When going on an outing to a fun attraction, it’s important to remember all of the sneaky fees that may add on to the cost of admission. One in particular that can add a chunk of change to your expenses is parking. Some parking expenses are so high, they are even more expensive than the price of your ticket.
To help you figure how much to budget for your trip, Zutobi, an online resource for driving and driver safety, has ranked the most expensive and cheapest parking at famed attractions in the US. Zutobi used a Google search to form a list of the top 20 tourist attractions in the US, then used the official website of each attraction to research the price of parking at each one. If prices differed on certain days of the week, the highest cost was used for the study.
The most expensive attraction parking fees
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York ($50)
- Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts ($43)
- Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois ($42)
- Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California ($30)
- Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California ($30)
- Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida ($25)
- The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California ($20)
- Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California ($18)
- The Broad in Los Angeles California ($17)
- Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California ($17)
The least expensive attraction parking fees
- Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri ($9)
- Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington ($10)
- Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota ($10)
- La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California ($15)
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles, California ($15)
- California Science Center in Los Angeles, California ($15)
Of the most popular attractions in the US, only four offered free parking.
Attractions with free parking
- Niagara Falls in Niagra Falls, New York
- Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico
- Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
- South Beach in Miami, Florida
For more information about parking rates and these attractions visit Zuboti’s website.