The rules for the parking on the streets of United States it varies a lot from state to state. It is advisable pay close attention to road signs informing about the time limit, rates and possible restrictions applied.
In many urban areas there are ample parking spaces that allow you to avoid searching of a parking space. The cost of these parking can be higher than the classic street one.
When parking next to a curb, stop the car in the same direction as the traffic, i.e. with the front of the car facing the direction of travel. If you park on urban roads, look for the nearest parking meter to make the payment. Or if you don't have any coins, look for kiosks that accept credit card payments.
There are apps like Parkmobile that also allow you to use it smartphone to pay the parking time of the vehicle. In smaller towns, older parking meters only accept coins. So make sure you always have coins with you and always observe the parking rules on time.
The calculation of the parking cost in the US in most cities is the same. In small towns citizens the cost of parking is 50 cents every 30 minutes. The maximum parking period for the car is one or two hours. Some cities even allow three or four hours.
Often at the main train stations there are cheap long-term parking where the cost of parking is calculated in fractions of 12 or 24 hours and the hourly cost is about 25 cents for an hour and a half.
In the big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco, the cost of parking can be higher, especially in the central areas of the city. The hourly rate can go as high as $ 5 per hour. In suburban areas, parking is cheaper and is normally $ 1 per hour
Payment for parking can be made through the classics parking meters columns that accept coins from $ 0.25 up to $ 1. Some modern parking meters accept even credit cards.
The time the parking is paid, normally it is included from 8-9 in the morning to 18-18: 30 in the evening. During the night hours and on public holidays you can benefit from the free parking.