If you’re ever visiting the city, one thing you definitely need to know about beforehand is where to park for free. Parking in general in LA is a major pain in the you-know-what, but FREE parking – well, that’s just a rare commodity. Most of the free parking in Beverly Hills comes in the form of lots that can be located on most major streets. Some have small signs out near the street, but for the most part, they’re hard to find if you don’t know where to go in advance.
We get asked quite a bit where to park in the city by travelers and locals alike, so here’s a list of what we consider to be the best places for free parking (and have the best rates for when you can’t).
If you want to get in the middle of the Beverly Hills action without circling Rodeo for an hour looking for metered parking, this is one of the best places to park. Pretty much everything in the heart of the city is within walking distance. You just step right out on either the Beverly or Canon side.
The perks: Park for 2 hours FREE. The lot is open until midnight or 1am, depending on the day, which is perfect for those long days spent shopping and exploring. If you park after 6 p.m., you’ll only be charged a $5.00 flat rate.
Similar to the Beverly-Canon structure, but further down the street. You can hop right out next to the beautiful Beverly-Canon gardens.
The perks: Park for 2 hours FREE. It’s a $5 flat fee if you park after 6 p.m., and it is open 24 hours. For those who want to come by for an early morning stroll (or early morning shopping), take advantage of this lot’s early bird special; those entering between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. get in for $7 all day.
This lot has one of the best parking deals around. It’s towards the edge of town toward Wilshire, but it’s perfect if that’s where you want to be or you want to walk around the city for a while. Besides, there are a ton of great restaurants and shops outside of Rodeo, too.
The perks: Park for 2 hours FREE. You’ll be charged $1.00 every half hour after that, but parking is completely free if you enter after 4 p.m. Even better, it’s free all freakin’ day on the weekends. As an added bonus, the lot is open late until 11pm every day.
Another spot with some of the best parking deals around. If you want get closer to the heart of the city, this one is further into Beverly Hills near the Beverly Gardens Park
The perks: Park for 2 hours FREE. You’ll be charged $1.00 every half hour after that. This is one of the few lots open 24 hours. If you enter after 5 p.m. and leave before 6 a.m., parking is free. For those out partying all night long, this lot is for you ?
Before you go speeding down N. Crescent, know that there are TWO parking structures on this street, and they’re both pretty close to each other. Pick the one at 333. It may not seem as great as some of the others at first, as it’s closed on Sundays and closes relatively early during the week – 10pm during the week and 8 p.m. on Saturdays. BUUUT, it has some of the lowest hourly rates and early bird specials around, which makes it a pretty good deal.
The perks: Park for 1 hour FREE. You’ll only be charged a $2 flat rate if you swing by after 6pm. That’s right, only 2 $1s. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think if I’ve ever paid so little for hours’ worth of parking. If you enter before 10 a.m., it’s only $5 for the whole day. Take advantage!
If you need further information on lots and parking in general, you can always visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website. The less time you spend stressing over the parking, the more time you have to enjoy everything else the city has to offer.
Original Source: http://thebeverlyhillsinsider.com/