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Free parking is available in various lots throughout Balboa Park just a short 5-10 minute walk to the theatre. Closest parking is available in the Alcazar Lot (though it fills up quickly) followed by the Organ Pavilion Lot (best availability.) Additional parking may be found in the south and east sides of the Park in the Palisades, Federal, Spanish Village, and Natural History Museum lots.
Driving and parking can be difficult during peak times or during major events; be sure to consult the BalboaPark.org Traffic Alerts page for the most up-to-date information on events and road closures affecting the Park and check your email for notifications from our Box Office.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction on Old Globe Way, accessible parking behind the Botanical Building is not available.
For information on valet parking options click here.
Ticket Purchase Parking
Patrons purchasing tickets may park in our 10-minute zone located adjacent to our Plaza. From Park Blvd., turn on Village Place and drive into Balboa Park. Turn right onto Old Globe Way and continue past the “Authorized Vehicles” sign until you meet the theatre. Patrons are permitted to park for a maximum of 10 minutes.
Balboa Park Trams
The Balboa Park Tram is available from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily from November 1 through May 31, and 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June 1 through October 31. This free tram provides access to Balboa Park from Tram Central at the Inspiration Point Parking Lot (east of Park Blvd. at Presidents Way) to a drop-off station at the Plaza de Panama, a short walk down El Prado from the Globe. Trams leave every 10 to 12 minutes, and follow a loop route through the park. More information can be found here or by calling the Visitor Center at (619) 239-0512.