23 7 / 2014
Parking Panda Teams Up With the Ravens
Parking Panda has announced today an official exclusive online parking reservation partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, providing third-party parking for M&T Bank Stadium. The partnership will allow customers to pre-purchase electronic parking passes online or on their smartphone for nearby parking garages and lots in advance to guarantee parking for the upcoming preseason and regular season.
“We’re absolutely thrilled about this partnership and for the extraordinary opportunity to transform the experience for the best football fans in the world,” said Parking Panda CEO, Nick Miller.
“Parking Panda is deeply committed to our hometown of Baltimore and our goal of making parking painless. This partnership bridges our passions together, and we look forward to providing a seamless parking experience to allow our fans and event-goers to fully enjoy their experience.”
With a stress-free parking solution, Baltimore sports fans can look forward to an exciting season ahead. Parking Panda will allow customers in the Baltimore area to choose from thousands of spaces, including on-site parking at the Horseshoe Casino. Thanks to Parking Panda’s innovative platform, Ravens fans will be able to view all partner parking facilities on an interactive map with real-time prices, distances, and availability. Reservations can be made anytime at an available parking location through the website or our iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
Fans can also easily select a game to view and purchase parking below:
As the Official Parking Partner of MLB.com, including the Baltimore Orioles, we are excited to continue to improve the game day experience by providing stress-free parking to sports fans nationwide.
22 7 / 2014
Baltimore Restaurant Week 2014
I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
The annual Baltimore Restaurant Week will take place August 1-10th. One hundred restaurants throughout the city will be offering 3-course dinners from $20-$30, as well as a 2-course lunches for $15! Take advantage of these offers and check out that restaurant you’ve been dying to try, get together with some friends, or go out for an affordable date night!
All over the city participating restaurants will be offering the unique experience of dining at a fraction of the cost!
Inner Harbor - Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be offering 19 participants in restaurant week, the most of any area in the city! These eateries include Bistro 300, Brio Tuscan Grill, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Capital Grille, Diamond Tavern, Dicks Last Resort, Explorers Lounge, Fogo De Chao, Kona Grill, La Taska, M & S Grill, Mcormick and Schmick’s, Miss Shirley’s, Mortons the Steakhouse, PF Changs, RA Sushi, Ruth Chriss, Sullivans, and The Yard. Know where your headed before you get in your car by reserving your parking ahead of time!
Mt.Vernon - From Dooby’s Coffee to the Prime Rib there’s a taste for everyone during restaurant week in Mt. Vernon. Other restaurants include the Brewers Art, City Café, Helmand Restaurant, Indigma, Marie Lousie Bistro and Café, and Plates Restaurant and Catering. Don’t worry about parking , we’ve got you covered.
Harbor East - Harbor East is bound to be full of hungry patrons checking out the affordable grub. Participating restaurants include Chazz, Cinghaile, Fleet Street Kitchen, Flemings, Gordon Biersch Brewery, James Joyce Irish Pub, Lebanese Taverna, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Pazo, Roys of Baltimore, Top Ten American Bistro, and Waterfront Kitchen. You’ll have a hard enough time deciding on where to eat, so don’t waste anytime deciding on parking!
Little Italy - Being home to one of the cities busiest restaurant district, Little Italy has 9 eateries offering Restaurant Week discounts. These include Aldos, By Degrees Café, Chiapparellis, Da Mimmo, Germanos Piattini, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, Mo’s Crab and Pasta Factory, OZRA, and Sabatinos. Make your reservations, and while your at it reserve your parking, and save time and money!
Fells Point - Restaurant Week makes its way into Fells with participation from 8 restaurants. Check out Alexander’s Tavern, Anastasia, Barocina, Bond Street Social, Kalis Court, Kalis Mezze, Riptide by the bay, and Tapas Adela. Don’t be bothered with finding parking, reserve your space ahead of time!
16 7 / 2014
Its free I swear. Seriously, It’s absolutely 100% free.
