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Old 05-16-2011, 12:22 AM
 
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Question where do locals park their cars when visiting the strip?

Most strip hotels have free parking for hotel guests? But where do locals park their cars when visiting the strip?
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 AM
 
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The hotels have free parking - - and that includes valet parking - - for everyone, not just hotel guests. They want to make it as easy as possible to enter their casino.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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There are very few times that you'd pay for parking in Las Vegas. There is a law requiring businesses, etc., to have enough parking. There have been a few places that have been allowed to have a little less parking than was determined to be needed, but very few. About the only places that charge for parking are the Thomas & Mack Center (The Shark Tank), the convention centers, Las Vegas City Hall, the public parking garage on Fremont St., and some downtown parking meters that some politicians want to get rid of. A couple of joints downtown will charge unless you stop at the casino cage and get your ticket stamped.

When we Las Vegans go out of town we are shocked when hotels want almost the same for parking as they do for the room, and businesses don't provide free parking for customers. WTF?

And, we shake our heads in disgust at cities, like LA for instance, that don't realize their traffic congestion, not to mention their air pollution, would be minimized simply by installing left turn signals, left turn lanes, and providing plenty of parking. These things eliminate idling time, and having cars drive round and round looking for a place to park.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I park in one of the many secret hideouts for locals which are hidden around the valley. I pull up, honk my horn and my car is lowered into an underground parking garage connected to an elaborate connection of tunnels. All of which have super fast walking belts like at the airport.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Most strip hotels have free parking for hotel guests? But where do locals park their cars when visiting the strip?
The Strip Hotels all have parking garages for both visitors and hotel guests alike. Not just hotel guests are allowed to park there. Anybody, whether you are a hotel guest or not, can use each hotel's valet services.

The only place you might have to pay for parking is Downtown Fremont Street. Some, but not all of those hotels, if you're not a guest, you have to pay for parking. The ones you have to pay, they'll allow 3 or so hours free and then anything over that you have to pay for, usually $1.50--2.00 per hour.

Also, there is the Fremont Street parking garage, you have to pay per hour for that one too.

All Strip property garages are free parking and very large, unlike the older, smaller downtown Fremont Street property garages.

I always park in the Main Street Station Casino garage when I'm down on Fremont Street, they have both outdoor and garage free parking. I think Golden Nugget and the Fremont Experience garage charge the most for garage parking over the 3 hour limit.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Where's this 'Strip' you speak of?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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About the only places that charge for parking are the Thomas & Mack Center (The Shark Tank), the convention centers, Las Vegas City Hall, the public parking garage on Fremont St., and some downtown parking meters that some politicians want to get rid of.
Town Square has parking meters for the spaces right in front of the stores on the streets that surround the square.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I just valet when ever I go down town which is very rarely due to so many tourist driving so dam slow.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Summerlin, NV
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Town Square has parking meters for the spaces right in front of the stores on the streets that surround the square.
Town Square is on private property. You do not need to feed those meters. While you can be given a citation, you cannot be ticketed for failing to feed the meter.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Oh wow! Coming from chicago this is so exciting! Not that I plan to visit the strip much but that is great!

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