Parking Tips for Tourists
For those who are visiting NYC with a car for the first time, it is important to do a bit of research on parking culture and habits in the city. NYC is a special place when it comes to parking, so if it is your first time you might be in for a bit of a shock. It is not uncommon for individuals to book a hotel for a reasonable rate, just to find out the parking is roughly $50 a day.
New York City is notorious for a lack of good, legal parking spots. The city is also known for its very confusing street signs (they are so confusing that the NYC DOT created a special website to explain sign meanings). When you combine these two facts, chances are you will not find a decent spot close to where you are staying.
The best option for parking a car is a private parking garage or lot. Some lots can be rather expensive, so your best option is to search for discounted parking in advance. Just as you searched online for a great hotel at a great rate, shop for the best parking spot you can find. You are bound to save money!