Parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle are free after 9 p.m., on Sundays and on state holidays. Del Ray offers free parking. Throughout Old Town, visitors will find metered street parking for two- and three-hour limits. Metered spots are located throughout Old Town. Some streets feature meter stations that accept credit cards and coins while other streets accept app-only payment. Additionally, free two- and three-hour spaces are located just a few blocks off King Street (north of Cameron Street or south of Duke Street).
ParkMobile Parking App
Paying for metered spots in Alexandria is easy with ParkMobile. The app allows users to start and stop their parking sessions, meaning you’ll only pay for the time you are actually parked. The same system is used in Washington, D.C., Arlington County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Simply download the app, create an account and then, when parking, look for the zone number on the blue “P” signs or on a pay station and start your session. Note: Parking time limits still apply so if you are in a spot with a two-hour limit you will need to move your vehicle before adding more time to your session.