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Old 04-14-2016, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Motorhome parking for urban tourists

When I'm visiting a new city, I spend too much time hunting for parking spaces that can accommodate my 23-foot Class B. I'm not talking about overnight camping/boondocking -- I just want to park within walking distance of urban attractions, sporting events, concerts, restaurants, etc. If you are also looking for options like that, check out my blog post on a crowdsourced map to share city parking locations:

https://www.vanscapes.net/blog/2016/...urban-tourists
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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Great idea! Especially attaching pictures.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:17 PM   #3
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while I'm not smart enough to add something to his website...

Niagara Falls NY side free parking at the Aquarium, easy walk to American Falls, maid of the list, and bridge to Ontario side. much fun
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Niagara Falls NY side free parking at the Aquarium, easy walk to American Falls, maid of the list, and bridge to Ontario side. much fun
Thanks -- just added it to the map for you!
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Thank You-
Also historically Ballys Casino in Vegas has allowed parking lot camping in the lot EAST of the building- enter off of Flamingo South of LV Blvd. just past the food court and sports book entrance

A look at Google maps will show the RV's lined up at this site.



The MGM group of Casinos is instituting parking charges- Bally's is owned by Caesars- who may follow suit- or not

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Also historically Ballys Casino in Vegas has allowed parking lot camping in the lot EAST of the building- enter off of Flamingo South of LV Blvd. just past the food court and sports book entrance

A look at Google maps will show the RV's lined up at this site.
Thanks, Mike -- I've just added this pin to the map!
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Don't be so quick on the Las Vegas Strip. I've boondocked parked overnight two years in a row now in the surface lot behind Excalibur but as of this month they have gated it off and are charging to park. That is almost Strip wide I believe. Whether you can overnight is yet to be found out. Circus Circus on the Strip does have a for pay RV park.
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In NYC, a great parking resource is the FDR Freeway along the East River. It is an elevated highway with numerous spacious pay lots underneath in various places. For example, drive east on E 20th Street until you come to the river:

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Don't be so quick on the Las Vegas Strip. I've boondocked parked overnight two years in a row now in the surface lot behind Excalibur but as of this month they have gated it off and are charging to park. That is almost Strip wide I believe. Whether you can overnight is yet to be found out. Circus Circus on the Strip does have a for pay RV park.
Davydd, I was encouraged about the Bally's suggestion when I saw a couple of RVs in the Google Street View of this location . . . but of course I have no idea when this photo was taken. Perhaps it's still OK to park there, but not camp overnight? I'll leave it on the map since this is a resource focused on urban parking rather than overnight or free camping.
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In NYC, a great parking resource is the FDR Freeway along the East River. It is an elevated highway with numerous spacious pay lots underneath in various places. For example, drive east on E 20th Street until you come to the river
Thanks, avanti -- didn't know about this and my daughter lived right next to it in Stuy Town! I've added a pin (along with your directions and photo) to the map.
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