Where to Park

Comprehensive list of all City parking rates and fees

Twilight Concerts

The best way to get to Santa Monica on Thursday nights between June 22 through August 17, 2017 (excluding July 6, 2017) is to take public transportation. Learn more about your options at www.howtotwilight.com. Gridlock is intense. If you must drive, please park away from the Pier at the following locations:

  • Lot 4 South at 2030 Ocean Avenue - $5 flat rate, pay upon entry; no ins and outs; open at 6 a.m.
  • Lot 5 South at 2600 Barnard Way - $5 flat rate, pay upon entry; no ins and outs; open at 6 a.m.
  • Lot 3 North at 1150 Pacific Coast Highway - $10 flat rate, pay upon entry; no ins and outs; open at 6 a.m.
  • Civic Auditorium Surface Lot at 1855 Main Street - $10 flat rate, pay upon entry; no ins and outs; open at 4 p.m. (not applicable at Civic Center Parking Structure)

Santa Monica Pier

There are several options for parking near the Pier:

Parking is available on the Santa Monica Pier deck, accessed via the ramp at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue. This parking lot is open 24 hours a day. Rates are as follows:

  Summer Winter
Weekends
$3 per hour
$15 max per entry
$3 per hour
$12 max per entry
Weekdays
$3 per hour
$15 max per entry
$2 per hour
$10 max per entry
Buses or RVs Not Allowed Not Allowed
Disabled Placards/Plates Free
Free
     

Parking is also available at Lot 1 North, located immediately north of the Pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway. Lot 1 North is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. Please see the rates for Central Beach parking below.

Short-term parking is available at 1640 Appian Way. The lot is open daily from sunrise to sunset.  The rate is $1.00 per hour with a 2 hour maximum.


Beach

Parking is available at beach lots from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week, except for Lot 1 North, which is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Rates and locations are as follows:

North Beach Zone (Lots 4N - 9N)

  Summer Winter
Weekends $10 per entry $8 per entry
Weekdays $8 per entry $6 per entry
Buses (per entry) 6X daily rate 6X daily rate
RVs (per entry) 4X daily rate 4X daily rate
Disabled Placards/Plates Free Free
     

Central Beach Zone (Lots 1N, 3N, 2S, and 3S)

  Summer Winter
Weekends $12 per entry $8 per entry
Weekdays $12 per entry $6 per entry
Buses (per entry) 6X daily rate 6X daily rate
RVs (per entry) 4X daily rate 4X daily rate
Disabled Placards/Plates Free Free
Short-Term Parking
$1 per hour
2 hours max
$1 per hour
2 hours max

South Beach Zone (Lots 4S and 5S)

  Summer Winter
Weekends $10 per entry $8 per entry
Weekdays $8 per entry $6 per entry
Buses (per entry) 3X daily rate 3X daily rate
RVs (per entry) 4X daily rate 4X daily rate
Disabled Placards/Plates Free Free
Short-Term Parking
$1 per hour
2 hours max
$1 per hour
2 hours max

Main Street

Parking is available at our Main Street Lots, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the rate is $1.00 per hour. There are four lots located along Main Street:

Additional parking is available at beach lots 4 South and 5 South, two blocks west of Main Street. These lots are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please see the rates for South Beach Zone above.

Every Sunday the Farmer’s Market takes place at the California Heritage Museum parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to park at Lot 5 South, located at 2600 Barnard Way, where parking is free until 1:30 p.m. with proof of purchase and a parking voucher from the Farmer’s Market.


Downtown, the Third Street Promenade, and the Civic Center

Parking is available at our Downtown structures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are twelve parking structures and 4 lots. Rates and locations for the structures are as follows:

Parking Structures 1 - 9 and Ken Edwards Center

  Rate
First 90 Minutes Free
Next 1 Hour $1.25
Each Add'l 30 Minutes $1.85
Daily Maximum (per entry) $17.50

Parking Structure 10 and Downtown Lots 27 - 30

  Rate
Each 30 Minutes $1.25
Daily Maximum (per entry) $17.50
Disabled Placards/Plates Free
   

Civic Center Lot and Structure

Parking is available at both the Civic Center Structure and the Civic Auditorium Lot, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  Rate
First 30 Minutes Free
Next Hour $1.00
Each Add'l 30 Minutes $1.50
Daily Maximum - Weekdays (per entry) $14.00
Daily Maximum - Weekends (per entry) $5.00
Disabled Placards/Plates Free

There are entrances to the Civic Auditorium Lot from both Main and 4th Streets between Pico Boulevard and Olympic Drive.


Main Library Structure

The Main Library Structure is open for parking from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week, and is located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The entrance is on 7th Street, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard.

  Rate
First 30 Minutes Free
Next 2 Hours $1.00 per hour
Each Add'l 30 Minutes $1.00
Daily Maximum - Weekdays (per entry) $10.00
Daily Maximum - Weekends (per entry) $5.00
Disabled Placards/Plates Free
Surface Parking Lot $1.00 per hour
   

Mid-City

Parking is available at our Mid-City lots, located on Wilshire Blvd, between Euclid and 16th Streets. They are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The rate is $1.00 per hour.