Your Ultimate Guide to Parking in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of America’s oldest cities. Founded in 1682 by William Penn to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania colony, less than 100 years later, Philadelphia would serve an integral role in the American Revolution.

Today, Philadelphia is one of America’s largest cities. It is home to the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies including Comcast and Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. Millions of people come to Philadelphia every year to experience the rich history and culture of the City of Brotherly Love… and possibly try a Philly Cheese Steak!

Parking Near Popular Philadelphia Attractions

Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is a state-of-the-art stadium equipped with fun-filled amenities catering to all ages. In the Phanatic Phun Zone, kids 8 and under can climb, explore, play games, and go down the slide of their lives as they venture through a giant soft play area. Fun isn’t only for the kids, however. Taking a stroll down Ashburn Alley is like taking a trip through memory lane, with many murals and statues paying tribute to the Philly greats of years past.

Independence Hall

Perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Philadelphia, Independence Hall offers guests a chance to literally walk through history, through the same halls that the Founding Fathers walked, argued, and ultimately created the United States of America. Be sure to stop by the room in which The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. Don’t forget to stroll across the street and catch a glimpse of the Original Liberty Bell, the nation’s most iconic freedom symbol.

This national park does have a parking garage located beneath the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is located at the intersection of 6th and Market Streets at 41 N 6th Street. This garage fills us quickly so it is a good idea to reserve parking ahead of time.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Since 1996, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts has served as Philadelphia’s premier venue for showcasing the world’s finest artistic performers. The Merriam Theatre and the Academy of Music enable a wide array of performances to be seen at their best. As the host to shows and concerts daily, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts is sure to provide first-class entertainment for a diverse set of audiences.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is one of the oldest and most popular indoor markets in the U.S. Whether you’re looking to pick up local produce or an iconic Philly cheesesteak, this market has something for every palate.

Wells Fargo Center

Whether you are here to watch the Flyers, Sixers, concert, or family event, the Wells Fargo Center provides the perfect atmosphere for all. Having hosted every event from A Stanley Cup finals to a Ray Charles concert, the Wells Fargo Center is equipped with the amenities to ensure each event is a world-class experience.

Philadelphia Neighborhood Parking

Bella Vista

Bella Vista is a neighborhood located in South Philly, bounded by 6th Street, 11th Street, South Street, and Washington Avenue. It is a heavily Italian-influenced neighborhood. Popular attractions in Bella Vista include the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Italian Market. Bella Vista is also known for its annual Italian Market Festival and Bella Vista Festa.

Center City Philadelphia

Center City is a neighborhood located in the heart of Philly. It is the central business district and is also home to the Independence National Historic Park. Popular attractions include Philadelphia City Hall, The Liberty Bell, The National Constitution Center, and the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.


Fairmount is a neighborhood located in Northern Philadelphia. It is sometimes called the Art Museum Area due to the fact that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is located in this neighborhood. Other popular destinations include The Rodin Museum and the Fairmount Art Center.

Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties is a neighborhood located in the north of the city. It is a largely residential neighborhood and is home to many young professionals, artists, and students. It is home to some highly sought-after residential and commercial real estate. This neighborhood is situated right on the Delaware River.

Old City

Old City is located adjacent to Center City and is the area of Philly along Delaware where William Penn and the other colonists first settled. Popular attractions include The Betsy Ross House, Independence National Historic Park, The Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and America’s oldest continually inhabited street, Elfreth’s Alley.

Penn’s Landing

Penn’s Landing is the waterfront area adjacent to Old City. It is where William Penn landed with the first Pennsylvania settlers in 1682. Popular attractions include the Independence Seaport Museum and a number of waterfront restaurants.

Philadelphia Monthly Parking

If you’re a local Philadelphian or a commuter into the city for work, you likely have experienced the difficulties and expenses associated with parking. SpotHero does offer monthly parking options within and out privileges and/or covered parking facilities to avoid bad weather. Check out our Philadelphia Monthly Parking options near your home.

Philadelphia Street Parking

Philadelphia regulates parking meter rates and time limits based on the location of the meter but generally, parking costs between $1 and $2 per hour. Pay-by-plate meters were installed in late 2019. The new meters accept card payments. There is also an app to pay by phone for your street parking. For more information about on-street parking, please visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority website.

Philadelphia Airport Parking

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) serves over 30 million passengers each year.

Getting to the airport can be just as stressful as making your way to your gate. Luckily, SpotHero can help you find parking garages on airport grounds or at nearby hotels and private lots. Many of these parking spots offer a free shuttle to get you to the terminal with plenty of time before your departure.

Simply type in your departure date, desired parking times, hit search, and book! Here, you can check out the official on-airport pricing and see if you can score a SpotHero deal to help you save money and time at the airport.

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