on anything else in the city – and if you are visiting a larger city such as New York, Boston, Chicago, or San Francisco, this can especially be the case! Of course – if you are looking to save a bit of money on parking – one option is to park outside the city and take public transportation in, but one problem with this is that the rest of your day (including what time you will have to leave the city) will be dictated by the public transportation schedule, and what’s more, you will still be spending a solid chunk of money this way as well!

If you are going to be in the city for only a few hours, one option is to simply feed the meter; in most cities, you can park at a meter for up to two hours, so as long as you will be in the city for less than two hours (or will be able to make it back to your car every couple hours to keep feeding the meter), you will be golden!


Another great idea (an idea many people fail to think of!) is looking online for coupons you can use in the city; many parking garages will offer promotions online, and when you do a Google search for parking coupons in the city you plan to visit, this will often get you into the city for the day for a whole lot less than you would otherwise have to spend.

And one thing you will want to realize is that the prices at a parking garage are usually relative to their location in the city – which means that, for the most part, you can add no more than an extra five or ten minutes of walking time onto your day (parking a little bit further from the center of activity), and this will save you quite enough money on the day to make it more than worth it!