Parking and Directions

Detailed Information about Regular Parking at UCSD for La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Concerts at Mandeville Auditorium

There are three parking structures (Scholars Parking Structure, Gilman Parking Structure, and South (aka Osler) Parking Structure) that are available. Patrons will need to walk from each one to the Auditorium. The Scholars Parking structure is the closest, with a walk of about 1,300 feet. Gilman is about 1,900 feet and South is about 2,000 feet.

For additional information about valet parking or handicapped parking, please contact the box office (boxoffice@ljsc.org or 858-534-4637).

UCSD now charges for parking 24/7. The current visitor parking rate on weekends is $2.10 per hour, with a maximum charge of $8.40. Pay at Pay Stations in the parking structures (you need to enter your license plate number and pay with Visa, Master Card, or American Express) or with ParkMobile, an app which you can download to your smartphone. The ParkMobile app is very convenient if you park at UCSD from time to time. (Paper parking passes have been replaced with electronic devices that monitor use, and you no longer need to put the receipt in your vehicle).

For further information about parking regulations and fees at UCSD, see https://transportation.ucsd.edu/visit/visitor/index.html.

Rates

Visitor (V) Parking Rates 

  • Weekends $2.10/hr. (maximum $8.40)

Pay Stations – Stations can be found in all parking lots. A license plate number will be needed to enter into the pay station.

Pay stations sell Visitor (V) permits. Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:

  • Cash (exact change), Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • Pay with ParkMobile App— Pay for and extend parking sessions (the phone application can be found in your phone’s app store). You do not have to go to a pay station if you use the ParkMobile App.

A properly dated V pay station permit provides visitor parking in these spaces:

  • V: 24 hours
  • D: 24 hours
  • S: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m.
  • B: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m.
  • A: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. (not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Concert Times

Saturday’s Concert Times: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM and Sunday’s Concert Times: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
(Please arrive early to find parking and walk to the auditorium.)


Directions to the Scholars Parking Structure in the North Torrey Pines Learning and Living Neighborhood and then to Mandeville Auditorium

(Please note that UCSD maps use “Scholars Drive South” and “Scholars Drive North,” while other maps use “N Scholars Drive” and “S Scholars Drive” for the same streets.)

Driving North on I-5:

Exit West at La Jolla Village Drive.

Continue driving West until the street becomes North Torrey Pines Road and turns North.

At the stoplight at the intersection with La Jolla Shores Drive, turn right (East) onto La Jolla Shores Drive for only about 160 feet until it ends at Scholars Drive South. Immediately turn left (North) onto Scholars Drive South.

Proceed until the street bears right (East) and becomes Muir Lane. Continue East past the intersection with Scholars Drive North and you will see the south entrance to the Scholars Parking Structure on your left. (Note that the sign gives the address as 9655 Scholars Drive North, although you are entering from Muir Lane.) Turn Left into the parking structure, which has several levels underground.

After parking, walk east on Muir Lane until you see the Ridge Walk on your right. Then walk South on Ridge Walk, turning East to take the path (Rupertus Lane) over to the Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, and then South, across Mandeville Loop, to the auditorium entrance at the East end of Mandeville Center.

The walking distance is approximately 1,300 feet from the Scholars Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

Driving South on I-5:

Exit West at Genesee Avenue.

Turn left (South) at the intersection with North Torrey Pines Road. Continue South on North Torrey Pines Road and turn left (East) at the stoplight onto Muir College Drive. Continue East across Scholars Drive North to the north entrance of the Scholars Parking Structure on your right. (Note that the sign gives the address as 9655 Scholars Drive North, although you are entering from Muir College Drive.) The parking structure has several levels underground. It is simpler if you park toward the South side of the structure (you came in on the North side) since you will want to walk out of the structure on the South side, onto Muir Lane.

After parking, walk left (East) on Muir Lane until you see the Ridge Walk on your right. Then walk South on Ridge Walk, turning East to take the path (Rupertus Lane) over to the Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, and then South, across Mandeville Loop, to the Auditorium entrance at the East end of Mandeville Center.