ArtScape, America’s largest free art festival will return to Baltimore this weekend from June 18-20. The festival known for its mixture of visual and performing arts will include a variety of entertainment for all ages, attracting 350,000 attendees over the course of the weekend. The weekend is stockpiled with performances, displays, and activities, so no matter what you are in to, you can find something here!
What are you into anyway?
Music? Enjoy over 45 live musical performances spread out over 3 stages including a variety of genres including Rock, Hip Hop, Blues, Folk, Pop, Funk Reggae and more! If you prefer a more classical tune the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will also be performing!
Visual Art? There are over 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople. But it doesn’t end there; you can visit the “Art Cars” display where artists put their own creative touch on their automobiles transforming them into pieces of art.
Performing Art? Check out Ballet Memphis and the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater at the Lyric. Or head over to the Aerial Arts Arena where aerial artists, dancers, and circus acts will be performing above Charles Street!
Want to get creative? A new addition to Artscape 2014 is “Field Day”, consisting of a collection of participatory games, activities, and performances. Watch others, participate, and even compete against friends in these interactive activities.
Artscape is the place to be in Baltimore this weekend. With over 350,000 attendees throughout the weekend parking is bound to be a hassle, so we have teamed up with ArtScape to help you save time and money by reserving your parking ahead of time here.
14 7 / 2014
All-Star Weekend and Parking Panda
Parking Panda is excited to be part of the 2014 All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Fans have already enjoyed a festive weekend filled with entertaining events, especially the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, which was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Things are just starting to heat up at FanFest, as Commissioner Bud Selig will hold the annual Town Hall chat tomorrow. Along with Bud Selig, there will be autograph sessions throughout the day with All-Stars from all generations and tons of prizes and giveaways.
The best of the All-Star break is still to come and it starts tonight, as Major League Baseball’s most talented sluggers take a stand to compete in the heralded Home Run Derby. The following night features the grand finale, with the National League All-Star’s taking on the American League All-Star’s. Known as the “Midsummer Classic,” the annual game features players selected by fans, players and managers. The game also holds significance, because it determines who has home field advantage for the World Series.
Parking for the events is expected to be scarce if you do not reserve ahead of time. For those who have yet to experience the convenience of 100% guaranteed reserved parking, the way it works is you first select the parking facility where you would like to park on game day. Once purchased, you are instantly emailed your confirmation page that can be displayed either from your smartphone or through the confirmation page printout. Reserving parking ahead of time is strongly recommended.
10 7 / 2014
New Orleans Attractions Parking
New Orleans is a beautiful city full of history. Because of this, the city is heavily populated and in 2012 New Orleans had over 9 million tourist visits! With that in mind, Parking Panda wants to make sure that people can fully enjoy their experiences with painless parking wherever their travels take them within this fun, lively city.
The Superdome (with a capacity of 73,208) is not only home of the New Orleans Saints; it is also the venue for several concerts and performances every year. Some of the major events in 2014 that you do not want to miss are:
· “On The Run Tour” with Jay-Z and Beyonce: July 20th
· One Direction: September 25th
· Bayou Classic
With over 70,000 people filling up that stadium allow us to help you find a parking spot before the big game or event that you are attending. Click here for more information.
The Smoothie King Center (with a capacity of 18,000) also serves as a venue for New Orleans Pelicans, other sporting events, along with several exciting concerts and performances. In 2014, the Smoothie King Center will be hosting:
· Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Built To Amaze Circus: June 25th-29th
· Justin Timberlake: August 3rd
· Katy Perry: October 8th
· Paul McCartney: October 11th
World War II that has very much shaped the world into what it is today. This informative museum gives fantastic life size visuals, along with descriptions, videos, and storytelling to ensure that you have an all around experience. In one month alone, this museum has been visited by up to 54,000 people! With that many visitors parking can be hectic, but have no fear, Parking Panda is here!
