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Headed to Downtown St. Pete and not sure where the best place to park is? We have you covered with the best Downtown St. Pete parking spots so you can be at ease! Don’t let finding a parking spot stress you out ever again. These parking spots are ideal for when you’re looking to spend a day hanging out in the Burg, or for those bar-hopping nights when you’ll need an Uber home. 

Jump in the car and follow the directions to these best Downtown St. Pete parking spots! 

Beach Drive

Beach Drive is where all the action happens from dining at top-notch restaurants, enjoying live jazz music, or simply taking a romantic stroll in and out of the shops along the way. The parking on Beach Drive is street parking, with paid meters. You might get lucky with a great parking spot, but this busy street is typically hit or miss! The Birchwood on Beach Drive offers valet parking as well.

Pro tip: Download the ParkMobile app to pay for the meter on your phone and not have to worry about going back to add more time! 

📍 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Sundial Parking Garage

The Sundial Parking Garage is in the heart of it all. From here you can walk over to the Sundial to shop or have dinner. Our favorite dinner spots at Sundial are Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Seasalt. Beach Drive is also a short walking distance which is ideal for happy hour or visiting a museum. You can also walk over to Central Ave to hit up the bars.

With validation from a Sundial merchant, pricing is $1 for the first 4 hours and $1 for each additional hour with a $7 maximum. If you are not visiting the mall, parking is $1/hour with a $7 maximum. If you’re going to see a movie at Muvico Sundial Theaters, be sure to show your parking garage entry ticket to the box office to receive a discount on your movie ticket!

📍117 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

SouthCore Parking Garage

SouthCore Parking Garage is located downtown St. Pete near the hustling Central Ave. Park here if you’re looking to bar hop, grab lunch at one of the many restaurants, or to simply spend some fun time in the burg. This parking garage is also where you can park if you’re visiting the James Museum. 

The pricing is super reasonable with the first hour free, $1/hr, and $8 maximum/day.

Not too many people know about this parking garage, yet, so you will most likely be set with a spot here! 

📍101 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

717 Parking Lots

The 717 parking lots are located all across Tampa Bay. There are a few in downtown St. Pete. The best way to find these parking lots is to download the app and search by location. From the app, you can also pay and extend your parking. 

The two locations in downtown St. Pete are near Central Ave which is ideal for walking to the shops, meeting a friend for coffee especially at Kahwa Coffee, and so much more! 

📍175 2nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

📍227 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Street Parking

Beyond the parking garages, there’s street parking nearly on everywhere in Downtown St. Pete. Depending on the time of day, you may get lucky with a spot right in front of the place you’re going. On busier nights, it may take a few trips up and down the street. 

The parking rates vary across the downtown area but rates and limits are stated on each meter. 

A huge win is when you come across a meter that’s free on the weekends and nighttime! We recommend downloading the ParkMobile App to pay right from your phone and you’ll also get a notification when your parking is going to expire. 

📍 All around Downtown St. Pete

Al Lang Parking Surface Lot

Al Lang Parking Surface Lot is a convenient parking lot with over 300 spots and its open 24/7. The entrance to the lot is on 1st Ave South between 1st Street and BayShore Boulevard.

Their daily rate is $5 where you can pay either at the pay station or through the ParkMobile App.

This spot is great if you’re going to hang around by the water or Beach Drive. We’d recommend parking here if you’re looking to rent a Coastal Bike to ride along the Bay and even up to the New St. Pete Pier!

📍 230 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Best Downtown St. Pete Parking

Parking doesn’t need to be a stressful part of planning a day trip to Downtown St. Pete anymore! With this guide to the best downtown St. Pete parking spots, you can enjoy all of your fun activities in the burg with easy parking options. 

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Haley Haman

Haley Haman

Haley is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.