Downtown DeKalb, Illinois









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Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer

When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card for $10, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

Shop Downtown will contribute 100% of the sale price of each discount card sold through December 31, 2021, to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.









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Things to do in DeKalb, Illinois

Main Street of old Downtown DeKalb speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As DeKalb the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown DeKalb thanks the collection of small business owners who devote their time and energy to make shopping downtown a great experience. Inventory offered downtown is shopped by the merchant buyer to bring the best products to your neighborhood.

Downtown DeKalb can warm you up on a cloudy day or simply offer your daily perk by visiting your local coffee shop. Quality, purity and punch are targeted with coffee beans curated globally and locally roasted while being served fresh as it is made right in front of you. Order up!

Downtown DeKalb brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Downtown DeKalb is the place to plan your wedding. You'll be spending a lot of time downtown as there are so many wonderful shops to find invitations, photographers, bakers, caterers and jewelers. Planning your wedding will be a breeze with so much support from local merchants to make a perfect and memorable day.

Why do you love downtown?

Christy Richards
Because I love to shop local and the stores and owners make your visit welcoming inviting you to return again with a smile on their face.

Sharon Skipton
Will be there in a week. Looks like a great town!

Tammy Grubbs
First time visitors

Alicia Hansen
I love the unique products and small town vibe.

Mara Crane
I haven't been downtown yet.

Restaurants in DeKalb, Illinois


Als Bbq Shack

4th St & Grove St
Downtown Dekalb



Balli

621 Grove Street
Downtown Dekalb




Downtown DeKalb Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown DeKalb can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.

Always announce during booking if the trip is for a special event, anniversary or reunion. Group rates can be pre-negotiated and you may qualify for a lower cost and better upgrades for your stay. If you are the one setting up the event, always work directly with the front desk manager to make sure the best service is offered to your party.



Super 8 DeKalb IL
800 W Fairview Dr


Baymont Inn and Suites DeKalb
1314 W Lincoln Highway


Travelinn Dekalb
1116 W Lincoln Hwy


Hampton Inn DeKalb, IL
663 S. Annie Glidden Road