Jackson Square is a historic park and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2012, the America Planning Association established Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. Locals and visitors consider Jackson Square a favorite for it’s large display of artists, restaurants, museums, and merchants. The square itself is great place to explore, relax, and/or people watch. To make visiting Jackson Square even more relaxing and enjoyable Parking Panda has many nearby spaces for you to park your car!
That is just the tip of the iceberg! No matter where you are in New Orleans, check Parking Panda to see if there is anyway we can help you find parking ahead time!
02 7 / 2014
Taste of Buffalo and Parking Panda
The largest two day food festival in the U.S. is taking place in Buffalo on July 12th and 13th! Parking Panda is proud to be partnered with Taste of Buffalo and allowing guests to reserve 100% guaranteed parking for this tremendous event.
Taste of Buffalo provides an enjoyable and affordable weekend as a large food festival for all ages, while promoting downtown Buffalo. This event will provide great food and entertainment in the heart of downtown Buffalo, starting at 11 am each day with no admission fee.
There will be more than 200 culinary specialties being served by some of the best restaurants in Western New York. Food will be priced from $1 - $4, providing you with a wide array of options. You are sure to find your favorite food or even try something new! New this year, there will also be a Beer tent located in Niagara Square where you can dance to one of Buffalo’s Best Party Bands and DJ Spooky Business.
Taste of Buffalo is sure to be a great event and Parking Panda is here to help make it even better with single or multi-day reservations. Simply reserve parking online, arrive at your parking location on event day, and then go enjoy some great food!
02 7 / 2014
July 4th Festivities in Baltimore
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and you know what that means—fireworks and parades! There will be activities throughout the day in downtown Baltimore to help you celebrate Independence Day!
Starting at 10am, the American Visionary Art Museum will hold a patriotic pet parade to show off your pet’s stars and stripes. Pet registration starts at 9:30am and the event will be held at the museum, 800 Key Highway.
Later on at 1pm, you and your friends can play some volleyball with the Baltimore Beach Volleyball’s “Hat Draw” Tournament. Registration starts at noon and the event is held at the Inner Harbor’s Rash Field.
For those who want to celebrate with music, starting at 4pm in the Inner Harbor Amphitheater will be music provided by the Top 40s band Thunderball. The U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade will also perform at 7pm.
The perfect end to a day of celebration culminates with a fireworks show starting at 9:30pm. You can view the fireworks from several different places around the Inner Harbor.
For a different view of the fireworks, from 7pm-10pm you can enjoy the view from the Top of the World Observation Level.
Oh, say can you see…quick that parking spot over there! Finding parking in downtown Baltimore can be a struggle, especially with the 4th of July around the corner! With Parking Panda, you can declare your freedom at this year’s celebrations by reserving your parking spot ahead of time. Use promo code PANDA4TH at checkout for 20% off your Independence Day reservation*. Click here to book your 4th of July parking.
*Offer valid through 7/6 one time use per customer.
O’er the land of the free and the home of easy parking!
30 6 / 2014
Parking Panda Teams Up With the O’s
We are very excited to announce that Parking Panda is the parking partner of the Baltimore Orioles. Based in Baltimore and with our knowledge of parking-concerns in the city, Parking Panda has a deep-rooted understanding of the need for a parking solution to help fans attending Orioles’ games.
In the official MLB.COM press release announcing the partnership, Parking Panda CEO, Nick Miller, describes parking as it relates to a fan’s gameday experience and why this partnership means so much to us:
Parking is a huge part of the gameday experience, and anybody who has driven to a game knows it can make for a terrible experience. Many fans leave the house without a good idea of where they’re going to park or what they’re going to pay ahead of time. The result is that we end up stuck in traffic and circling the block passing ‘lot full’ signs.
When we finally see the first sign for parking, we pull in to an unfamiliar lot, pay an arm and a leg in cash to the attendant, cross our fingers and hope that our car will still be in the same condition when we return from the game. At the end of the game, you brace for the inevitable line of cars you’re going to have to wait in to get out of the lot. You even often see droves of fans leaving the stadium early — games that they paid good money to see and enjoy — just to avoid the rush to the parking lot.
