5 Ways to Avoid Paying Expensive Parking Fees While Enjoying Las Vegas Nightlife
If you’re in Las Vegas, you certainly want to experience the nightlife scene. From hot clubs to the best in shows, a night in Vegas is your opportunity to unwind and let loose.
But everyone who has been to Vegas knows that going out can be expensive. From cover charges at clubs to the high cost of drinks, you surely want to save money any way you can, especially since MGM has recently started charging for parking at its Las Vegas strip hotel properties. Here are five ways to avoid paying expensive parking fees while enjoying Las Vegas nightlife:
Become an M LIfe Rewards Member
You can still park for free at a hotel on Las Vegas’ famous strip if you’re an M Life Rewards member with Pearl status or higher. Even better, if you are an M Life Rewards member with Gold status or higher, you can even valet for free. Check out the link above to learn more and sign up.
Stay at a Non-MGM Hotel
If you’re staying downtown rather than on the strip, or you’re not staying at an MGM resort, parking rules are up to the hotel. Many downtown hotels still offer free parking to the patrons. Circus Circus also waives parking fees for its guests, although it does ask for payment for valet services.
Skip the Car
One of the best ways to avoid parking is to skip the car altogether; if you’re flying in for vacation, don’t rent a car. Instead, rely on using a taxicab, car share like Uber or Lyft, or even walking along the strip to get you to where you need to be. There is also public transportation throughout Vegas. For more information on this type of transportation, view Ladah Law firm’s resource here.
Understand Valet Charges
If you seek valet services in Las Vegas, you will be charged. However, if you’re only staying for part of the day, you’ll be charged a reduced rate (something to think about if you only plan on going out at night). Further, if you pay for valet services and are a registered hotel guest at an MGM hotel, you can come and go - and use valet services as such - to multiple properties throughout the day without being re-charged. Keep in mind that tipping is still expected, though.
Hold On to Your Parking Ticket
If you lose your parking ticket and you’re not staying at an MGM resort (if you are staying at a resort, your room key serves as your ticket), then there’s a good chance that you’ll be charged the maximum daily rate, which could be $30 or more.
Save Money During Your Night Out
If you want to save a few extra bucks when checking out nightlife in Vegas, parking isn’t the only area where you can cut costs. In addition to parking, make sure you view the list of free, no-cover night clubs, too!