The Kennedy Center hosts the National Symphony Orchestra, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Washington National Opera, as well as a number of other theater and musical performances throughout the year. Enjoy a night filled with music, dance and fine arts, as you enjoy a panoramic view of the Potomac riverfront on the venue’s serene rooftop terrace. Driving to the Kennedy Center is easy but parking can be a pain!
This guide has everything you need to know about finding parking near the Kennedy Center. View Kennedy Center parking rates, garages, and other information to make sure that you arrive at the Kennedy Center with a few extra dollars in your wallet and your sanity intact!
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The Kennedy Center Online Parking Reservations
Explore The Kennedy Center parking options in the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Best Kennedy Center Parking Promotions
There is a garage directly at the Kennedy Center, but it costs $23 to park there for the course of an event. While that’s certainly a convenient option, you can find parking for less than half of the cost just a quick walk away from the performance venue. Visit SpotHero to compare alternative parking solutions and reserve a guaranteed prepaid parking space ahead of time. You will save time, money, and avoid stress by know exactly where you’ll park, how much you are going to pay, and that a space will be waiting for you on the other end of your drive to the venue. View the table below to compare prices and start parking smarter!
|Address||Price Range||Reserve Parking?||Walking Distance|
|2400 Virginia Ave NW||$10||Book Now!||0.2 miles (4 mins)|
|2650 Virginia Ave NW – Valet||$13||Book Now!||0.2 miles (4 mins)|
|600 New Hampshire Ave NW||$21||Book Now!||0.1 miles (2 mins)|
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Kennedy Center On-Site Parking Garage
The Kennedy Center has its own parking garage on-site that provides easy access to the performance venue. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be paid for on-site for a fee of $23. Parking is also available for advanced purchase for a fee of $20 on the Kennedy Center website.
Kennedy Center Parking Garage Hours:
- Weekends: 24-hours
- Weekdays: 1pm – After Show
- Weekday matinee: 10am – After Show
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Directions to the Kennedy Center
Click “Directions” in the top left of the window below for the quickest route to the Kennedy Center
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Best Kennedy Center Parking Resources
- SpotHero– book discounted parking it The Kennedy Center online or on your smart phone
- The Kennedy Center Visitors– view an advice from the official John F. Kennedy Center’s visitors page
- ParkingPanda – reserve parking at The John F. Kennedy Center online
- WashingtonDC– Check out the official DC tourism site for reviews and insider tips
- Yelp – read customer reviews of parking facilities near the Kennedy Center
- TripAdvisor– read the advise of TripAdvisor users who have previously visited the Kennedy Center.