About Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is often referred to as "Sin City" and "the Entertainment Capital of the World". It is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, and fine dining.
The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels. Most of the hotel casinos are in the city's downtown area, which has been the focal point of the city's gaming industry since its early days.
The primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy are tourism, gaming, and conventions, which in turn feed the retail and restaurant industries.
Las Vegas has an arid climate, with sunny, dry and hot humid summers. Winters and springs are much cooler, with temperatures that can be as low as 25F at night.
Parking in Las Vegas
In Las Vegas, On Street parking meters help ensure the parking is available to all, especially business patrons coming to downtown to experience the ongoing renaissance. Most hotels have large self-parking lots that are absolutely free. Another plus, found at most hotels is free valet service.
The city controls just 8 percent of the total parking spaces downtown, and that 80 percent of paid parking downtown is privately owned.
The city is in process of replacing the older meters to upgrade the parking system. The new multi-bay meters will be easy to use and accept credit and debit cards as well as coins. A total of 233 new solar-powered meters will be installed in April, taking the place of 1,216 outdated meters. More detailed info can be found here
Parkeon, the parking meter provider that the city is contracting with, provides parking management devices for more than three million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 50 countries. The meters chosen for the city of Las Vegas have a history of reliability in all climates and many cities across the United States and around the world.
For the single space meters, you might want to consider using a CashKey. The CashKey allows you to park and pay the meter without using coins. It is a small device that fits on your key ring and is used like a debit card. It can be purchased and loaded with any cash value you like (up to $650) on the 4th floor of City Hall. The cost of the CashKey is $17.
Using Multi-Bay Parking Meters
Using a multi-bay parking meter is very easy, and as a bonus, they accept credit cards. Here’s how, but it is important to remember that the meters will not issue a receipt.
Las Vegas Parking Garages:
Almost all Las Vegas hotel parking garages are free. There are some (especial Downtown) that require you to get your stub validated before it is free. And there are a few paid garages; which provides convenient parking especially if booked in advance. Be prepared to wait in line, especially on busy holidays or weekends.
Visit BestParking.com for all appropriate options to reserve a parking space. Compare the rates on an interactive map for the most economical and suitable option.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. You can choose by: