Pretty much every Vegas visitor will want to visit the Strip, where the lights shine brightly and the parking options are plentiful.
Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Las Vegas Strip is a perpetual hive of activity. And whether you’re based in the area or driving in from outside, finding a parking space on the strip is eminently achievable with a little bit of planning. The good news is that many of the strip’s hotels and malls offer on-site parking for visitors as well as guests. The bad news is that whereas once upon a time they didn’t charge for the privilege, nowadays they invariably do.
The options for parking on the Strip mainly come down to hotels and malls, metred street parking or off-street lots and parking garages. There are a number of metered street spaces available, with prices starting at around $2 per hour with a limit of four hours. Alternatively, if you prefer the security of off-street parking, there are several lots and garages to pick from. Our number one choice is the uncovered Douglas Parking on Las Vegas Boulevard, where you can pay a flat rate of just $5 for daytime parking or $10 for all day or overnight parking. Or if you’d prefer the security of covered parking, then Cromwell Garage at Caesars Entertainment hotel charges $18 for 24 hours’ parking.
You can book both of the above parking garages on Spothero.com, as well as at several other parking lots on the Vegas strip.
Free parking on the Vegas strip
It’s also possible – albeit difficult – to find free-of-charge parking on the Strip. The area doesn’t have any designated free parking garages, but certain street parking spots are free after 6pm, making it possible to come in for the night and avoid parking charges. Alternatively, there are still a handful of hotels and malls that offer free parking. Among them are SAHARA Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Treasure Island, the STRAT hotel, Treasure Island, Fashion Show Mall and Tropicana hotel. However, it’s worth checking before you travel, as the decision of these venues to charge or nor charge for parking is increasingly variable.
Long-stay parking on the Vegas strip
If you’re staying in Vegas for a longer period and plan to spend a fair of bit of time in or around the Strip, you may want to think about finding a long-term parking spot to save you searching for street parking each day or paying hefty day rates at a garage. So, for example, at the Showcase Mall Garage on Las Vegas Boulevard, day rates are $16, but monthly rates are just $65 – representing a huge saving of over $400 compared with paying for individual days for an entire month.
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