Coming to Manhattan for the Thanksgiving Day Parade? Where Can You Park Your Car?

Street parking on Thanksgiving Day can be more assessable than

you might think. Many people don’t realize that on major national

holidays (including Thanksgiving Day), not only alternate side of the

street regulations but almost all street parking regulations and all

parking meters are suspended. This means that not only can you park

at meters for free, but you can basically park anywhere without a

problem unless it is a place where street parking is never allowed (i.e., if

the sign says “No Parking Anytime” or “No Standing Anytime”).Tips on where to park your car when visiting Manhattan on

Thanksgiving:* On the peripherals – the east and west sides are generally better

places to park than in the middle. When going to the middle of

Manhattan, try drifting a few blocks either east or west to look for street

parking.* Since the parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, a little

bit North of this area should be a great place to find street

parking.* Since the parade ends at 34th Street and 7th Avenue, a little bit

South of this area should be another great place to find street

parking.* It will get crowded; go early – it will be easier to find free street

parking.* It is usually possible to find free street parking if one has patience and

doesn’t mind walking a few blocks.* Always have a backup plan – know in advance where the parking

garages are in the area you need to be; have an idea what they

charge, what their hours are and when possible, reserve a place with

them ahead of time.

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