Owning a car can give you a great sense of freedom… then you have to figure out where to park it! More and more tools are popping up on the Web to help you locate both long and short term parking. Here are 15 services that cover everything from free spots to event parking, long term parking, and more.
Do you use the Web to find parking? If so, tell us about your experiences in the comments.
Parking Comparison Sites
AboutAirportParking.com - Has listings for over 400 parking lots near over 100 international airports. Can add optional services like valet, car wash, mechanics and more. You can read more about this site in our Startup Review.
BestParking.com - Allows you to compare parking rates of various garages in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Also offers a mobile version.
ParkingAnytime.com - Locate garages, lots, free parking and more for a given area. Limited to Chicago, IL during their beta phase.
ParkingCarma.com - See real-time data of available parking spaces. If you register, you can reserve parking spaces in advance. Serves multiple US cities.
PrimoSpot.com - Gives you information on parking conditions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and will show you the actual parking rules for a specific space. The service plans to include more cities. You can read more about PrimoSpot here on Mashable.
Streetlinenetworks.com - Not operational yet, Streetline is putting monitors in 24,000 San Francisco metered parking spots so people will know where spots are available. Read a summary of Streetline’s services here on Mashable.
Parking Spot Rentals
CraigsList.org - As with just about anything else you can sell or rent, CraigsList has numerous listings for parking spaces.
ParkAtMyHouse.com - Specializes in renting out parking spaces around sporting venues, airports or just about anywhere. Available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
ParkingHunter.com - Lists available spaces to rent in cities such as Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Vancouver and more.
ParkLet.co.uk - Offers listings of thousands of parking spaces available for rent all over the United Kingdom.
ParkingSpotter.com - Helps you locate parking spots for major events, airports or everyday use.
Parkingspots.com - Parking spot rental connections for those who own them, and those who need them, in the USA and Canada. You can find a more detailed review of Parkingspots here.
ParkWhiz.com - Offers parking options around airports, sports arenas, daily & monthly parking and some more tools for those who need a place to park.
SpotScout.com - Parking garages list their inventory and then you can look them up on the Web or your mobile device.
YourParkingSpace.co.uk - A site to help connect people with spare parking spaces in the UK with those who are looking for them.
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