Free parking in the downtown area is available on the street, in off-street parking lots, and in parking garages. Two-hour parking is provided in on-street spaces and in surface lots. Three-hour parking is provided in parking garages except in designated permit areas. Enforcement of parking regulations is conducted Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Please refer to this map of parking options in downtown Palo Alto.
To purchase a visitor all-day parking permit for $17.50, visit the Palo Alto Civic Center at 250 Hamilton Avenue, First Floor, Revenue Collections. All-day permits are valid in all off-street parking lots and garages; permits are not valid for on-street parking spaces.
- San Francisco International (SFO) - 21 miles from IFTF
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) - 18 miles from IFTF
- Oakland International (OAK) - 28 miles from IFTF
- Mosaic Global Transportation (800) 389-7881 - Discount Code: Institute for the Future
- Host Limousine Services (888) 740-5727 - Mention Institute for the Future
- The Epiphany 180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301 - Corporate Rate: Institute for the Future
- The Cardinal Hotel 235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301 - Corporate Code: I30
- Hotel Keen 425 High Street, Palo Alto CA 94301 - Corporate Rate: Institute for the Future
- Garden Court Hotel 520 Cowper St, Palo Alto CA 94301
- Sheraton Palo Alto 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301
- The Westin Palo Alto 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301
- Cowper Inn 705 Cowper St, Palo Alto CA 94301