Ever since the Crossroads Plaza parking garage was demolished parking downtown has been a little bit of a hassle for people attending our performances. The good news is that while the Crossroads garage is gone, there is still plenty parking within walking distance of Abravanel Hall for people attending the Utah Symphony.
I’m almost positive that most of the people who say they can’t find parking for our performances are really saying that they can’t find free parking. Unfortunately, there isn’t much free parking in any downtown, and Salt Lake City is no exception. If you plan on finding free parking on the street or in that super-secret place a friend told you about, come early and give yourself plenty of time to search and walk to the performance. As a backup plan, bring some cash for the parking garage.
If you insist on free parking near Abravanel Hall and are planning on eating downtown anyway, consider eating at the Marriott’s Elevations Restaurant. They have a pre-symphony meal for around $20 per person which includes free parking in their garage (across the street from Abravanel Hall – enter on 50 S West Temple).
Abravanel Hall is easy to reach via TRAX. In fact, the Temple Square TRAX stop is closer to Abravanel Hall than it is to Temple Square. TRAX also runs after the performance, so there’s no need to worry about getting stranded downtown. Check rideuta.com for locations and time. If you plan to take Frontrunner, the last train leaves the station at 11:20 PM.
A few downtown restaurants offer shuttle service to and from Abravanel Hall including The New Yorker, Market Street Grill, and Donovan’s Steak and Chop House. Mention you’re attending the Utah Symphony and would like to take the shuttle when making your reservation. All these restaurants offer valet parking, so bring money for parking and tip.
Parking Garages & Lots
Another place to park is in one of the many parking garages or lots surrounding Abravanel Hall. Most of them will cost you $5 – $10 (bring cash in case they don’t take cards). Here are the five closest places:
- Plaza Hotel – Enter on 100 W South Temple
- Marriott Hotel – Enter on 50 S West Temple
- Radisson Hotel – Enter on 200 W South Temple
- Salt Palace Convention Center – Enter on 150 W 200 S
- Parking Place – Enter on 50 N 300 W (near Triad Center); Take TRAX to performance for free.
Abravanel Hall does not have its own parking lot, but there is dedicated ADA street parking on South Temple in front of Abravanel Hall. These spots fill up very quickly. If you’re attending the performance with a guest in a wheelchair or who needs ADA access into Abravanel Hall, we have an ADA drop-off location on the west side of the building. After the drop off, you will need to find parking in another location. Call our ticket office at 801-533-6683 for more information.
If you live close by, give your car the night off and ride your bike. There are nifty bike racks shaped like treble clefs on Abravanel Hall’s plaza and near the ticket office so you can lock it up.
Looking for more options? Check out our parking map – http://www.utahsymphony.org/faq_parking.php
Where are your favorite places to park for the Symphony?