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Old 04-14-2016, 11:14 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, 03:56 PM   #2
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Great idea! Especially attaching pictures.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:17 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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Old 04-15-2016, 05:00 PM   #5
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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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....Excalibur...
Excalibur is an MGM property as are many of the properties on the South Strip such as NYNY.




That is why I specified Ballys- a Caesar's entertainment property.

as above, Caesars has not yet imposed a parking fee


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Recent articles:

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With new Las Vegas arena comes a new era of paid parking - LA Times
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Now 21 pins on this map, each one with photos or satellite views of the parking spots:
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Update: Now 31 pins on the map!

https://www.vanscapes.net/blog/2016/...urban-tourists
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Plenty of free, surface parking next to the USCC INGHAM at the end of Southard St., four blocks from Duval St., in Key West
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Plenty of free, surface parking next to the USCC INGHAM at the end of Southard St., four blocks from Duval St., in Key West
Thanks! I've added it to the map.
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And now . . . introducing the iPhone app! Check out my latest blog post on creating an app for the "RV Parking for City Tourists" map.

https://www.vanscapes.net/blog/2016/...urists-the-app
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Just rolled into Vegas- a good number of B's and larger at the Ballys lot referenced earlier.

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Update: Now 43 pins on the map!

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Thanks for contributing (http://tinyurl.com/j4jmhgs and http://tinyurl.com/zcswhj5) -- there are now 55 locations on the map:

1 Asheville
2 Aspen
3 Atlanta
4 Baltimore
5 Burlington
6 Charleston
7 Charlotte
8 Chattanooga
9 Chicago - Convention Center
10 Chicago - Museum Campus
11 Chicago - South Loop
12 Cincinnati
13 Cleveland
14 Coeur d'Alene
15 Freeport
16 Halifax
17 Hilton Head
18 Jackson
19 Jerome
20 Key West - Ft. Zachary State Park
21 Key West - Maritime Museum
22 Las Vegas - Bally's
23 Las Vegas - Excalibur
24 Little Rock
25 Monterey
26 New York - Brooklyn
27 New York - Manhattan
28 Newport
29 Niagara Falls
30 Norfolk
31 Philadelphia - Independence Mall
32 Philadelphia - Schuylkill Banks
33 Pittsburgh
34 Portland
35 Québec City
36 Raleigh
37 Sacramento
38 San Antonio
39 San Diego - Old Town
40 San Diego - Seaport Village
41 San Diego - Zoo
42 Santa Barbara
43 Santa Cruz
44 Santa Fe - Downtown
45 Santa Fe - Transit Center
46 Sausalito
47 Savannah
48 Seattle
49 St. Augustine
50 St. Louis - Downtown
51 St. Louis - Forest Park
52 St. Louis - Missouri Botanical Garden
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55 Washington
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