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If you’re in the mood to explore Ocean Drive or take a dip in the ocean at Miami Beach, don’t let parking woes stop you. There is a lot of competition for free parking, but with these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to find a free spot near your destination in no time.
To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:
Most of the spots in Downtown Miami and near the Port are metered. But some are free. To locate them you can use the SpotAngels map before navigating to your desired area.
The map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near, the time you expect to be there, and your duration. The spots where you can legally park will appear on the map along with their prices. The green spots are the ones that are free charge!
Pro tip: Some of the metered spots (in blue) might be free of charge as well if you happen to park outside of the metered hours – meters are in effect mostly Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 2 am 😉
During the holiday season, the city offers an extra hour of free parking at every metered street parking space.
The program is in effect every day, 24 hours a day, from December 17 at 12:01 am through January 1 at11:59 pm. The program applies to all on-street parking spaces managed by the Miami Parking Authority.
To find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