Damn son, you’re going to have to pay a load more for parking at MGM as we first reported a few weeks ago. It’s going up substantially, as high as 50% in some places, only a year after first instituting this strange charge. For self parking at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Delano and New York, New York, instead of getting up to four subsequent hours at $7, only the first two will be charged at that rate. After that, the next two hours jumps to $10. Beyond four hours, it climbs an extra two bucks to $12. Prices for self parking are also jumping at Aria, Bellagio and Vdara under the same tiered system. Those rates are now $7, $12 and then $15.
Caesars Entertainment, which owns seven properties on The Strip, recently began charging at The Linq, Bally’s, Paris, The Flamingo and Caesars Palace. Next week, it will add The Cromwell and Harrah’s to the pay-to-park list.
However, maybe you still want to park for free and walk around? Yep, there are tons of places in Las Vegas that are still available for anyone to park for free, enjoy their stay and do whatever they want. We thought we’d give a huge shout out to those places, and perhaps a little extra traffic for the love they are showing us locals and visitors.
Interestingly enough, you can also park next door to the same places that are charging if you want to be creative. The Fashion Show Mall, the Shops at Crystals and the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay all offer free parking. Which means you can park there, and just use the casino areas if you want, without paying the ridiculous pricing strategy.
(photo credit: vitalvegas)