Lancaster offers many parking options downtown, and lucky for us at The Candy Factory, we have our own private parking lot! We know that sometimes it can seem impossible to find the perfect parking spot, but we hope the handy tips below will help make Parking in Lancaster, PA a bit easier!
Did you know there are 13 parking garages within walking distance of The Candy Factory, two of them located on Queen St. alone? The North Queen St. Garage located at 424 N. Queen, for example, is less than 500 ft. away. It’s just $2 for the first hour, $5 for up to 3 hours, and any additional hours are only $1. Parking garages are ideal for those days when you aren’t up to circling the block a hundred times like a hungry shark or if you need to be parked for an extended period of time. Monthly passes can also be purchased so that you can park anytime for one flat fee! 24/7 Access to the North Queen St. Garage is $70/month.
Garage not your thing? On-street metered Parking is prevalent throughout the surrounding blocks. The meters are in effect between 8 am and 6 pm Monday through Saturday. Their rate is $0.25 for 10 minutes, however, they might have a 2-hour parking limit so be sure to check the meter. You can also use the Parking App to pay for parking as needed, learn more about how to use the parking kiosk here.
Looking for free Parking? It’s limited, but it’s out there! The closest street with FREE Parking is Market St., which is right next to our parking lot and is free all day, but you’ll need to get here early if you want one of these coveted spots. Lemon and Prince also have free Parking but might be limited depending on the time of day.
Get those steps in! If you don’t mind walking a few short blocks, there is a Park and Ride option available just a few blocks up on Queen St., located near the Clipper Magazine Stadium. Visitors may park for free and use The Historic Downtown Trolley route that services the lot to complete their journey if walking isn’t your style.
Here at The Candy Factory, we have a lot with 23 beautiful parking spots. Members can park for only $5 a day. For those who want to park more often, we offer a bundle of 10 passes for $45. Our bundle is a great deal and highly recommended if you intend to park here regularly. $4.50 is cheaper than the parking garages (if paying for the day and you don’t have a pass)
As an added perk to members, your guests are more than welcome to park in the lot for free when visiting! But the lot is first-come, first-serve. If you do have guests coming to visit, it doesn’t hurt to let them know their options for Parking, especially if they are from out of the area. To help you do this, we created this handy map that shows you how to find us and where to park in our lot.
Another Member Perk is after-hours / weekend parking. We give you a dashboard pass for your car, and you can park in our lot after 4 pm and on the weekends for free. You can also move your vehicle into the lot if parked on a side street and finishing working until we close at 6 pm during the week. Or park for free on Saturdays and come work – we’re open from 9 am – NOON.
What else happens in our parking lot? Lots of fun!
On nice days, we add a tent to our lot to increase our outdoor seating. We often have food trucks, including Pizza Tent pop up in our lot on 1st Fridays. You might also find music and more recently, the Candy Factory Games happening in the lot. Who says a parking lot is just for cars!?!
WALK OR RIDE A BIKE
We also encourage those who can walk or bike to do so if possible. Park your bike inside, and if you’re a little sweaty, no worries, you can take a shower on our 3rd floor. We’re proud to be bike-friendly!
So while Parking can be a pain at times, we have you covered, and we hope this post will help you navigate Parking in Lancaster. Yes, it can sometimes be tricky, but know you have options!
If you need help finding The CF lot, check out this helpful YouTube video below, or check out our map.
Happy Coworking + Parking!
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The Candy Factory
342 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday - 8 AM - 5 PM
(Happy Hour for members every Friday at 4 PM)
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Sundays - Closed