In Vegas, the word “free” is something coveted that travelers and locals don’t hear much anymore.
Thankfully, some resorts and locations down Las Vegas Boulevard still cater to that old-school Vegas feel and offer free parking on the strip.
Though many resorts have started to charge for parking, there are still some ways to park on the Vegas Strip without paying a fee.
Where to Park for Free on the Las Vegas Strip
There was a time when every lot you could pull into was free. No matter how long you stayed, you always drove away, knowing no machine would be at the exit, blocking your exit until you slipped in some cash.
There are more than 25 resorts and hotels lining Las Vegas Boulevard, and of them, less than ten have kept free self-parking for all.
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While some hotels may offer complimentary self-parking, you have to pay close attention to stipulations.
Some only offer a free space for hotel guests or locals. So, if you’re staying on one property but want to grab a steak dinner elsewhere, you may have to pay to self-park for your meal.
Thankfully, some locations still keep the consumer in mind.
Free Parking for Everyone on the Strip
There are very few resorts left that provide free parking for both hotel and casino guests. They are:
- SAHARA Las Vegas
- Circus Circus
- Treasure Island
Complimentary Valet Parking on the Strip
SAHARA Las Vegas and Treasure Island also go a step further to celebrate guests by offering free valet parking.
If you don’t mind parking off-site, the following offer complimentary self-parking and valet parking:
- Fashion Show Mall
- The Shops at Crystals
- Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Hour of Free Parking on the Strip
The following resorts and casinos offer one free hour of parking for all visitors:
- Mirage/Hard Rock
- All MGM Resort Hotels
- Including Aria, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, NY NY, Park MGM
- Planet Hollywood
Are you a resident with a valid Nevada driver’s license or ID? Then you can enjoy three hours of free parking at the above-mentioned resorts, and:
- All Caesars Entertainment Properties
- Including Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrahs, Horseshoe, The Linq, and Paris
Nevada residents also enjoy complimentary self and valet parking at the Strat Hotel.
Additionally, everyone can get three hours of free parking at the Wynn and Encore, while hotel guests enjoy free parking for the duration of their stay.
Where an Elite Member and Special Status Gets You Free Parking
If you spend enough money at a resort, you will eventually elevate your status to a preferred member, which can come with many perks. At some hotels, that can include free self- or even valet parking.
Tip: Always sign up for a casino’s rewards program if you plan on gambling there.
All Unity members with Legend, Icon, and X status earn free self-parking. Icon and X also receive free valet parking.
MGM Resorts – MGM Rewards Parking Perks
All MGM Rewards members at Pearl, Gold, Platinum, and NOIR levels earn free self-parking. Gold, Platinum, and NOIR also receive free valet parking.
Caesars Resorts Rewards Member Parking Perks
Platinum, Diamond, and Seven Stars rewards members receive free self-parking.
At all Caesars properties excluding Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Paris, and the Horseshoe, Platinum, Diamond, and Seven Stars members receive free valet parking.
Wynn and Encore Member Parking Perks
Black-level Wynn Rewards members receive free valet parking.
Venetian and Palazzo Member Parking Perks
Premier, Elite, and Gold Grazie members receive free self-parking. Elite and Gold members also enjoy free valet parking.
Strat Casino Member Perks
All Solid, Legit, and Epic True Rewards members receive free self- and valet parking.
Resorts World Genting Rewards Parking Perks
All Genting Rewards members receive free self-parking. Only Imperial-level members earn free valet parking.
How Much is Parking On the Strip?
When you can’t find free parking, you’ll be subject to the property’s self-parking fees and valet parking rates. You can expect to pay around $15 to $23, with most resorts offering rates based on parking duration. For example, all MGM Resort properties charge $15 for one to four hours and $18 for four to 24 hours.
Valet parking fees are generally higher than self-parking and can cost between $35 and $40 per day.
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Other Transportation Methods
Finding free parking on the Strip is still possible, but what if you find the perfect cost-free spot and want to explore? Las Vegas has several convenient ways to get around the boulevard that don’t require you to move your car.
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Four lines run along sections of the Strip. The largest and most convenient is the Las Vegas Monorail, which starts at MGM Grand and ends at Sahara. Along the way, it stops at Horseshoe, Flamingo, Harrah’s, the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the Westgate.
The monorail offers single-ride tickets along with one or multi-day passes available up to seven days. All of the day passes allow for unlimited rides throughout their active period.
The Strip also has three free smaller tram lines running between some resorts. The southwest side has a tram that runs from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur, which gives you convenient access to NY, NY which sits across from Excalibur.
There’s also a tram that runs between the Bellagio, Citycenter, and Park MGM. You can also catch the tram from Mirage/Hard Rock to Treasure Island. They may be right next to each other, but the walk between them can be dreadful during the summer
The main bus line running along the Strip is the Deuce, a 24/7 northbound and southbound double-decker experience. The bus runs from the terminal south of the Harrey Reid International Airport up to the Freemont Street Experience. There are frequent stops along the way, offering access to resorts and shopping on both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Fairs for the Deuce start at $4 for a single ride and include options for a two-hour, 24-hour, or three-day pass. All tickets can be purchased on the rideRTC app while the two-hour and 24-hour passes can be purchased on the Deuce. There are also vending machines along the Strip.
The Downtown Loop
While not technically servicing the Strip, the Downtown Loop makes it easier to get from the north end of the Strip to the Freemont Street Experience. The picks up at the Strat and makes stops at locations like the Arts District South, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, Fremont East Entertainment District, the Mob Museum, Circa, and the Freemont Street Experience.
The Downtown Loop is completely free to ride.
The Vegas Loop
The Vegas Loop is very limited in its destinations, with pickup and dropoff essentially only available at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Resorts World. The Vegas Loop is expected to expand in the future, eventually offering an underground network of tunnels that will reach the entirety of the Strip.