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Paid self-parking returns to major Las Vegas Strip resorts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- With Las Vegas resorts fully open and COVID restrictions gone, paid self-parking is back on the Strip. Some major properties, including all MGM resorts, started charging guests Tuesday.

But there's good news. If you live here in Vegas, self-parking is free for locals the first three hours at MGM properties; you just need to show your Nevada ID.

Paid parking is also back at The Cosmopolitan, and Caesars Entertainment properties already started charging back in October 2020.

8 News Now asked visitors what they think about these fees.

"It's something, personally, that I don't really like," said visitor Luiz Campaglin. "Normally, I know they make money plenty of ways, through the casino. So, especially during the week, I think they shouldn't necessarily ask us to pay."

Visitor Eni Cena told us, "I'd rather park somewhere far and then walk to where I need to be, instead of park for, like, $30."

So now the big question: Where can you still park for free?

Free self-parking is available for everyone at:

  • Tropicana Las Vegas
  • Treasure Island
  • The STRAT
  • Sahara
  • Circus Circus
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Wynn and Encore
  • The Venetian and Palazzo

Valet parking is also back at most resorts, and it does require payment. At MGM resorts, however, it will be complimentary for certain M life Rewards members.