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Note: Parking rates are subject to change. Please check  or for up-to-date information.

Nearby Lots

Valley Parking Lot:

300 space, surface lot located directly across the street from the First Street 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. Flat rate of $20; pay upon exit. Exact change or debit cards accepted.

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. Effective July 2019, this garage will move to a flat fee, pre-pay, attendant-based model upon arrival to the parking garage; special event rates may apply; coins, bills or cards acceptable methods of payment.

Agenda/Zoe Parking Lot:

The Agenda/Zoe parking lot on San Salvador between Market and First offers a flat Daytime Rate of $20 till 7 p.m;  Additional $10.00 after 7 p.m.

Park Center Plaza Garage:

Entrance on Park Avenue between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street. Rates: $7 after 5 p.m. (M-F) and throughout weekends.

AMPCO Block 8 Lot:

Entrance on Market Street immediately north of San Carlos. Rates: $15-20 (M-F) and throughout weekends.

Valet parking:

Valet parking is available at the Fairmont Hotel ($14 for 2.5 hrs; $4.50 for each additional hr) and the Marriott Hotel ($6 per hr).

Handicapped parking:

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 pm

Drivers downtown will find $5 parking after 6 pm at these facilities:

  • Market and San Pedro Garage
  • Third Street Garage
  • Second and San Carlos Garage
  • Fourth Street 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  or Parkopedia for up-to-date information regarding free parking.