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Del Mar cuts parking fees for holidays

DEL MAR — Although not quite free, at 50 cents per hour, parking in Del Mar is now considerably more of a bargain.
Each year during the pre-holiday shopping season, Del Mar reduces the parking meter fees as part of the city’s effort to encourage more shoppers to visit the Village area. This lower parking rate took affect Oct. 4, for the meters under the Inn L’Auberge on 15th Street. The meters are user friendly and show the time purchased on a clear digital display. The meters accept quarters that are available from a nearby change machine. The meters are enforced every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 8 p.m. parking is free.
The Inn parking garage entrance is on 15th Street, one block west of the corner of Camino Del Mar. The garage is close to the Plaza shopping area, the Post Office, and within walking distance to Seagrove Park, the Powerhouse Community Center, and the beach.
The city offers one-year permits to park in the L’Auberge lot and pre-paid permits for use throughout the city.
Call (858) 755-9354 for more information about the permits or visit the Parking Information page on the city website.