Is it OK to leave your car overnight when using the Light Rail? IE: Do they permit that, and is it safe?
It's permissible, but about as "safe" as any other public parking lot I suppose.
You know, ferd, I wasn't too sure how to respond to your post, but I think the previous poster got the point across. Then I thought of another option. There's lots of secure parking at the airport, which is only one stop away on light rail. Have you considered that? I know it's more expensive to park there, but I would leave my car overnight in a light rail parking lot no matter how nice the neighborhood. Nice neighborhoods don't always look the same after about 11:00 pm. I did it once and returned to find my window busted, and my glove box empty. There wasn't anything in there worth taking, but it sure was a hassle getting the window fixed.
Oops - need to edit the prior post - WOULDN"T leave my car. . . sorry.
Maybe I should back up a bit.
We prefer not to be at The Beach on holidays; this year we're spending Memorial Day weekend at the Inner Harbor (tix for Larry the Cable Guy, etc.). I was hoping to find a viable option to the cost of parking at the hotel ($21/day) or in the public lots ($12/day???) around Inner Harbor.
$5.00 or less (one of us is a senior) for Light Rail tix looked like an attractive option, and we wouldn't have to drive into the city; but if the car gets broken into, maybe not! We usually travel in on 50/97.
AND thank you both for your help.
I like the thought of parking at the airport, I think that would be a better option for you. You can still take light rail.
If you use one of the off-site lots like preflght or similar you can often find coupons on the web for $6 - $7 a day to park at the airport, they will shuttle you to the terminal where you can get on light rail for downtown.
WOW! A Donegal expert - I spent a week playing seven golf courses in County Donegal in 2001, and I dearly loved it there.
Thanks for the tip, I'll do some surfing on that.
What hotel are you staying at? I know some hotels in the Inner Harbor offer free parking...or did a few years ago when I stayed the night.
I'm not sure yet, I've been watching a 3 star at Hotwire ($65). Our last stay was the Intercontinental 10/08, booked through Hotwire; we parked in the attached public parking building and it was on the order of $17 per night.
Preflight is $6.65 + $0.60 tax = $7.25/day (Thnks for the tip on coupons!). Light Rail leaves from Terminal E, and there's a free shuttle to get there. Looks like it saves $25 or so as compared to the parking buildings around Inner Harbor, and we won't have to drive into the city. Let's see...$25...do we spend it on parking...or do we step up for a better restaurant one night???