Downtown Elgin, Illinois













Shop Downtown Discount Card

Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer


When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card, 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.

The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.

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Make Money For Your Fundraiser

Get 95% margins! Pay $249 for $5,000 worth of inventory!

Step 1Buy 250 Shop Downtown Discount Cards

Step 2Add downtown merchants

Step 3 – Sell the Discount Cards for $20 a piece.

$20 x 250 = $5,000 - $249 = $4,751 Profit


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Things to do in Elgin, Illinois

Main Street of old Downtown Elgin speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Elgin 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 Elgin 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.

Downtown Elgin helps you expand your skills and learn some new ways to expand your artisan flare? Sign up for classes at your kitchen supply store, yarn shop, art and craft shop and photo gallery. You'll be having great fun with your new friends as you you take on that next project.

Downtown Elgin shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Elgin 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!

Why do you love downtown?

Terri Simon
I love to dine at the Inn and to shop at specialty shops.

HILDA SMITH
It has some unique stores.

Mara Crane
I haven't been downtown yet.

Susan Sunday
Adorable - been 1x and going back tomorrow with my friends

Mike Adamski
Love shopping for unique finds and supporting local shops!

Restaurants in Elgin, Illinois


Bennigan's

495 Airport Rd
Downtown Elgin



Bennigan's Grill & Tavern

495 Airport Road
Downtown Elgin



Alexander's Restaurant

1725 North State St
Downtown Elgin



Berts Soul Food

892 Martin Drive
Downtown Elgin




Downtown Elgin Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Elgin 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:

Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Call ahead to make sure your reservation is still active and rebook if there are any price drops or changes in number of people staying with you. Another cost saving tips is to bundle the stay with airport parking and shuttle to avoid hefty fees.