Note: Parking rates are subject to change. Please check http://sjdowntownparking.com/parking-map/lots-and-garages-list or Parkopedia.com for up-to-date information.
Valley Parking Lot:
300 space, surface lot located directly across the street from the main entrance of the California Theatre. Entrance on Second Street between San Carlos and San Salvador Streets. Five handicapped parking spots available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (for entry, you may leave at any time; overnight parking available upon request). Rates: $1.50 per 30 minutes; $15 maximum. After 5 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday: $6; After 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, $7.
Convention Center Garage:
Entrance on Market Street between San Carlos and San Salvador streets. Hours: Open on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Rates: $18 maximum per day.
Agenda/Zoe Parking Lot:
The Agenda/Zoe parking lot on San Salvador between Market and First offers night and weekend parking at 50 cents per 20 minutes, up to $18 per day (and a day begins at 6 a.m.), unless there’s a special day-fee rate in place for an event at the Convention Center.
Park Center Plaza Garage:
Entrance on Park Avenue between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street. Rates: $6 after 5 p.m. (M-F) and throughout weekends.
AMPCO Block 8 Lot:
Entrance on Market Street immediately north of San Carlos. Rates: $7 after 6 p.m. (M-F) and throughout weekends.
Valet parking is available at the Fairmont Hotel ($22), the Marriott Hotel ($18) and the Hyatt Sainte Claire ($9 for 3-8 hours).
Handicap-permit parking for the California Theatre is available on both Market and First streets at the entrance to the theatre.
Important note re: all city-owned lots and garages:
Downtown visitors must now pay a $5 fee after 6 pm in all city-owned parking lots and garages except the lot under I-280 at South First Street and the lot at Almaden/Balbach, which will still be free nights and weekends. Revenues support increased maintenance and safety in the facilities, and to develop future parking supply downtown.
$5 parking after 6
Drivers downtown will find $5 parking after 6 pm at these facilities:
- Third Street lot between The 88 and Repertory Theater
- Market and San Pedro Garage
- Third Street Garage
- Fourth and St. John Garage
- Second and San Carlos Garage
- Second and San Fernando lot
- Fourth Street Garage
- First and St. James lot
- Second and St. James lot
- Pavilion Garage
There are still ways to park FREE downtown. Many of the garages and lots listed will be free from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Drivers can also obtain two-hour free parking with validations from businesses for most of these garages. In addition, many of them accept cinema validations. Please check the San Jose Downtown Parking website for up-to-date information regarding free parking.