Balboa Park December Nights

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The City of San Diego and Cox have teamed up to bring free Wi-Fi access to December Nights!

Hotspot Name: FreeCoxWifi

Getting There

Transportation

There’s no holiday stress here. You’ll get to December Nights in good cheer using one of these methods:

Shuttles

Leave your car and leave the driving to someone else. Our free shuttles run:

Friday, Dec. 1
3:00 p.m. - midnight

Saturday, Dec. 2
11:30 a.m. - midnight

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Public Transit

It's always in season and always a good idea. You can reach Balboa Park from most San Diego neighborhoods—as well as cities in East County, North County and South Bay—by bus, trolley or train. Plan your trip at the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) website.

SDMTS will be running modified routes during December Nights.  More info

Rideshare

LYFT is the official rideshare sponsor for Balboa Park December Nights. Guest can enjoy 20% off 2 rides with code BPDN2017. Claim this code. The discount is available for current and new users.

Download the free LYFT app:
App Store Google Play

View Lyft Drop Zones in Google Maps

Bike

Get in your workout and get in and out of the park with no hassle.

View Bike Corrals in Google Maps

Walk

Walk from Hillcrest, North Park, Little Italy, East Village and other downtown neighborhoods as well as the Smart Corner transit station. Please remember to be a good citizen and respect the residents of the neighborhoods as you are passing by.

Parking

Parking in Balboa Park during December Nights is available. There is limited free parking, free ADA parking, and paid vehicle parking. All other areas require a permit.

Free Parking

The San Diego Zoo parking lot is the only free, non-permitted lot at the Park. It fills very quickly. Arrive early to park there.

View in Google Maps

Free Disabled Parking

There are two lots available for persons with a valid ADA placard or license plate:


Fleet Science Center lot
156 spaces


Federal lot
33 spaces

Paid Parking

Optional preferred parking are available at the following parking lots. These are the closest lots to the park.

Cash and/or credit cards are accepted.


Natural History Museum lot
$25/space


South Carousel lot
$25/space


Inspiration Point parking lot
$20/space


1450 6th Avenue parking lot
$5/space


1451 3rd Avenue parking lot
$5/space


110 West Ash Street parking lot
$5/space


6th & A Parkade
$5/space

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