As a former valet worker who was on the front-lines of serving out-of-town visitors in Philadelphia, I have come to the conclusion that visitors are better off spending the extra money to park in a lot, in a garage, or with a valet service...because so many people get hit with parking tickets. Some even get towed, in addition to parking tickets!
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is a marvel of efficiency and ruthlessness. And it is easy to become confused by a sign and park in an illegal space.
If you are late to get back to your car by 60 seconds, it's probably already too late... unless you got lucky!
It's incredible how motivated and hardworking these ticket writers are. Believe me, they are absolutely brutal. (Have you seen...Read More