Ever since Las Vegas casinos announced they were introducing paid parking, tourists have been eager to figure out where they can continue to park for free. Thankfully, there are still a handful of locations scattered throughout the Strip where you can still enjoy complimentarily parking. If you find yourself driving to Sin City, here are the nine Las Vegas Strip locations where you can still park for free.
If you’re staying on the South Strip, the Tropicana is a great place to park for free. Not only is their parking garage super easy to get in-and-out of (no walking through the casino necessary), but there are bridges taking you directly to Excalibur, Luxor and MGM Grand as well. When I recently enjoyed a comp Vegas trip to Excalibur, it only took me five to seven minutes to walk to the hotel lobby from the Tropicana parking garage. If you’re struggling to find open parking spaces here, fear not. The Hooters Hotel & Casino next door also offers complimentary parking and their 24 hour pool complex is open to all visitors as well.
One of my absolute favorite places to park for free on the Vegas Strip is at Treasure Island. Don’t be fooled by their parking structure signs that warn of being complimentary for hotel guests only (or the scary looking security cameras). A quick call to the property will confirm that parking is complimentary for all guests.
Trump International Hotel
This five-star property doesn’t offer self-parking, but valet parking is always complimentary for both guests and visitors. Just make sure to tip!
Both self-parking and valet are complimentary at the Venetian and Palazzo properties. The Venetian parking garage is located behind the hotel and can be accessed from the Las Vegas Boulevard and Koval Lane entrances. The Palazzo parking garage is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue.
The Shops at Crystals
Located smack dab in the middle of the Strip, guests can enjoy complimentary valet parking at the Shops at Crystals. This can be a great option for guests staying at Vdara, Aria or the Cosmo where parking begins at $15 per day. Just make sure to tip your valet!
Fashion Show Mall
If you’d rather not walk through the Treasure Island casino, parking across the street at Fashion Show Mall is a great option. There is ample parking, it’s extremely well-lit, and there’s a Deuce bus stop located directly outside. It’s also a quick 5-10 minute walk from the Wynn/Encore lobby.
If you find yourself North of the Strip, Circus Circus provides complimentary parking for all hotel guests and visitors.
SLS not only offers complimentary parking to all guests, but they’re eager to promote this fact. Their homepage frequently highlights their free parking availability. If you’re staying on the Strip for a few days, consider parking here for free and then purchasing a monorail pass. You can hop on the monorail directly from the SLS resort and it will take you directly to the casino floors of most resorts on the right-hand side of the Strip. Bonus: If you play MyVegas (read our post here), you can score free monorail passes as well!
Travelers can enjoy both complimentarily self-parking and valet parking at the Stratosphere. Even better, if you’re driving an RV, Semi or any other form of oversized vehicle, Stratosphere provides complimentary oversized parking as well in their lot directly across Las Vegas Blvd (east of the casino).
Other “Free” Vegas Parking Options
Both the Wynn and Encore offer complimentary parking for hotel guests. Additionally, non-registered guests can enjoy up to 24 hours of complimentary parking at a time by showing a receipt of spending $50 or more at either of the resorts.
Shoppes at Mandalay Place
If you’re looking for some short-term parking, guests can enjoy complimentary parking at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, however overnight parking is not allowed. This can be a great option, however, if you’re planning on hitting up Mandalay Bay’s day club LIGHT without paying for parking. (Read about how you can get into Vegas clubs for free HERE.)
So, where isn’t there free parking!?!
While there are still plenty of places you can park for free, most Strip locations do charge anywhere from $10-$40 every 24-hours to park. These locations include all MGM properties (except Circus Circus and Stratosphere), and Ceasar’s properties. Additionally, shopping malls and one-off restaurants like Harley are all beginning to charge for parking as well. When in doubt, always call ahead to confirm as the options (and prices) are continuously updating.
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