7 Best NYC Parking App For iPhone

We all know that New York City is a nightmare to find parking at. It’s one of the most dense cities of America as far as people actually live there go. Not only that, but New York City is major tourist attraction as well, only making the traffic and parking problem worse. Finding a parking space off the street could easily take hours, but it doesn’t have to. Thanks to technology, you can find and reserve parking spaces straight from your iPhone with a top parking app.

Not sure which one to pick up for your iPhone? Follow along below, and we’ll show you some of our favorites. Here are our top picks.

ParkNYC

One of the more frustrating things about parking with City-sponsored spaces is that you have to keep an eye on the meter. You almost have to plan your trip around the meter so that you don’t get cited for an expired space. Luckily, ParkNYC makes that a whole lot easier. Sign-up for the ParkNYC app, let them know what meter your parked at, and then it’ll give you a notification when the expiry time comes close. You can decide whether to add time here, and pay for it right with your debit or credit cards. You can also you can have parking receipts emailed to you and have a record of all your NYC parking — even mailed to you — which is perfect for when it comes tax time to write off those business expenses.

Download it now: iTunes

ParkWhiz

ParkWhiz comes in next. This one is a lot different to ParkNYC in that you can actually identify and find open parking spaces. ParkWhiz has actually worked to broker a large number of spots in parking garages around America, allowing ParkWhiz to offer spots to you at lower prices than you would find if you just drove in off the street. ParkWhiz works all across the US, so if you’re visiting the great New York City, you’ll need to choose from their list of locations in NYC and see what kind of savings you can get. Then you can pay in advance and reserve your spot for the day. Or, if you’re in another city, you can just enter in the name, and see what’s available!

Download it now: iTunes

BestParking

BestParking is an NYC parking app worth taking a look at for your time in the city. No matter where you are in New York City, or even if you’re on your way, BestParking allows you to quickly and easily find a good place for parking.

The app is also nice to have on hand, because BestParking helps you compare parking prices so that you always get the best rate, no matter the time of day. That’s what makes it one of our favorite apps for parking in NYC.

As an added bonus, and something that you don’t normally see in parking apps, is that BestParking allows you to book parking at airports as well.

No matter where you want to park, BestParking makes it easy to “sign in” to your spot with the digital parking pass.

Download it now: iTunes

JustPark

Next up, we’re looking at the aptly named JustPark. JustPark, like some of the others on our list, allows you to easily find parking in the NYC area, and all over the world. No matter where you’re going, you can usually find parking with JustPark, since they actually hav ever 20,000 reservable parking locations. Street parking, parking lots, parking garages, you name it, JustPark has it.

JustPark has everything you need to get you parking reservation squared away in the app — you can reserve, pay for it, and get instructions for the parking spot, and more.

Download it now: iTunes

SpotHero

This one actually works similar to ParkWhiz, but without the ability to offer you major discounts on spots in parking garages. Choose the city you’re in — such as New York City — and then SpotHero will help you find any open and free spaces for parking your car. It even has some features to make group parking easy! You can actually add up to five cars to your group to easily manage your parking. Tell it the day and time you want to park and it will give you prices allowing you to comparison shop for price and location.  Then finally, you can book your spot in advance.

Download it now: iTunes

SpotAngel

SpotAngel comes in up next, and is actually quite unique in that it’s powered by you, the SpotAngel community. SpotAngel is available in a variety of large metro locations, includes New York City. With the power of the SpotAngel community, you’ll be able to snag up to date information on free and paid parking spots that are opening up, where they’re at, and it even has all the up to date info on pricing that you need. It shows where free parking and parking garages are so you don’t have to pay anything. Not only that, but this gives you a chance at nabbing a free sparking spot, saving you a ton of money in parking fees.

Download it now: iTunes

ParkMobile

Our favorite and most recommended parking app is easily ParkMobile. You can’t go wrong with this app, with the service helping you identifiy and find locations where you can park your vehicle — whether on the street or in garages. ParkMobile has actually been known to save its users up to 50% in comparison to just walking into a garage. One of their highlights is the 24 hour, 7 day a week, top of the line customer service. Super helpful for negotiating or resolving any parking issues.

Download it now: iTunes

Verdict

As you can see, there are plenty of parking apps available for finding parking inside of the New York City limits. New York City is known for its horrible parking, so naturally, finding a space around the city is a difficult task. However, any one of these parking apps will make it a lot easier for you, and apps like Parkmobile might even save you some cash.