The Ultimate Guide to Parking in NYC

Looking for parking in NYC? This parking guide will tell you everything you need to know.

There’s always something new and exciting going on in New York City. As America’s biggest and busiest city, there are tons of great attractions and neighborhoods to explore. If you’re driving in or around the city, never worry about where you’re going to park again. Here at SpotHero, we compiled everything you need to know about parking in NYC.

Already know where you’re headed? Search the interactive map below or download the SpotHero app on iOS or Android for easy parking reservations. If you want to learn more about how SpotHero works, check out this guide.

Table of Contents

Parking in NYC near Top Attractions

NYC Monthly Parking

NYC Event Parking

NYC Metered Parking

NYC Winter Parking

How To Avoid Parking Tickets in NYC

NYC Airport Parking

Parking in NYC Near Top Attractions

There’s something for everyone in The Big Apple. Wherever you’re headed, SpotHero’s got you covered with convenient, affordable parking.

Below we’ve highlighted a list of top attractions and some of our most popular parking locations nearby. Just be sure to reserve your parking spot and you’re good to go!

Central Park

This world-famous park covers 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, and has 42 million visitors annually. There’s no wrong way to enjoy a day at Central Park. Take a tour of the most famous spots, hit up the Sheep Meadow, visit the Central Park Zoo, or just sit on a park bench.

Times Square

Times Square parking in nyc

Perhaps one of the busiest and liveliest parts of Manhattan, time square plays host to a variety of flagship stores and restaurants, as well as regular events and the famous billboards. Given the heavy car and foot traffic, we recommend parking a few blocks away and walking over.

Theater District

The home of Broadway’s 41 professional theaters, the Theater District also has a thriving restaurant scene and a truly dizzying array of restaurants and other attractions. Whether you’re headed to a show or just taking in the sights, book your parking today.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building parking in nyc

Arguably the most famous building in New York, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for a whopping 40 years. Still as stylish as ever, this art deco beauty is open year-round to visitors. Check out the views from the observation deck of this New York City landmark, or just stare up in wonder from ground-level. If you are heading to the observation deck, we recommend checking the weather first to ensure you get the best view!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known to most as “the Met,” this museum is one of the most-visited in the world. It’s probably because you can explore an Egyptian temple, a hall of armor, and see thousands of paintings from around the world in one place! Transport yourself all across the world, just be sure you have a spot reserved for your car before heading in.

The American Museum of Natural History

Explore dinosaur fossils, meteorites, and a life-size model of the Atlantic blue whale right on the edge of Central Park. If you’re bored with the natural history of this planet, then fear not: the Rose Center for Earth and Space is part of this museum complex, so you can explore the cosmos to your heart’s content.

Radio City Music Hall

This 6000 seat venue is the home of the Christmas Spectacular and the Rockettes, and has hosted world-class musicians, comedians, film premieres, and special events. Take in a show or just explore this spectacular space, and be sure to reserve parking in advance!

Lincoln Center

Take in some ballet, jazz, opera, or even a movie at this hub for the performing arts. They even have dances outside with live music in warm weather. Book a spot nearby!

Parking in the Boroughs

If you’re searching for parking in Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, look no further.

Brooklyn Parking

brooklyn parking in nyc

Brooklyn boasts many diverse and beautiful attractions, restaurants, and live music venues. Explore beautiful Prospect Park, visit Coney Island, or just wander around one of Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods. SpotHero has you covered with nearby parking!

Queens Parking

Home of the New York Mets and U.S. Open Tennis tournament, Queens boasts plenty of attractions and areas to explore. Hit up the Queens Art Museum to see the famous Panorama of the City of New York, take in the view from Gantry Plaza State Park, or take in a game!

Bronx Parking

Perhaps best known as the home of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx also hosts the world-famous Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. Let SpotHero help you book a spot nearby!

New York Monthly Parking

Thinking about reserving a monthly parking spot in the city? Here at SpotHero, we’ve tracked down the best rates and locations for monthly parking in NYC and rounded them up to make your search for monthly parking even easier.

When you use SpotHero to reserve NYC monthly parking, it’s easy to compare locations by price and amenities. Have any questions? You can click here for more information about monthly parking or contact our monthly specialist directly at (844)292-5251.

NYC Event Parking

New York has no shortage of conventions, concerts, trade shows, or sporting events.

If you’re heading out to a big event, compare event rates and parking spots with SpotHero. Here are some affordable parking spots for each of New York City’s stadiums and major venues.

Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium are a must-see for baseball fans. If you’re heading to a game, select your event from the list below to see available parking nearby.

Citi Field Parking

A crosstown rival to the Yankees, the New York Mets can be seen at Citi Field in Queens. If you’re willing to walk a few blocks, you can get a great deal on game day parking.

Barclays Center

Heading to the Barclays Center for a Nets game or concert? Do yourself a favor and reserve a parking spot in advance.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden parking in nyc

One of the most famous arenas in the country, Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and incredible musical performances.

Javits Center

Heading to a convention or a trade show at the Javits Center? Let SpotHero help you find a nearby spot in this busy section of Manhattan.

NYC Metered Parking

New York City has tons of metered street parking, but it is important to follow the rules of the meter and the specific street where you are parking. More information on paying for meters and street metered parking rules can be found here.

NYC Winter Parking Rules

New York City winters can be tough to navigate when it comes to parking. It’s important to look out for street closures in extreme winter weather, so always check out NYC’s 511 service for the latest updates.

Your best bet is to avoid street parking altogether when it’s snowing or when snow is on the ground. Park in a parking garage or lot instead by reserving your parking in advance with SpotHero.

How To Avoid Parking Tickets in NYC

  • Always look out for signage about parking restrictions when parking on the street. Restrictions typically have to do with weather, time limits, and street cleaning.
  • The two main reasons street parking may not be permitted are street cleanings and construction. Many blocks have specific days and hours that parking is not permitted, based on when street cleanings are scheduled. Keep an eye out for signage indicating these restricted signs.
  • Know when not to park on the street. Sometimes, opting for off-street parking can save you a lot of pain and frustration. During major events or when traveling to a dense area, for example, off-street parking is not only easier, but it’s the more affordable choice. Consider finding and reserving off-street parking in advance for optimal convenience.

For more tips to avoid parking tickets, click here.

NYC Airport Parking

jfk parking in nyc

Looking for airport parking? The New York metro area’s main airports–JFK, LaGuardia and Newark–all have a range of parking options, from short-term parking and longer-term parking to hotel parking and off-airport parking. With SpotHero, you can explore airport rates at several lots and garages before reserving your spot in advance.

To search for John F. Kennedy International Airport parking, click the link below.

To search for New York LaGuardia Airport parking, click the link below.

To search for Newark Airport parking, click the link below.

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