As one of the largest cities in Texas, Dallas is a major metropolitan area packed with locals and visitors. Navigating the streets and parking situation in this big city can be difficult to those unfamiliar with the area so read our parking facts and tips below to find the best parking spot in Dallas.
Small Parking Lots: There are about 70,000 off-street parking spaces in Dallas, TX, but only an average of 198 spaces per lot, so either arrive early to park in a specific lot or be prepared to walk a few blocks to your destination because lots fill up fast!
Cowboys Stadium: Parking up close at the Stadium can cost you up to $75 or more, but there are cheaper options across the street. The best plan is to arrive early to nab a cheap spot. The Texas Rangers also open up their lot for $20 on game days but be prepared for a long walk to the stadium. For guests with disabilities or limited mobility there is a courtesy shuttle available at any of the Cowboys lots that will take you to and from the stadium.
Garage Rates: Parking lots in downtown Dallas usually charge around $2-$3 for 12 hours or a full day of parking. There are a few lots that can charge up to $26 a day or have high hourly rates, so if you see one of these lots just know that there are $2-$3 options within walking distance!
Street Parking: There are tons of street meters around downtown Dallas and their rates range from $0.50-$2.00 per hour with 2-4 hour time limits (depending on the location). Meters are enforced Monday-Saturday from 7am-6pm.
Pro Tip 1: There are lots of one-way streets in downtown Dallas that can confuse the inexperienced driver and can make entering a specific garage difficult. Check the ParkMe map to find the entry points of any lot beforehand so you know which way to go.
Pro Tip 2: Parking at DART train stations is free and then you can just hop on the train and explore any part of Dallas you want!