If you’re planning a visit to the city center, finding free parking in Downtown San Antonio can certainly be confusing. The signage can often be difficult to understand, and figuring out where and when you can park without getting a ticket (or worse, towed) isn’t always so easy. That’s why we’re here to help!
San Antonio has a lot of metered, on-street parking available. While it requires payment most of the time, there are some times when you can get free parking in San Antonio, especially on holidays and at certain other times.
So, if you’re trying to search for “free parking San Antonio,” “San Antonio Riverwalk hotels with free parking,” or “free parking near the Alamo,” or wherever else you need to be in Downtown San Antonio — we got you covered!
Here’s our list of holidays and time schedules for Free Parking San Antonio Downtown.
Editor’s Note:We’ve done our best to confirm the information below is accurate, but details are always subject to change so we recommend verifying everything before you park.
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Daily Free Parking Downtown San Antonio
On-street, metered parking is free after 6 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Tuesdays, you can get free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters from 5 pm to 2 am as part of the city’s Downtown Tuesday program. Metered parking is also usually free all day on Sunday.
Free Parking Downtown San Antonio on City Holidays
Metered parking is also free on certain city holidays. Here’s a list of the Free Parking Downtown San Antonio 2023 holiday schedule (always confirm parking is free on these days by checking the meter):
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 16, 2023
- César Chávez Day – Friday, March 31, 2023
- Fiesta San Jacinto Day – Friday, April 28, 2023
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023
- Juneteenth – Monday, June 19, 2023
- Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023
- Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
- Veterans Day – Friday, November 10, 2023
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23, 2023
- Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2023
If you ever have any questions about parking in San Antonio, visit the parking page SanAntonio.gov for much more information, including parking maps and more.
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