Residents know that without proper knowledge, parking in Seattle can be a terrible hassle. Cut down on the time you spend looking for free parking and explore the city instead! Keep reading to find tips and tricks about Seattle parking and parking meters you haven’t thought of yet:
Not only will this free parking map of Seattle show you free street parking, but you’ll be able to find parking spots at nearby parking garages and even book directly from the map.
Simply type the address you’ll be parking near in the search bar and adjust the time settings to reflect the times you’re looking for. The pricing on the map updates to show free parking in real time, no matter where you need it.
Free parking downtown is extremely limited. If it’s a Sunday, scour the streets for a free spot but don’t expect to find many open. Most residents recommend taking public transportation and parking your car near the station.
Yes! Time-limits are not enforced on Sundays and holidays. Additionally, there are a number of free parking days, listed below:
|Free Parking Days|
|January: January 1* and the 3rd Monday|
|February: 3rd Monday|
|May: Last Monday|
|July: July 4*|
|September: 1st Monday|
|November: November 11* and the 4th Thursday|
|December: December 25*|
*If the date falls on a Sunday, the Monday that follows is a free parking day!
There is lots of street parking at the “L” between Republican and Warren Streets, just east of 1st avenue. Alternatively, drive near Memorial Stadium and the KCTS building at the “L” of Republican and 4th Avenue North to score a potentially free spot. From there, it’s easy to walk to the Seattle Center.
Also known as Seattle’s International District, Chinatown is a bustling hub of shopping and cultural activity, but finding free parking can be a challenge. Look for businesses that offer parking validation, like the Uqajimaya grocery store parking lot. Just make sure to grab a few groceries on your way out to validate your parking!