Pre-paid parking is SOLD OUT for this Tchaikovsky Spectacular Season Finale weekend, but some drive-up parking may be available for cash purchase at the lot entrance on all three days. The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday concerts are almost completely SOLD OUT, so patrons are advised to plan on arriving early to secure parking. The good news is that the Convention Center is not hosting any events this weekend. However, the Padres are in town this weekend, hosting the Colorado Rockies, so this will affect parking available around the Embarcadero all three days, particularly Friday and Saturday.

Getting to the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights is easy, and there are so many ways to do it!

Leave your car at home! Take the Metropolitan Transit System Green Line trolley to the Convention Center stop. Cross Harbor Drive and look for the footpath found between the Convention Center and the Marriot Hotel. From there it’s just a short walk to the Embarcadero entrance. As you walk SW down the walkway and emerge on the other side, the Summer Pops site is towards your left just down the Embarcadero footpath. (The Special Event Line also stops at the Convention Center stop on Game and Special Event Days such as Comic-Con weekend.)

For those traveling from the North side of the city and county, Take the Rapid 215 and then transfer at Santa Fe Station to the Green Line Trolley. All MTS bus and trolley routes can be found at 


If you are driving to the concert site, then follow these directions:

From North – take I-5 south, exit Front Street, drive south to Harbor Drive, turn left, proceed to Park Blvd. (just past Convention Center), turn right, parking on your left.

On occasions of heightened Downtown activity (such as Padres games or Comic-Con), we recommend avoiding Downtown traffic by proceeding farther down I-5 to the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit. Take a right on Cesar Chavez, proceeding SW to Harbor Drive. Turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left. Patrons coming down Hwy 163 should take the I-5 south exit before downtown, then once on the 5, take the Chavez exit as noted above.

Patrons coming down I-15 should exit to Hwy 163 south and proceed as above.

From South – take I-5 north, take the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, turn left, drive SW to Harbor Drive, turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before the Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left.

From East – take King/Hwy.94 west toward downtown. Before coming into downtown, exit to Hwy. 15 south, and then shortly exit to I-5 north. Take the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, turn left, drive SW to Harbor Drive, turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left.
(Please note: Except for buses, left turns will be disallowed onto Harbor Drive after the concert, please plan accordingly) 

Before and after every concert, there will be shuttle transportation running patrons to and from the Hilton Bayfront Parking Structure at Harbor & Park Blvd. Concert site dropoff and pickup for these buses is at the same point: the NW edge of the traffic circle adjacent to the Bayside Summer Nights patron entrance. 

The Big Bay Shuttle Service has been implemented by the United Port of San Diego and managed by Ace Parking to connect visitors of San Diego Bay with the waterfront and its businesses, including Bayside Summer Nights. The shuttle runs a loop every 15 minutes or so from the Sheraton Harbor Island to the Hilton Bayfront with stops in between at: Maritime Museum, Wyndham San Diego Bayside, Broadway & Navy Piers (USS Midway), The Fish Market, Seaport Village, Manchester Grand Hyatt and Marriot Marquis & Marina. Shuttle runs from 10am to 10pm Fri/Sat, and 10am to 8pm Thu/Sun. Cost is just $3 per person for all day pass! CLICK HERE for shuttle map.
Coronado residents and vacationers: The Convention Center Landing of the Coronado Ferry can bring you to Bayside Summer Nights! On Bayside Summer Nights concert evenings you can take the Coronado Ferry from the Coronado Ferry Landing to the Convention Center landing, just steps away from Embarcadero Marina Park South. There are 5:10pm and 6:10pm departures from the Coronado Ferry destined for the Convention Center, and on Friday and Saturday nights, there is a 10:25pm departure from the Convention Center Landing back to Coronado. (Note: this return trip is NOT currently available on Thursday and Sunday nights.) The Convention Center Landing is located at 600 Convention Way, zip code 92101. See for more details.

The Bayside Summer Nights concert site can be accessed by the Embarcadero Footpath which, moving SE by the water, runs by the Manchester Hyatt, Seaport Village, the Marriot Marina, and a new section down to the Hilton Bayfront hotel. The concert site is just behind the Convention Center by the Bay, on the Marina Park South peninsula. 

Water taxis
from Coronado (Hotel Del Coronado, Ferry Landing Marketplace), Harbor Island, Shelter Island, the Broadway Pier, and other locations can moor at the Convention Center Landing. Call the water taxi at 619.235.8294 for more details and rates.   

Note: Taxis should only drop off/pick up just beyond the traffic circle of the Embarcadero concert site peninsula. Ask onsite parking personnel for further direction. We recommend Johnny Car San Diego at 619.275.5500 or