Westwood is a bustling city center with towering skyscrapers, a busy shopping district and its famous vintage movie theaters, often used for red carpet movie premieres. Its abundance of apartments and high rise buildings, not to mention Westwood’s winding streets, make traffic congestion and parking a constant problem in this district. To ease your troubles, we have compiled a list of the best places to park in Westwood and UCLA.
Check out these Westwood parking tips:
Short Term vs. Long Term Parking: There is a variety of parking lots to choose from in Westwood, and they all have a different price range. If you're looking for cheap parking then you may have to do some comparison shopping before settling on a lot. Some lots charge $2-$3 for every 15 minutes of parking, while there are several garages that charge the same amount for a full hour of parking, and even a couple lots that offer FREE parking for the first two hours. Check the ParkMe map to find where you'll get the most parking time for your dollar.
Real Time Availability: Most of the parking lots around Westwood track their occupancy, so you know which lots have the most available spaces.
Permit Parking: There are a few lots around Westwood, especially in UCLA, that are permit only parking lots. Make sure to check the signs before leaving your vehicle to make sure that you're not parked in a permit-only zone to avoid getting a ticket.
Street Parking: There are some street meters around Westwood, mainly on Le Conte Ave. These meters typically charge $1 per hour and have a 1 hour time limit. You may be able to find free street parking in the residential area but be sure that you are not in a permit-only zone.