Though parking fees in Downtown Las Vegas have been in effect for some time, the Strip only saw parking fees come into play in the last several years.
Las Vegas Free Parking
While adding parking charges to your travel expenses might be a necessary evil, there are still numerous spots up and down the Las Vegas Strip that offer complimentary parking. Here are some of our favorites!
Venetian Resort and Palazzo Tower
In addition to free parking, the Venetian Resort and Palazzo Tower are both home to numerous shopping and dining venues—so many, in fact, that you could literally spend days here. The Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian Resort is one of the best shopping centers you’ll find in Las Vegas. In addition to high-end options like the Baccarat Salon and Jimmy Choo, you’ll also find more usual spots like Sephora and Pandora. If you’re in the mood for sweets, confectionaries like ROYCE’ Chocolate, Cocolini, Dandelion Chocolate and IT’Sugar have everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. The shopping center is also home to cuisines worldwide like Italian food at Buddy V’s Ristorante, upscale hotpot at X Pot and Latin flavors at SushiSamba. You’ll also find fun attractions like the MODS Museum, located in the Palazzo Tower of the Grand Canal Shoppes, home to delightful digital art displays inspired by the works of Yayoi Kusama.
Wynn & Encore Las Vegas
The luxurious towers of Wynn and Encore Las Vegas offer free parking for all visitors. With some of the best dining options in Las Vegas, it’s easy to spend hours at Wynn and Encore. Enjoy a dining experience from another era at Delilah Las Vegas, check out one of the best buffets in town or try one of the fantastic ethnic cuisines offered at the resort. Make sure to visit the Wynn Atrium and have a look at some of the prettiest floral displays in town (perfect for photos). If you’re visiting in the evening, check out a viewing of “Lake of Dreams”—it’s one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas. If you’re in the mood for shopping, make a stop at the Shops at Wynn and Encore. With the signature red printed carpets and architectural touches unique to Wynn and Encore properties, the shopping areas feel like a bright extension of the hotels. You can find familiar luxury brands here, such as Breitling and Hermes, but you’ll also find more rare options like famous perfumeries like Diptyque and Le Labo.
Fashion Show Las Vegas
If you require a gift, an outfit or even just some essentials you left at home, Fashion Show Las Vegas is the perfect place to go. With tons of familiar shopping options (both upscale and casual), you’re sure to find just about anything you’re looking to purchase. You’ll find several department stores, chain shops and boutiques, all nestled in the ample retail space. Suppose you’re in the mood for a great meal. In that case, there are numerous possibilities here, too— Galpao Gaucho offers delicious Brazilian BBQ, Maggiano’s Little Italy is always a crowd-pleaser. Ra Sushi has a fantastic menu that’s even loved by locals.
SAHARA Las Vegas
Home of the fa-favorite “Magic Mike Live,” SAHARA Las Vegas is constantly upping its game with renovated rooms and brand new eateries aplenty. You’ll have your pick of restaurants before a night on the town seeing the resort’s resident show. There are plenty of options no matter your needs—from quick service (Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits), Casual comfort food (Chickie’s & Pete’s) to upscale fine dining (Bazaar Meat by José Andrés). Visit Azilo Ultra Lounge afterward to continue your night out (Azilo Ultra Pool is a fantastic daytime destination during the warmer months). The Amina Spa is also an excellent spot to unwind, and they also offer speedy services for those who need to relax in a hurry.
Resorts World Las Vegas
The newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip, Resorts World Las Vegas, offers complimentary self-parking. It’s easy to spend an entire day here with dozens of food and beverage outlets, a state-of-the-art theatre (with residencies from stars like Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion) and fun surprises around every corner (like the Disco Bathroom). The resort’s impressive food court takes guests on a culinary tour of Asia with some of the most sought-after imports in the city. The shopping arcade offers fun retail options from the sexy Pepper boutique to Sneaker Garden and Judith Leiber. Check out our walkthrough of the resort from opening night here. In search of a fantastic brunch? Three restaurants debuted brunch in the last several months, and there are still plenty of other options on-site!
Shops at Crystals Valet
The only all-luxury shopping destination in America is home to some secret free parking. The Shops at Crystals valet is free (of course, tips are highly encouraged, especially in these times), and there are plenty of things to do here besides shop. Stop by for a meal at Mastro’s Ocean Club and make sure to indulge in their special butter cake. If you’re looking for activities, “Barbie: A Cultural Icon” is currently on exhibit on the third floor of the shopping center (you can access the floor via the exterior elevators near Gucci), and it’s the perfect place to visit for Barbie fans and families. “Immersive Van Gogh” has captured audiences all over the world (you might have seen it in the first season of “Emily in Paris”). Looking for an even more exciting way to experience the art? The exhibition offers yoga classes.
Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Located between Mandalay Bay and Luxor, the Shoppes at Mandalay Place offers complimentary valet parking. In addition to numerous shops of all kinds (familiar chains and local boutiques), the area has plenty of dining options like Rí Rá, Slice of Vegas and Hussong’s Cantina. You’ll also find unique beverage options like minus5 ICEBAR and the Guinness Store, where guests can learn to pour the perfect pint. The shops are steps away from the main casino floor at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and Luxor Hotel, which provide plenty of entertainment options and dining venues.
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod is home to some of the biggest thrill rides in town (more about those here). Not into rides? No problem. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Las Vegas Strip atop the Skypod and enjoy a meal or a cocktail at 108 Eats and 108 Drinks. If you’re looking for the ultimate table with a view, visit Top of the World—the revolving restaurant at the very top of The STRAT. The property is also home to numerous entertainment options like “Banachek’s Mind Games” and “iLuminate.” If you’re looking to spend a night, check out our itinerary here.
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Home to the Adventuredome (with thrill rides aplenty), Circus Circus Las Vegas is an excellent destination for families and thrillseekers. The Adventuredome is fun for all ages with miniature golf, laser games, VR room, rides of all kinds, midway games, the FX Theatre 3D and more. Looking for a great date night restaurant? The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is renowned as one of the best in town.