San Francisco’s Candlestick Park is located south of the city, adjacent to Hunter’s Point and just off California’s famous 101 highway. The stadium sits right on the bay and it gets notoriously chilly there for evening events, so always be prepared with extra layers. And because it’s located in an isolated point outside of the city, options for finding parking around Candlestick Park are limited.
San Francisco is arguably America’s most picturesque city, and one of the city’s most photographed places is Pier 39, also known as the Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s located on the northern tip of the city, with breathtaking views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can guarantee yourself a delicious clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, but a guaranteed Pier 39 parking spot another matter.
AT&T Park is the home of the World champion San Francisco Giants. Located in the South of Market section of downtown San Francisco, this ballpark draws huge crowds during baseball season. These big crowds have created a parking frenzy in the area making AT&T Park parking a major headache for fans.
The recent success of the SF Giants and commercialization of this area have both contributed to an increase in parking rates. During the 2012 World Series, some fans had to shell out more than $150 for parking. The SFMTA extended the hours of parking meters in the surrounding area and charge more during events. We created this AT&T Park parking guide (and map) to help drivers who are headed to the area plan ahead to save time & money.
UCLA is one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious schools. Young adults from all over the world want to come to here to get a top notch education while also being able to enjoy the beach and city life that UCLA’s prime location has to offer. In LA, a car is a necessity to get by which means that UCLA parking can be a nightmare. With over 40,000 students and only 10,000 student parking permits issued each year, parking spots are limited in supply on campus. Have no fear, ParkMe is here! Check out these UCLA parking tips to get you out of your car and into the best parking spot as soon as possible.
The Art Walk is one of the city’s more under the radar treasures. It’s a self guided tour that attracts nearly 10,000 visitors, and is one of the hippest events in the city.
On the second Thursday of each month, people flock to over 40 galleries in the area of Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo and the Financial District for drinking, socializing and art appreciating. On these nights you’ll notice an increase in car and foot traffic, and a considerable decrease in parking around Downtown LA.
The LA Marathon sponsored by ASICS is an annual test of endurance where participants run 26.2 miles throughout the City of Los Angeles. Starting near Downtown LA at Dodger Stadium, runners weave their way through the city to get to the finish line – the coastline of Santa Monica. However, with several streets being shut down for the race, traffic and parking in LA gets even worse.
The 162nd Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a day of celebration of irish culture that takes place in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The parade and Irish Festival attract more than 100,000 people downtown every year. When you have thousands of people drinking and celebrating Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day, parking becomes a necessity (since driving around the city to move your car is the LAST thing you want to do after chugging pints of green beer!).