How to Find Parking at Horton Plaza Mall
The Horton Plaza Mall is one of the top shopping complexes in the area, providing visitors with a first class shopping experience in the heart of downtown San Diego. For visitors who are not staying at one of the nearby San Diego hotels by Horton Plaza and are planning on driving to the complex, here are a few tips about parking.
Previously, parking in the private garage at Horton Plaza Mall was free with validation from a kiosk inside the mall. However as of 2013, parking at the Horton Plaza Mall will only be free for the first three hours when validated. To get your parking pass validated, you must prove a minimum purchase of at least $10 from one of the retailers or restaurants in the mall. Without validation, parking is $8 per hour.
Parking is somewhat expensive and may deter visitors who are simply interested in window shopping or checking out the unique architecture and structure of the mall. Fortunately, there is a CVS in the mall for general items for visitors who may have needed to pick up something anyway. There are also other parking lots outside of the Horton Plaza Mall that offer a flat rate fee for the day. This is ideal for visitors who want to explore Horton Plaza as well as spend some time in the Gaslamp.
Evening & Overnight Parking by the Mall
If you are interested in downtown parking during the evenings, the Horton Plaza parking lot offers parking for a flat rate of $20 after 9pm. This way, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer without worrying about illegal street parking or meters.