where to park in san francisco

Where to Park in San Francisco: Parking Near 10 Top Attractions

Not sure where to park in San Francisco? We’ve got you covered! You can use SpotHero to reserve parking near San Francisco’s top attractions and destinations.

 

SpotHero is a parking reservation app that lets you book parking in advance, often at a discount to the drive-up rate. After you reserve a spot with SpotHero, just follow the instructions on your parking pass and you’re good to go.

 

 

Looking for a few recommendations? Here are the best places to find parking near San Francisco’s top 10 attractions! Click a destination below or scroll down for the entire list.

 

 

Where to Park in San Francisco

1) Alcatraz Parking

Tours to Alcatraz Island depart from the Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33. Street parking in this area can be difficult to find, so we recommend reserving parking near Alcatraz Island ferry departure point.

 

Here are your best bets for Alcatraz parking near Pier 33:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Pier 33
1280 The Embarcadero $12 Book Now! 2 mins
2 Bay St $10 Book Now! 3 mins
920 The Embarcadero $10 Book Now! 7 mins

Explore other Alcatraz parking options near Pier 33 here.

 


fisherman's wharf parking

 

2) Fisherman’s Wharf Parking

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations. Like many areas of the city, parking is in high demand. Do yourself a favor and reserve a parking spot in advance.

 

Check out these top locations for Fisherman’s Wharf parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Fisherman’s Wharf
2800 Taylor St. $9 Book Now! 2 mins
500 Beach St. $7 Book Now! 2 mins
30 Jefferson St. $9 Book Now! 5 mins

Find and explore other Fisherman’s Wharf parking options here.

 

3) Golden Gate Bridge Parking

Parking near the Golden Gate Bridge can be a challenge. The official site recommends taking public transit since parking is limited and there are ongoing construction projects near the Bridge. You can find more info on public transit here.

 

If you’re really committed to finding parking near Golden Gate Bridge, you can try to find it at one of the vista points on the northeast and southeast sides.

 

Pro tip: Bike the bridge for a better view. If you have a car, just find a parking spot near Fisherman’s Wharf (#2 above) and rent a bike. There are tons of places that do bicycle rentals in that area. You can search for parking here.

 


union square parking

 

4) Union Square Parking

Union Square is a major tourist destination and shopping district in San Francisco. Countless shops, restaurants, hotels and theaters fan out from the landmark park at the center of it all. Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are several Union Square parking garages and lots to choose from.

 

Here are some of your best bets for Union Square parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Union Square
520 Powell St. – Marriott Hotel $9 Book Now! 3 mins
350 Geary St. – Westin St. Francis $17 Book Now! 3 mins
750 Bush St. $10 Book Now! 5 mins

Explore other Union Square parking options here.

 


chinatown parking

 

5) Chinatown Parking

Chinatown is one of San Francisco’s most vibrant and busiest neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, street parking can be tough to come by. Do yourself a favor and reserve a spot ahead of time.

 

Here are three top locations for Chinatown parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
770 Broadway St. $10 Book Now!
173 Sutter St. $12 Book Now!
665 Sacramento St. $6 Book Now!

Explore other Chinatown parking options here.

 

6) Pier 39 Parking

For many visitors to San Francisco, Pier 39 is a must-see destination. As a result, parking is in high demand year-round. Make your stop at Pier 39 even easier by reserving your parking spot ahead of time.

 

Here are your best bets for Pier 39 parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Pier 39
250 Beach St. $9 Book Now! 4 mins
30 Jefferson St. $9 Book Now! 3 mins
280 Beach St. $10 Book Now! 4 mins

Search and explore other Pier 39 parking options here.

 

7) Ghirardelli Square Parking

Ghirardelli Square is a popular public landmark in San Francisco and is home to shops and restaurants, including the famed Ghirardelli Chocolate shop. Reserve your parking spot nearby and spend the day exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and the surrounding area.

 

Here are your best bets for parking near Ghirardelli Square:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Ghirardelli Square
655 Beach St. $8 Book Now! 3 mins
2620 Jones St. $6 Book Now! 7 mins
2800 Taylor St. $9 Book Now! 10 mins

Explore other Ghirardelli Square parking options here.

 


coit tower parking

8) Coit Tower Parking

Coit Tower is a notable landmark tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Many tourists make a point to stop here on a day of sightseeing around the city. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the surrounding Pioneer Park.

 

There is a small parking lot at the top of Telegraph Hill, but it fills very quickly, especially on busy days. Our recommendation? Park in North Beach and walk over.

 

Here are your best bets for Coit Tower parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Coit Tower
1010 Front St. $10 Book Now! 11 mins
2 Bay St. $10 Book Now! 12 mins
530 Broadway $15 Book Now! 11 mins

Explore more options for Coit Tower parking here.

 

9) Aquarium of the Bay Parking

Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco’s public aquarium, focused on local aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. It located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, right at the edge of Pier 39. If you’re adding the aquarium to a day of sightseeing, be sure to make a plan for parking ahead of time. The aquarium doesn’t validate parking, but you can reserve a spot in advance using SpotHero.

 

Check out these top locations for parking near Aquarium of the Bay:

Lot/Garage Address Rates start at Reserve Online
Walking Time to Aquarium of the Bay
2 Bay St. $10 Book Now! 5 mins
250 Beach St. $9 Book Now! 5 mins
30 Jefferson St. $9 Book Now! 4 mins

Explore other options for Aquarium of the Bay parking here.

 

10) AT&T Park Parking

If you’re searching for AT&T Park parking, SpotHero’s got you covered. Reserve your spot now, whether it’s for a Giants game or any of this summer’s other events.

 

Here are five top locations for AT&T Park parking:

Lot/Garage Address Rate Start At (Night Game / Day Game) Reserve Online Distance to Stadium Walking Time
920 3rd St $60 / $100 Book Now! 0.1 mi 3 mins
588 Brannan St $24 / $30 Book Now! 0.7 mi 15 mins
153 Townsend St $30 / $34 Book Now! 0.3 mi 7 mins
55 Stanford St. $40 / $40 Book Now! 0.5 mi 10 mins
148 Townsend St $35 / $60 Book Now! 0.4 mi 7 mins

If you’re looking for even more options, check out our blog post on AT&T Park parking.

 

Still not sure where to park in San Francisco? Check out the SpotHero map below! Click on a pin to learn more about the location and adjust to your preferred date and time.