It’s confusing. It’s frustrating. Besides the traffic, parking is the main reason not to drive in New York City. We’re here to help. From valet to overnight street parking, you can easily park in Manhattan when you know where to look. Ready for some tips? We’ve compiled our top tricks and recommendations for parking in NYC.
Street Parking in Manhattan
Visit NYC.gov for everything you need to know about metered parking rates. Hourly rates range from $1.25 to $7.50 depending on your location and duration, and Sundays are typically free. Always check the posted signage on individual meters to avoid fines.
Free Parking in Manhattan
There’s a map for that! Check out Free Parking NYC for free online resources. They have one map that points you in the direction of free street parking and another to help you decide where to park your car, share its location, and be notified of when to repark based on the street cleaning schedule.
Overnight Parking in Manhattan
Guests of The Manhattan Club can take advantage of our phenomenal $35 daily parking fee - which includes free valet parking! Just pull up to our iconic front entrance at 200 West 56th Street and we’ll handle the rest.
Valet Parking in Manhattan
The Manhattan Club offers free valet parking to all our guests (with the $35 daily parking fee mentioned above), so you can hit the ground running and leave the parking to someone else. We’re located in Midtown and just minutes from Times Square, Central Park, the Theater District, and more top attractions. Let our valet team take care of you as you explore everything Manhattan has to offer.
NYC Parking Maps and Apps We Love
Manhattan parking can be challenging, to say the least. Digital maps and apps can help. We love SpotHero, which allows you to search for, reserve, and pay for a parking space in advance. Other prepay services we love are ParkNYC, where you can pay from a pre-loaded wallet, and ParkMobile, where you can pay for an individual parking session (no preload required). For a GPS which takes into consideration one-way streets and unexpected construction, closures, and traffic, Waze is always handy.
Manhattan Parking Tips
Above all, expect the unexpected. Having a plan B can’t hurt if your parking plans fall through. Be wary of street cleaning schedules and always double check the fine print on signage to avoid tickets and the threat of having your car towed.
Go with the flow and always give yourself a little extra time. Be prepared to wait at the entry and exit of your parking garage as the valet attendant assists you and always be ready to tip if your service was great! Typically, a $2 - $5 tip is common at drop-off and pick-up. Be sure to grab everything from your vehicle before you hand over the keys, as most garages do not have in-and-out privileges.
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