The Ultimate Guide to Parking in LA

Looking for parking in LA? This parking guide will tell you everything you need to know.


Los Angeles is a city full of sunshine and world-class attractions. It also has plenty of affordable parking opportunities if you’re spending some time in the city. Here at SpotHero, we compiled everything you need to know about parking in LA.


Already know where you’re headed? Search the interactive map below or download the SpotHero app on iOS or Android for easy parking reservations. If you want to learn more about how SpotHero works, check out this guide.



Table of Contents

Parking in Los Angeles near Top Attractions

Los Angeles Stadium Parking

Los Angeles Metered Parking

Los Angeles Residential Parking

How To Avoid Parking Tickets in Los Angeles

Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport Parking


Parking in LA – Top Attractions & Neighborhoods

Los Angeles has tons of things to do from beaches in Santa Monica to the star-studded Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Below are several options for parking in LA near top attractions and neighborhoods.



If you’re heading to Hollywood to explore the Walk of Fame or Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, reserve a spot in advance and know exactly where you’re going to park. Check out affordable Hollywood parking spots like the one below:


6215 Sunset Blvd. – Lot

Parking rate: starting at $8


Check out more Hollywood parking spots here.


Downtown Los Angeles


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It’s no secret that Downtown LA is one of LA’s fastest growing neighborhoods. There are tons of parking lots and garages to choose from.


Make your trip to Downtown LA even easier by reserving your spot. You’ll know exactly where you’re going to park and how much you’re going to pay.  One top parking location in Downtown Los Angeles is:


401 E 8th St. – Lot

Parking rate: starting at $18


Want to explore more downtown Los Angeles parking? Click here.


Santa Monica Beaches, Pier & Promenade

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Looking for parking in Santa Monica? The good news is you no longer need to circle the block looking for open lots or street parking. Santa Monica parking is easy breezy when you use SpotHero.


A great parking spot at Santa Monica Pier is at:

1700 Ocean Ave. – Loews Santa Monica – Valet Garage

Parking rate: starting at $7


For more info on parking near the beaches, promenade, and pier, check out this full round-up of Santa Monica parking.


Venice Beach

If you’re looking for an easy beach day or want to play some basketball, Venice Beach is a great spot to check out. To make your beach day even easier, consider reserving a parking spot ahead of time:


One parking spot you can park at is at:

1697 Pacific Ave. – Hotel Erwin Valet

Less than a mile away from Venice Beach

Parking rate: starting at $8


Explore more Venice Beach parking options here.


Hollywood Sign


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See the iconic and larger than life Hollywood Sign when you’re heading out to Los Angeles for the day.


One parking spot to consider parking at is at:

1747 Argyle Ave. (6201 Hollywood Blvd.) – Eastown – Garage

Parking rate: starting at $16


Check out even more parking spots in Hollywood here.



Madame Tussauds Hollywood

See the stars and immerse yourself in the history and glamour of Hollywood at Madame Tussauds Hollywood! One great parking location to check out for Madame Tussauds Hollywood is:


1651 N Orange Dr. – Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – Valet Lot

4-minute walk to Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Parking rate: starting at $9


For more Madame Tussauds Hollywood parking, click here.


Los Angeles Stadium Parking

From concerts to sports, there’s no shortage of things going on at LA’s world-class stadiums. If you’re heading to a sporting event or concert in LA, compare rates and reserve your spot ahead of time with SpotHero. It sure beats circling the block and searching for the best price.


Below are some great options for parking near LA’s stadiums.


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Parking

The world famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is home to the University of Southern California Trojans and LA Rams. We recommend reserving a parking spot near the Metro and taking the Expo Line to the Coliseum.

A top location near the Pico Station stop is: 

1301 S Broadway – Lot

Parking rate: starting at $7



Dodger Stadium

If you want to catch a Dodger ballgame at Dodger Stadium, consider parking a few blocks from the action. You’ll save time by avoiding traffic and a few extra bucks.


One top location near Dodger Stadium is at:

981 N Hill St. – Lot

1.2 miles from Dodger Stadium

Parking rate: starting at $5


Want more affordable Dodger Stadium parking? Click here.


Staples Center


Whether you’re catching your favorite musician, or a Lakers or Clippers game, the Staples Center has great, affordable parking spots for you to choose from.


A top Staples Center parking spot can be found at:


975 Francisco St. – Courtyard Residence Inn Valet Garage

5-minute walk to Staples Center

Parking rates: starting at $20


For more Staples Center parking spots, click here.


Los Angeles Metered Parking

The city has about 40,000 on-street and off-street public parking spaces for you to take advantage of. It’s important to know the rules of the meters if you don’t want to get a parking ticket. You can find more info on LA metered parking here.


Los Angeles Residential Parking

Los Angeles has parking available in residential parts of the city; however you must follow the procedure of obtaining the permit. Find out how to obtain a permit for Los Angeles residential parking here. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of obtaining the permit, have a stress-free Los Angeles parking experience with SpotHero.


How To Avoid Parking Tickets in Los Angeles

  • Always look out for signage about parking restrictions when parking on the street. Restrictions typically have to do with weather, time limits, and street cleaning.
  • The two main reasons street parking may not be permitted are street cleanings and construction. Many blocks have specific days and hours that parking is not permitted, based on when street cleanings are scheduled. Keep an eye out for signage indicating these restricted signs.
  • Know when to not park on the street. Sometimes, knowing when to opt for off-street parking can save you a lot of pain and frustration. During major events or when traveling to a dense area, for example, off-street parking is not only the easier, but the more affordable choice. Consider finding and reserving off-street parking in advance for optimal convenience.

For more tips to avoid parking tickets, click here.


LAX Airport Parking


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Looking for airport parking at LAX? There are tons of parking options within close proximity, ranging from short-term and long-term parking to off-airport lots and hotel parking. Parking with SpotHero is an affordable and convenient option compared to the official airport parking rates.


You can also check out this LAX parking guide, which includes rates, reservations, maps and more.


Still looking for parking in LA? Explore the map below or download the SpotHero app on iOS or Android for easy parking reservations. If you want to learn more about how SpotHero works, check out this guide.


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