As much as I love going on adventures across Chicagoland with my kids, there is one part I hate: Parking. Not only is it difficult for me to parallel park with two crazy kids screaming in the back seat, but it is always a chore to find a spot close enough to where we are going that isn’t crazy expensive. Thank goodness for Park Whiz , a new online service to help busy Chicagoans like me spend less time worry about parking and more time focused on fun.
How to Use Park Whiz
So what is Park Whiz exactly? A way to find, book, and pay for a guaranteed parking spot instantly using either your computer or smart phone. Their interactive maps and organized categories make it a cinch to find the best parking spot available, and with worry free cancellation (anytime up to the start time) Park Whiz is easy to navigate and use, no matter how many little kids are demanding your attention.
To find a great space, I recommend searching by event or venue. For example, you can search for parking spots near tourist mecca Buckingham Fountain or local favorite Lincoln Park Zoo. After searching for a venue, you can narrow down your parking spot options a few different ways:
Parking time frame
Best rating and shortest distance
Mobile passes accepted
Guaranteed easy in/out
Once you have selected your preferred spot, follow the simple step by step instructions to secure your space. Upon arrival to your reserved spot, scan your Park Whiz pass QR code from digital or printed parking pass on the flashing red light scanner. Repeat the same process on your way out so garage gates will open.
You can download the ParkWhiz App for free and also explore their Simple Price Parking program with rates of $5 flat per hour or a $15 all day spot.
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