The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and cheer. So why is traffic and parking always such a nightmare? It seems like people’s inner Grinch decides to come out, and we’re left with “coal,” like being cut off on the road, getting honked at, and feeling like driving is the worst thing in the world (after these other folks on the road, that is).
Well, it may surprise you to know this, but there are ways to avoid these car-related holiday blues. You’ll be able to forget the tragedy that is traffic issues and focus on what’s really important around this time of year!
Travel these Holidays Without the Headache. Here’s what you can do:
• Avoid traveling the day before. Guess what? That’s what everyone is doing. Make your drive easier and your stress levels lower by traveling two days before, if possible. This gets you off the road before most people have even gotten on it, making for a breezy trip.
• Travel on the holiday. Couldn’t get off of work two days before the holiday? That’s okay. Actual travel on a holiday is also super simple. Make sure you get an early start, and you can be sure you’ll spend most of your time with your family and friends — not the folks on the parkway.
• Drive back on Sunday. People like to finish up their long weekends at home to rest up, which makes traffic substantially worse on Saturday. By choosing to go back Sunday, you get the most out of your time off (including less time on the road).
As for your holiday parking woes, you can trust ParqEx to find you a great spot. If you want something protected from snow, ice or just crazy holiday drivers, we make it easy for you to find something covered and safe from your surroundings. And you don’t have to worry about breaking into your gift giving budget either; our prices are set by your fellow community members, so they’re reasonable and affordable. City driving and parking has never been so simple, especially in those frosty, windy cities like NYC and Chicago. So whether you need a spot for the long holiday weekend or just for a few hours of last-minute shopping, we’ve got a spot that’ll work for you — that’s our gift to you!