Philadelphia's Center City is a bustling, thriving area, and
street parking is severely limited. It is recommended that,
when possible, conference attendees use public transportation or walk to
the venues in order to avoid traffic delays and the perils of parking
(which is very expensive throughout the city).
Marriott/Courtyard Parking for One-Day Visitors
Daily parking at both hotels is available only on an "as available" basis, since first preference is given to overnight guests. If parking is available, it is valet-parking only, priced as follows:
0-1 hour, $18.00;
1-3 hours, $25.20;
3-8 hours, $33.60;
8-24 hours, $43.20.
The prices include tax. There are no in/out privileges.
For less expensive alternatives, there is a self-park garage directly across the street from the Marriott, with access from Filbert Street at both 12th and 13th Streets. Another self-park garage is located across Market Street from the Marriott at the corner of 13th Street and Market.
Arch Street Presbyterian Church
The nearest parking garage is Central Parking System, located at the corner of 17th and Arch Street (1717 Arch Street). Call 215-567-0971 for rates.
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
Parking garages and lots are located on Walnut Street between 18th and 19th Streets, and the southeast corner of 20th Street and Walnut Streets (just behind the church).
First Baptist Church
The nearest parking garage is Interpark at 1728 Sansom Street. Rates are $8.00 per hour. The garage offers half-price parking for church events when presented with a green coupon, available from the church receptionist at the Sansom Street entrance. Call 312-935-2900 for more information.
Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
Two parking garages are located nearby. Five Star Parking is located a block north of the church at 1314 Spruce Street. Rates are $8.50 per hour and a half, $16.00 for two hours. Call 215-545-8899 for more information.
E-Z Parking is located two blocks east of the church at 1201 Pine Street. Call 215-564-0468 for rates.
The entrance to the Kimmel Center Parking Garage is located south of the Broad Street entrance to the building and can be accessed only by cars traveling south on Broad Street. The garage is open until midnight. Rates are:
in before noon, out by 6:30pm: $12;
in after noon, out by 6:30pm: $18;
in after 6pm: $22.
National Constitution Center
The garage entrance is located on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Rates are
$5.00 for one hour;
$8.00 for two hours,
$11 for three hours,
$13 for four hours.
Day parking is also available at the Independence Visitor Center directly across the street.
April 11, 2013