Parking in Alexandria
Here are some insider tips for finding the best parking spots in Alexandria
For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app.
- The Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street) in Old Town Alexandria is just $4 all day on Saturdays and Sundays, $4 all evening for weekdays after 5 p.m., and $2.50 per hour or $10 all day on weekdays before 5 p.m.
Street parking spaces in Old Town are free after 7 p.m. and on Sundays and state holidays. In Carlyle, street spaces are free after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays and Del Ray offers free parking!
Meters accept credit cards and coins.
- A receipt from a multi-space meter is good throughout the city at any other metered space while it still has time remaining.
- Leave the meters behind: there are plenty of free two- and three-hour spots just a block or two off of King Street (north of Cameron Street or south of Duke Street)
Handicapped parking is free for up to four hours at single- and multi-space meters. In addition, individuals with a handicapped license plate or hangtag can park more than twice the time posted on signs in time-restricted parking zones.
Garage Parking Map
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Free Things to Do
| || Old Town Alexandria's main drag, lined with red brick and dotted with independently owned restaurants and boutiques, is the perfect locale for strolling, as you window shop and feel the humming excitement fueling our city. |
| || Peruse the halls of this former munitions factory and peek in at any number of the 82 artist studios, six galleries and Alexandria Archaeology Museum. |
| || Bring a bike and a picnic basket, and coast along the scenic Potomac waterfront for an afternoon outdoors. |
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