Parking in Downtown Raleigh!
Parking in Raleigh has never been easier!
Just a few years ago it would have been so much harder. Most of the new construction downtown has been accompanied by the building of new and large parking decks scattered throughout the downtown area!
The new Convention Center has it's own parking deck and the Cabarrus Deck is very close by. Directions for getting to the Convention Center and Raleigh Marriott City Center Garage can be found here.
Street parking is more challenging to find and do watch out for the meter running out. Parking inspectors are very vigilant! Meters are enforced Meters are enforced from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, except for statutory holidays.
And, parking in Raleigh is not expensive ... the lot in front of the NC Archives charges $1/hour up to an $8 maximum. The other lots run from $1-$3 (typical - the convention center deck)/hour with a $12 maximum. Here is the full rate sheet.
For an overview of the locations of the parking decks, check out this map [now a new link & new map!].
And, with the new R-1 circulator service, you can park further from the Convention Center and yet still have convenient access to it.