Many of us have had to park our cars in a parking garage when in a large city or at an airport. The big unknown is what we are going to have to pay for that parking. And prices can vary widely making it difficult to determine where you can park without paying more than you really should. But there is a solution which you can use to figure out where you want to park and save some money in the process.
There are a number of different mobile apps that you can install on your smart phone which will let you plan your parking before you get there. One that we like is BestParking which can be installed on the iPhone, Android phones and Blackberry phones. With Best Parking, you have the ability to know what you will be paying before you arrive. In the picture here, it shows parking locations at the Oakland Airport and the associated prices for a 3 day stay for your car. And these included the high and low prices. The highest we found at the Oakland Airport is $108 dollars for a 3 day stay which is valet parking at the airport.
While this is also available on the web, the results are the same in both places. The locations highlighted in color represent those where you can make online reservations, which is a great idea. And they sometimes provide discounts when you pay in advance to reserve a spot. There is a long list of US Cities along with 3 in Canada as well. And there is an even longer list of airports where you can look for the best places to park your vehicle.
This is one of many apps which you can download to make your parking selections much easier and save you money in the process.