Parking in St. Augustine’s historic district can be a challenge during peak visitation times. Here are the top tips for parking near the historic district:
Get The ParkStAug App
Your best option is to use the ParkStAug app for paid parking. The app is available for free from both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. For information on how to download and use the ParkStAug app, visit ParkStAug.com.
The ParkStAug app allows you to:
- pay for parking with your phone
- receive alerts before a parking session expires
- extend a parking session without ever having to return to your vehicle
Parking Rates & Hours of Enforcement
Parking rates are $2.50 per hour with parking sessions limited to three hours for on-street spaces and four hours in parking lots.
Parking will be enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except on Cathedral Pl. and King St. where enforcement does not begin until 10:00 a.m. and in the parking lot for the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, where parking is enforced on Sundays as well.
Please note that some on-street parking and parking lots do not have individual meters but do have pay stations.
Map of Parking Lot Locations
Click for Google Map locations for each:
- King Street/Cathedral Place
- Cedar/Granada Streets
- Lightner Museum Lot
- Charlotte Street Lot
- Toques Place Lot
- Grace Lot
- Castillo de San Marcos Lot
Check the time of day when parking, as enforcement hours vary by location and are posted on each meter and pay station. Most metered street parking is enforced until 5 p.m., so there is no need to feed the meter after 5 p.m. You can park for free at any metered space on Sundays and holidays too.
Special Event Weekends: Free Park & Ride Shuttle
During special events and festival weekends, a free park and ride shuttle is offered on select Saturdays. Times for the shuttle vary and the shuttle operates from two parking locations north of downtown:
- St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View
- San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave.
For more information about these shuttles, please contact Customer Service at 904.825.1034.
Accessibility & Handicapped Parking
Parking with a handicapped placard or handicapped license plate is free at any city-owned meter or pay station and at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility.
Payment Methods for Parking
Again, the easiest way to pay for parking is using the ParkStAug app. Credit and debit cards can also be used at city-owned pay stations. Look for the “City of St. Augustine” seal on city parking lot and meter signage.
Historic Downtown Parking Facility
One of the best options for parking near the historic district for several hours is the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Drive. The parking facility is an easy walk from the Visitor Information Center and the historic district. The cost to park in the facility is $15 per car, per entry, for a full day and for evening hours. Cash, credit, and debit cards are all accepted. Please note, you cannot use the ParkStAug app at the parking garage at this time.
Check with the City for more Information
For more information on parking in St. Augustine, please visit the City of St. Augustine website. Please be aware that there are several privately owned lots throughout the city with their own pay stations. All city-owned pay stations and meters will clearly display the city crest.