New Orleans Parking

Where to Find Free Parking in New Orleans

If you’re in New Orleans for Mardi Gras or one of the city’s many festivals, you may not know where to look for free parking. Even if you’re a long-time resident of the city, changing parking laws have made free parking spots few and far between, especially in the French Quarter where the competition is fierce. Keep reading to find out where free parking in the city exists and how to find a spot near your destination.

To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:

  1. An understanding of where those spots exist. (Check out this free map!)
  2. Familiarity with parking rules in the city so you’ll know that free spot is actually free.

Map of Free Parking in New Orleans

Find a free spot in New Orleans by changing the time filters and navigating to your desired area. The free map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near and the time of day to find free parking near you.

New Orleans Parking Rules

Free parking in the French Quarter after 7 PM

Parking meters operate from Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM. Parking after 7 PM is free.

Free parking on Sundays

The city offers free parking at metered spaces every Sunday.

Free Parking Holidays

New Orleans has free parking days! Here they are.

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days, please check the SpotAngels app.

Start DateParking HolidayEnd Date
2023-01-01New Year's Day2023-01-01
2023-01-16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day2023-01-16
2023-05-29Memorial Day2023-05-29
2023-07-04Independence Day2023-07-04
2023-11-11Veterans Day2023-11-11
2023-11-23Thanksgiving Day2023-11-23
2023-12-25Christmas Day2023-12-25

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days and find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉

View Map of Free Parking in New Orleans

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