We at Parking Panda recognize that parking can be a huge problem, and we want to help fix this so fans can get back to enjoying the game.
By reserving a spot in advance, not only do you save time and stress impacted by driving around searching for a reasonable parking option, you are choosing the spot based on the distance and rate that works best for you- no surprise fees or taxes once you arrive. Because so much of city traffic (especially on a game day) is caused by people driving around searching for parking options with availability that don’t cost a fortune, another major benefit for both city residents and visitors is that knowing the exact location of where your parking space is being saved for you can substantially reduce the traffic sourced by those trying to park.
For those who have yet to experience the convenience of 100% guaranteed reserved parking, the way it works is you first select the parking facility where you would like to park on game day. Once purchased, you are instantly emailed your confirmation page that can be displayed either from your smartphone or through the confirmation page printout.
If you haven’t given stress-free reserved parking a try yet here is another great reason to now, for your next trip to Camden Yards. Use promo code ORIOLES20 at checkout for $20 off your next Orioles Parking reservation*. Click here to reserve parking for any upcoming game you plan to attend. LET’S GO O’S!!!
*Offer valid for first-time users only and can be applied to any future reservation made now through 7/15.
26 6 / 2014
Denver Parking Tips & Guidelines
Are you headed to downtown Denver? Read below for helpful tips and facts to know when parking in downtown Denver
1. There are approximately 44,000 off-street parking spaces in throughout downtown Denver. The population of Denver is around 630,000. Parking is going to be tight!
2. Denver’s Smart Meters located throughout the city are equipped with the ability to accept Smart Cards, or pre-loaded plastic cards that are available in the amounts of $5, $15, $25, $50 and $100. There is no additional charge or deposit when purchasing a ParkSmart Denver card - simply the face value!
3. Parking in a metered space is free on the following Holidays:
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
Presidents birthday (third Monday in February)
Cesar Chavez Day (last Monday in March)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Vetereran’s Day (November 11)
Civic Center Park:
Home to some of Denver’s most popular attractions, Civic Center Park has enough activities, attractions and restaurants to keep anyone entertained for an entire day. Make sure you can maximize your time perusing the park and not wasting it circling the streets for parking! See below for some of Parking Panda’s featured Civic Center Park parking locations
.2 miles away from the park
.2 miles away from the park
.3 miles away from the park
Overnight parking available
Home of the Colorado Rockies, Coors Field is known for its favorable home run conditions and high scoring affairs. In its opening year of 1999, the 303 combined home runs from the Rockies and their opponents broke the previous record for most ever at a venue. Enjoying good baseball in this glorious park is a perfect outing for family and friends. Check out some of the featured parking options Parking Panda offers near the ballpark.
.2 miles away from the ballpark
.3 miles away from the ballpark
.4 miles away from the ballpark
Denver Center for Performing Arts:
As the premier venue for arts and entertainment in Denver, the Denver Center for Performing Arts welcomes over 750,000 patrons a year to enjoy the wide array of displays and performances. In addition, the the Center provides over 50,000 young artists annually with professional instruction to help them refine and cultivate their talents. See below for the featured parking options Parking Panda offers so you can reserve your space ahead of time and never miss the start of a show!
.5 miles away from the theater
.6 miles away from the theater
.7 miles away from the theater
Safe travels and enjoy Denver!
17 6 / 2014
Parking Panda Pride
LGBT Pride Month is upon us this June. Parking Panda is very proud to be the Official Parking Provider of LGBT Pride Events around the country. From the largest LGBT gathering in San Francisco to the first U.S. Armed Forces color guard to march in a pride event in D.C., this year’s festivals and parades will be nothing short of spectacular. As a startup committed to fostering equality and diversity, Parking Panda is proud to be part of the LGBT community. For more information on Official Parking Panda Partnered Pride Events, click on links below: