iParkit: Chicago Holiday Parking Tips

The holiday season in Chicago is upon us once again! The city shimmers with bright lights and the bustling shoppers come out as everyone ramps up to celebrate the festive time of year.

No matter what your plans are, we saved your spot.

Here are a few parking tips to make sure you’re prepared for the biggest Chicago holiday events:

1. Reserve Your Parking Online

For any major event in the city, it’s always best to reserve a parking spot ahead of time. This way you have guaranteed access to the garage, regardless of how busy traffic is the day of. Not to mention, you have unlimited in & out privileges during your reservation time. We’ve created specific pages for you to reserve your holiday event parking:

Christkindlmarket 

Dates: 11/16 – 12/24

This outdoor market is a treasured Chicago holiday tradition for locals and visitors worldwide. Visit this winter spectacle to warm up with a soft pretzel, hot cocoa, and the famous gluhwein. Perfect for crowds of all ages, the market gets particularly packed on the weekends. So consider stopping by on a weeknight to take it all in!

Click the image below to reserve today
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*Enter promo CHRISTKIND18 at checkout for $18 parking for any 12-hr period*

105th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: 11/16

Get your spot underneath the towering spruce in Millennium Park before the switch is flipped! Enjoy music, a visit from the Mayor, and commentary from Hamilton’s very own Miguel Cervantes. Reserve your parking at Wabash-Randolph Self-Park or Adams & Wabash Self-Park  and be a quick stroll from Chicago’s Christmas kickoff!

Click the image below to reserve today

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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Dates: 11/16 – 11/17

The 27th annual Lights Festival invites all walks of life to two days of free, family-friendly activities! Saturday’s televised parade ends in grand  fashion with a spectacular fireworks display along the river: certainly a sight you don’t want to miss! Reserve a space at any of our 4 closest garages and find yourself right where you need to be.

Click the image below to reserve today

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2. Plan to Arrive Early

If you plan on visiting hot spots like Millennium Park or the Magnificent Mile, be sure to arrive as early as possible. With the mass amount of drivers, many who are unfamiliar with driving in the city, there are sure to be traffic jams closer to the event starting.

Try your best to reserve a space an hour or so before you normally would just to be on the safe side!

3. Extend Your Reservation

Realize that you need to stay a little bit longer? That’s no problem at all! With every iParkit reservation, you have the option to edit and extend your reservation.

  • In the main menu tap on “RECEIPTS”
  • Tap on the reservation you would like to edit
  • Scroll down to “EDIT RESERVATION”
  • Change the end time on your reservation
  • Make your changes to the time and or date
  • Your new rate will display before you proceed to extend your reservation, so you’re well aware of what the additional charge will be.
  • Tap “CONFIRM CHANGE”
  • This will update your current reservation to reflect the new end time.

If your reservation hasn’t started yet, you can still extend it ahead of time. If you do so, a new reservation and barcode will be created.

 

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iParkit Express Now Available to the Public

The premier parking experience is now available to all city drivers. Introducing, iParkit Express to the general public.

Previously, a unique employee program code was necessary to receive an Express pass. Now, every new and current iParkit parker that has an account will receive the freedom of being able to scan in and out of the garage without a reservation.
No more stopping at the pay station or garage office. No more overage fees with guessing arrival and departure times with a prepaid reservation. Just convenient parking designed for the modern parker.
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With a general iParkit program code, you will receive transparent pricing at every single InterPark parking garage across the country.

Participating iParkit Express Markets

  1. Baltimore 3 iParkit Express locations
  2. Chicago – 18 iParkit Express locations
  3. Minneapolis8 iParkit Express locations
  4. Philadelphia 6 iParkit Express locations
  5. Pittsburgh4 iParkit Express locations
With Express, your barcode will always remain live, so there is no need to make a reservation every time you want to park. You’ll have easy one-click access right when you open the app. Just bring your barcode to the flashing red scanner for quick entry and exit.
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Upon exit, a receipt will be stored in the app and sent to the account’s registered email as well so that you can track every single parking stay.
All users can still purchase prepaid reservations online and in the app to receive in & out privileges as well if that option is of interest.

 

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iParkit: Buckle down for the Steelers’ 2018-19 Season

You have better things to do than sit in bumper to bumper on the bridge. We know that. With iParkit, you’ll never have to worry about bridge traffic again.

All you need to do is go to our Pittsburgh events page, find the Steelers game(s) you’re going to, and reserve a spot ahead of time at Riverfront Center.

Each reservation accounts for several hours after the game, so you’ll never need to worry about rushing back to the garage. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the game!

For those planning to stay overnight in downtown Pittsburgh, iParkit also offers premier overnight parking for the Distrikt Hotel and Wyndham Grand. Visit our Pittsburgh location map to view the current hotel rates at the Allies, Forbes & Grant, and Forbes garages.

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iParkit: Get ready for kickoff in Minneapolis

It’s football season again in Minneapolis, which means it’s time to head downtown to cheer on the 2017-18 NFC North Champs.

The days of scrambling in the car with paper parking tickets are going by the wayside. With iParkit, you can reserve a space ahead of time online or in-app for a garage close to all the action. iParkit now offers seven locations in downtown Minneapolis, three of which that are mere steps away from U.S Bank Stadium.

Minnesota Vikings iParkit garage locations

  1. Government Center Garage

  2. Centre Village Garage

  3. Gateway Garage

All you need to do is go to our Minneapolis events page, find the game(s) that you are going to, and reserve your space. Just make sure to double-check the garage you selected before you make your way downtown.

Not to mention, all Vikings iParkit reservations are scheduled three hours before kickoff, so you can make your way downtown with plenty of time for a tailgate.

Be sure to review the entire Minneapolis events page for parking specials for all major Minneapolis destinations including Target Field, City Hall, Hennepin County Government Center, and several premier downtown hotels.

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Lollapalooza 2018 Parking Survival Guide

Parking downtown for Lollapalooza? Reserving a parking spot has never been easier thanks to iParkit. Simply reserve ahead of time online or via the iParkit app.

 

The 27th annual Lollapalooza festival is hosted in Grant Park from August 2-5, 2018. Whether you’re going one or all four days, iParkit will get you to Grant Park quicker and provide you the cheapest rate possible for the Loop area.

 

Already set with your tickets to Lolla? For starters, click on our map & choose your date(s) :

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iParkit’s Top 5 Lollapalooza Parking Garages + Rates

Remember that there are two entrances for Lollapalooza. The Main Entrance is at Michigan & Congress and the North Entrance is at Columbus & Monroe.

 

1) Adams & Wabash Self-Park

Rate: $23 for 24-hr – click the map above to choose your date & time

6-minute walk to the Main & North Entrance

2) Traders Self-Park

Rate: $23 for 24-hr – click the map above to choose your date & time

12-minute walk to the Main Entrance

3) Wabash-Randolph Self-Park

Rate: $25 for 24-hr – click the map above to choose your date & time

12-minute walk to the North Entrance

4) Tower Self-Park

Rate: $25 for 24-hr – click the map above to choose your date & time

16-minute walk to the Main & North Entrance

5) South Loop Self-Park

Rate: $28 for 24-hr – click the map above to choose your date & time

9-minute walk to the Main Entrance

 

iParkit Perks

 

  1. In & Out Privileges: All of our locations allow in & out access with a pre-paid reservation. You are allowed to enter and exit the garage at anytime within your reservation period.
  2. 24/7 Hours of Operation: All of our locations grant 24/7 access. Your garage will be open no matter what time you are heading back to your car.
  3. Reservation Extensions: If you need to stay longer during your reservation time, you can extend your reservation. Just know to make any edit to your reservation, you must have an account set up.
  4. Friendly Cancellation Policy: For pre-paid reservations, we allow you to cancel up to the time your reservations starts. Our website and apps allow you to do this yourself – you just need an account. You can cancel a reservation by going to your receipt in the app or online. If you need to cancel after your reservation time has started or need a refund for a different reason, please contact us at iparkitrefund@intpark.com.

 

For more information on Lollapalooza logistics, feel free to check out the Lollapalooza information page.

 

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Spotlight: 2018 Broadway In Chicago Season Lineup

If you’re a theater junkie in Chicago, then you know the first thing that needs to be taken care of before the curtains rise: parking your car.

As the proud parking partner of Broadway In Chicago, we couldn’t be happier to offer the best rates at four prime garages. When you buy a pass in advance through the Broadway In Chicago site, you immediately guarantee yourself the luxury of iParkit convenience and discounted rates.

Each parking reservation grants 12 hour access to the garage as well, giving you plenty of time to grab a bite or explore the city before and after your show.

Below is a list of all of the 2018 season shows and which garage to reserve your parking:

Click the link in the show to find a list of available passes.

 

  • Hamilton – (until January 20, 2019) – CIBC Theater = Adams/Wabash Self-Park

  • The Cher Show – (until July 15th) – Oriental Theatre = Wabash/Randolph Self-Park

  • Waitress – (July 3rd – July 22nd) – Cadillac Palace Theatre = Lake/Wells Self-Park

  • Tootsie – (September 11th – October 14th) – Cadillac Palace Theatre = Lake/Wells Self-Park

  • Hello, Dolly! – (October 23rd – November 17th) – Oriental Theatre = Wabash/Randolph Self-Park

  • Miss Saigon– (November 13th – December 8th) – Cadillac Palace Theatre = Lake/Wells Self-Park

 

Once you’re finished completing your order, just print your pass or store it in your email, scan in & out at the garage, and you’ll be set. If you’d like, you can also save your pass to Apple Wallet.

To receive discounted parking at any of our other 18 locations in Chicago, visit the iParkit website and you’ll be sure to find a spot that is close to your next adventure in the city.

 

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iParkit Express makes your work day a little less work

You’re constantly on-the-go, especially during the busy work week. You don’t have time to wait in line at a pay station. Even making a reservation online can be too much.

Reservations can be cumbersome. You’re not always going to get to the garage on time and sometimes you might need to leave a little later. That’s just life.

With iParkit Express, you’ll never have to worry about any sort of parking prep. With a one-time program code, you can enjoy transparent pricing custom for your company or organization.

How to Get an iParkit Express Account

  1. Check with your employer to see if your company has a program. If you don’t, let them know!
  2. Register with your company or school email , create a password, and enter your credit card info.
  3. Enter your company’s program code under MY PARKING PROGRAM. Then click save & update to make sure your program loads.
  4. Activate your program pass and you’re all set.
  5. Tap your barcode when you get to your garage, lift your phone to the red scanner, and watch that gate lift!

 

iParkit Express Amenities

  • No need to make a reservation – just scan in & out.
  • Paperless receipts stored in the app & sent to your email. You can also add receipts to your Apple Wallet.
  • Fees are charged automatically upon exit.
  • No more visits to the parking office!
  • You receive the Express rates at other garages as well. Just navigate to the map of surrounding locations and see what the Express rate is.

 

With Express, your bar code will always stay live too, so you don’t need to log in & out of your account. You’ll have easy one-click access right when you open the app.

Coming soon … Express for personal use. You’ll receive your own unique program code tied to a personal email, giving you Express rates 24/7.

For more helpful user tips and detailed instructions, check out our iParkit Express info page.

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