The walking distance is approximately 1,300 feet from the Scholars Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

From the La Jolla Village area

Drive North on Torrey Pines Road and turn left at the intersection with La Jolla Village Drive where it becomes North Torrey Pines Road.

To go to the south entrance to the Scholars Parking Structure, which is recommended, turn right (East) at the stoplight at the intersection with La Jolla Shores Drive. Drive for only about 160 feet until La Jolla Shores Drive ends at Scholars Drive South, and immediately turn left (North) onto Scholars Drive South.

Proceed until the street bears right (East) and becomes Muir Lane. Continue East past the intersection with Scholars Drive North and you will see the south entrance to the Scholars Parking Structure on your left. (Note that the sign gives the address as 9655 Scholars Drive North, although you are entering from Muir Lane.) Turn Left into the parking structure, which has several levels underground.

After parking, walk left (East) on Muir Lane until you see the Ridge Walk on your right. Then walk South on Ridge Walk, turning East to take the path (Rupertus Lane) over to the Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle, and then South, across Mandeville Loop, to the Auditorium entrance at the East end of Mandeville Center.

The walking distance is approximately 1,300 feet from the Scholars Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

Alternatively, to go to the north entrance to the Scholars Parking Structure, continue on North Torrey Pines Road past the intersection with La Jolla Shores Drive to the stoplight at Muir College Drive. Turn right (East) and continue on Muir College Drive to the north entrance to the Parking Structure, which will be on your right as the road ends. Park at the southerly side of the structure, since you will want to exit there to walk East on Muir Lane (see above walking directions).


Directions to the Gilman Parking Structure and then to Mandeville Auditorium

Driving North or South on I-5

Exit West on La Jolla Village Drive. At the first stoplight after the I-5 exit area, turn right (North) on Villa La Jolla Drive. Continue up the hill past the VA buildings and across Gilman Drive, directly into the Gilman Parking Structure.

After parking, exit the structure on the West side (across the street from the Conrad Prebys Music Center) and walk North on Russell Lane. Just past the CPMC, turn left (West) on Rupertus Lane. Continue West across Meyers Drive and across Library Walk (when you then are on Rupertus Walk). Follow the sidewalk up the rise to Mandeville Lane and the Auditorium entrance.

The walking distance is approximately 1,900 feet from the Gilman Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

From the La Jolla Village area

Drive North on Torrey Pines Road and turn right (East) on La Jolla Village Drive. Maneuver into the left lane and, at the bottom of the hill, turn left on Villa La Jolla Drive. Continue North, across Gilman Drive, and directly into the Gilman Parking Structure.

After parking, exit the structure on the West side (across the street from the Conrad Prebys Music Center) and walk North on Russell Lane. Just past the CPMC, turn left (West) on Rupertus Lane. Continue West across Meyers Drive and across Library Walk (when you then are on Rupertus Walk). Follow the sidewalk up the rise to Mandeville Lane and the Auditorium entrance.

The walking distance is approximately 1,900 feet from the Gilman Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

Directions to the South (Osler) Parking Structure and then to Mandeville Auditorium:

From I-5 North or South

Exit West on La Jolla Village Drive. After crossing Villa La Jolla Drive, bear right and take the exit to Gilman Drive. Turn right (North) on Gilman and continue about 300 feet to the entrance to the South Parking Structure.

After parking, exit the structure on the west side and walk North on Gilman Drive to Mandeville Lane, which will be on your left. Cross to Mandeville Lane and continue to Mandeville Circle and the Auditorium Entrance.

The walking distance is approximately 2,000 feet from the South Parking Structure to the Auditorium.

From the La Jolla Village area

Drive North on Torrey Pines Road and turn right (East) on La Jolla Village Drive. Keep to the right and exit down the ramp to Gilman Drive. Turn left (North) on Gilman Drive and continue (about 750 feet) to the entrance to the South Parking Structure.

After parking, exit the structure on the west side and walk North on Gilman Drive to Mandeville Lane, which will be on your left. Cross to Mandeville Lane and continue to Mandeville Circle and the Auditorium Entrance.

The walking distance is approximately 2,000 feet from the South Parking Structure to the Auditorium.