I am planning a trip through California in July and am a little confused about car parking at hotels. From what I can see most of the parking is not free. In San Fran they seem to charge around $50 a day parking in the city hotels. Also I cannot find if we could park a car for free in Vegas. Where in these cities could we stay without paying massive parking fee's ? I don't mind so much paying a small fee for parking but for the time we will be there $50 a day mounts up quickly.