San Francisco Parking? Not a Problem With Gig!
Gig out there and explore SF’s most popular neighborhoods.
Heading to San Francisco? Get there with Gig. We cover fuel and parking within our HomeZone. So go ahead, Gig from Oakland Airport to SF and check out Pier 39, or Gig from UC Berkeley to the Marina and back again. You can leave your Gig vehicle without hassle in any approved parking space in the HomeZone.
What’s a HomeZone?
A HomeZone is where Gigs begin and end trips. All Bay Area trips must end in a Bay Area HomeZone. To find a HomeZone, look for the blue shaded area in the Gig app. Some HomeZones include street parking; in more congested areas, a garage or parking lot might be the nearest HomeZone.
Things to Do Near Parking Lots in San Francisco
Each of these lots has parking for Gig vehicles. Lots may have different policies, so check the app for details.
Parking Lot: 768 Sansome St.
With 24-hour access, this lot is convenient to not only downtown office buildings, but also things to do around North Beach and Chinatown. You can walk four blocks to visit City Lights Bookstore, the book shop that famously supported Beat Generation authors like Allen Ginsberg Jack Kerouac and continue along Columbus Avenue to check out one of the European-style cafes. Dine alfresco to enjoy people-watching, or grab a bite to go and picnic in Washington Square Park.
Don’t miss: The iconic Golden Boy Pizza, home of the Sicilian-style square slice.
More things to do near the Financial District: Wander around Chinatown or walk along the Embarcadero for views of the Bay.
Parking Lot: 975 Bayshore Blvd.
Thousands of vehicles may drive by on the 101 Freeway each day, but the Portola district is still one of San Francisco’s lesser-known neighborhoods. With a suburban feel, sunnier weather, and impressive views of San Francisco, the area’s main drag is San Bruno Avenue. From the lot, It’s a quick walk under the freeway to get there.
Don’t miss: Alemany Farmers’ Market, “the People’s Market.” Open Saturdays and Sundays, it’s the oldest in California,
More things to do in the Portola district: The Portola does breakfast right. Grab a dozen donuts from Jim Georgie’s, dig into a classic breakfast at Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or get your caffeine fix at Hey Neighbor Cafe. Check out the adjacent pocket park while you’re sipping your latte.
Parking Lot: 1 Bryant St.
Heading to an event at Oracle Park? The 1 Bryant St. lot is an easy half-mile walk from the ballpark. The Bayside lot is also a quick walk to South Park, a block-long park surrounded by eateries, including the bustling Caffe Centro.
Don’t miss: A classic burger on sourdough with fries at Red’s Java House.
More things to do in Bayside: Pier 40 is home to City Kayak. Rent a kayak, stand up paddleboard or canoe to see the skyline in a whole new way.
Parking Lot: 1965 Lombard St.
Home to boutiques and national chains alike, Chestnut Street and Union Street/Cow Hollow are two of San Francisco’s best shopping districts. The Lombard lot is roughly half a mile from the Marina Green, a popular spot for outdoor workouts.
Don’t miss: The Brazen Head, a neighborhood haunt known for its Continental fare (think: filet mignon, prime rib, escargot), is a great option for date night — and just a two-minute walk from the lot.
More things to do in the Marina: Don’t feel like shopping or dining? Take a mile-long stroll to the Palace of Fine Arts for sublime photo ops.
Parking Lot: 344 14th St.
Note: This lot requires keypad entry for after-hours access. Check the app for access details. `
Though this lot is technically in the Mission, it provides easy access to a number of SF neighborhoods, including Hayes Valley, the Castro and the Lower Haight — all within a 25-minute walk from the lot. Nearby, though, take your pick of global flavors (Nepalese, Burmese, Venezuelan, and more), hit up Four Barrel Coffee, or stop by an installation at the San Francisco Amory.
Don’t miss: With rails, ledges, a funbox, quarter-pipes and more, SoMA West Skate Park is a skater’s dream.
More things to do in the Mission: Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Truly Mediterranean serves up delicious shawarma, kebabs and falafel wraps to the late night crowd.
More Gig-Friendly Parking Lots in San Francisco
- Lower Nob Hill , 50 Cosmo Pl.
- Mission, 1298 Valencia St.
- SoMa, 400 2nd St.
- Telegraph Hill, 430 Broadway
Always check the Gig app for the latest parking information.