Parking along San Diego Bay fills up quickly. Get there early and plan where to park. We strongly encourage you to use our transportation partners. Download Big Bay Boom’s Parking and Transportation Summary Guide (pdf)
Our transportation partners will help move you in and out of the bay. The Port of San Diego has set up:
Trolleys, Buses, Trains – Metropolitan Transit System
After the Fireworks, Green Line trains will depart every 7.5 minutes or better toward Qualcomm Stadium or Santee until 11:30pm, with the last train to Santee departing Twelfth & Imperial at 12:06am. The greatest frequency will be immediately after the end of the fireworks. Blue and Orange Line trains will depart every 15 minutes immediately after the conclusion of the show as needed, then every 30 minutes until just before midnight.
Purchase your Trolley pass at the staffed ticket booth (cash only) or at one of the automated ticket vending machines (cash, credit, or debit accepted). We’ll even have someone at the machines to assist! To avoid long lines after the show, be sure to purchase an MTS Day Pass before boarding. Paper Day Passes are available at the Ticket Booth for $6. SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm)
Use Compass Cloud on your Apple or Android phone to buy day passes anytime, anywhere. Travel with the whole family on one smartphone with the multiple rider option. Regional Day passes are good on MTS buses & Trolleys, as well as NCTD SPRINTER & BREEZE. NCTD COASTER fares are also available on Compass Cloud. Visit sdmts.com/compass-cloud for full details
Free Shelter Island Shuttle
Old Town Trolley Shuttle will provide Shelter Island free shuttle pick up from the corner of Carleton Street and Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, adjacent to West Marine. The shuttle will drop and pickup riders in front of the Gazebo on Shelter Island. The final shuttle run will be at 10:45 p.m. Click to download Harbor Island Shuttle Pickup and Drop Off locations (PDF) Learn more about Shelter Island Parking, Restaurants and Hotels.
Free Harbor Island Shuttle
San Diego Charter Company will provide Free shuttle service to Harbor Island. Pick up will be at the Airport Long Term Parking Lot at the corner of North Harbor Drive and Liberator Way, east of Airport Terminal 1. Passengers will be dropped off and picked up after the show at the San Diego Harbor Police Headquarters. The final shuttle run will be at 10:45 p.m. Park at the airport parking lot off McCain Road and North Harbor Drive west of Airport Terminal 2. **Please note that shuttle service is free, however parking at this lot will be $12.00 (cash) per car. Click to download Harbor Island Shuttle Pickup and Drop Off locations (PDF) Learn more about Harbor Island Parking, Restaurants and Hotels.
Port of San Diego Waterfront Shuttle
Use the Waterfront Shuttle to get to the bay to watch the Fireworks show.
The Port of San Diego and Ace Parking have teamed up to bring visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay all summer long with discounted tickets to ride the Waterfront Shuttle for only $1 instead of the regular $3!
How to Redeem:
Discounted Waterfront Shuttle price is available only at the participating Ace Parking Garages:
Coaster — North County Transit District
Guaranteed San Diego Bay Parking
Plenty of FREE Parking also available at SDCC Stadium with an MTS Trolley Ticket.
San Diego Convention Center & Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Garages
The Ace Parking garage below the San Diego Convention Center and the garage next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel have parking facilities; fees not available.
ABM Parking has a new 620-space lot open at the T intersection on Harbor Island for $20 per vehicle.
All meter parking on streets will be free on the July 4th.
Download Big Bay Boom’s Parking and Transportation Summary Guide (pdf)