Parking Made Easy
Parking Made Easy


Parking Tips for St. Augustine’s Historic District

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

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 a.m. until 5 p.m., except on Cathedral Pl. and King St. where enforcement does not begin until 10 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:

Free Parking

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.

July 4th: Free Park & Ride Shuttle

Parking in the lot at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is not free and is enforced by the National Park Service from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week, including federal holidays. There will be no vehicular access to or from the Castillo’s parking lot on July 4th from 6-11 p.m.

Watch for some road closures starting at 8:30-10:30 p.m., so plan to arrive early for a cool drink at a local hot spot or enjoy a delightful meal at one of our many outdoor restaurants. Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage behind the Visitor Information Center.

Shuttle Service

The free park and ride shuttle service on Anastasia Island only, is provided by the city with support from Old Town Trolley Tours and Ripley’s Express Tours and will be available from 6 p.m. until midnight from parking locations along Anastasia Blvd.:

Anastasia Baptist Church (1650 A1A South)
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
(1340-C A1A South)
R.B. Hunt Elementary School (125 Magnolia Dr.)
*St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park (999 Anastasia Blvd.)

*NOTE: The Alligator Farm is a parking-only location. If you park there you will need to access the shuttle at the R.B. Hunt Elementary School stop by crossing Anastasia Blvd. at the lighted crosswalk just east of the attraction. Law enforcement officers will assist pedestrians to cross the road safely.

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, open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 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.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parking

Motorcoach & RV Parking Information

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.


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