Parking

Parking in Balboa Park lots is free. Park in the Inspiration Point parking lot (on the east side of Park Blvd., between Presidents Way and the Balboa Park Activity Center) for easy access to the heart of Balboa Park via the free tram. There are also numerous smaller lots throughout the Park.  There are electric car charging stations located in the Pan American Plaza, Fleet Science Center and San Diego Zoo parking lots. 

Parking map for Balboa Park

Printable Park Map (printable, color) 

Valet parking is available for a small fee in front of The Prado Restaurant at the House of Hospitality. Hours of service are: Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.; Friday from 5:00 p.m. through midnight; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. through Midnight; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. There is no valet parking on Mondays.