I cannot tell you how much gas I have wasted looking for parking in downtown Austin. Especially at night when everything is amplified by the fact that you are hungry, anxious to see that guy, etc. In light of this I decided to do some research and find out how the (nearest and cheapest) places to park and if anything was in fact free. After all, we girls by those shoes to look good in, not for long walks.
If you aren’t lucky enough to find a parking metered space (free on weekends and after 5:30) or if you cannot parallel park, another choice is the many parking lots and garages. I spoke to Stacy from Classified Parking Services who rents spaces downtown and she said that if you want save a few bucks stay away from the 6th and Congress areas, as they are most central and therefore the most pricey. Also, rethink parking when there is an event downtown as parking prices will go from the normal $5-10 to $20!
Enjoy and remember…getting towed immediately ruins your night, possibly your week.
Posted by Jill Harris