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ShopDowntown.org and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have launched a new program that provides discounts at local stores while raising money to fund cancer research, programs and services. Shoppers who donate $20 or more to the American Cancer Society are eligible to receive a free Shop Downtown Discount Card. Simply make a donation online, get your receipt verified, and receive your digital discount card to save up to 15% off at participating businesses.

When you get a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, the 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 can get great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating business. It’s a win/win situation.

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Things to do in Palo Alto, California

Main Street of old Downtown Palo Alto speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Downtown Palo Alto has so many great reasons to shop downtown as local merchants have come together to offer a wide selection of artisan gifts and foods that you are sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list of gifts. Shopping options are plentiful and all inventory is hand selected by the shop owner and then yourself so you are sure to find something special that has your style and likes in mind.

Downtown Palo Alto hosts several events per year for your listening enjoyment but visit your piano shop to learn how to play and possibly purchase your grand, upright or digital piano. Don't forget the specialty work involved such as tuning and moving which are performed by skilled technicians.

Downtown Palo Alto has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

Why do you love downtown?

Joyce gugger
Very relaxing ! Nice folks on the west coast

Kathleen Zimmerman
I get the best of both worlds of big city living and upper peninsula awareness.

Maureen is there

Kimberly Turner
Shopping is fun and food is fantastic!

carl barbieri
were there on business at least 7 times a year ,We just love downtown medford

Restaurants in Palo Alto, California

Abundant Air Cafe

2479 East Bayshore Road # 708
Downtown Palo Alto

Ba Si Chuan Restaurant

3781 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto

Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch St
Downtown Palo Alto

Alto Spago Palo

265 Lytton Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Bella Luna Ristorante

233 University Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Baker's Cafe

4131 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto

Baume Restaurant

201 South California Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Babbo's Mediterranean Bistro

717 Stanford Shopping Center
Downtown Palo Alto

Alway Cafe

1070 Arastradero Road
Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Palo Alto 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:

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

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.

Palo Alto Lodge
3339 El Camino Real

The Zen Hotel
4164 El Camino Real

1520 Sand Hill Road

Hotel Parmani
3200 El Camino Real

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real

Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real

Hotel Keen
425 High Street

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street

Oak Motel Palo Alto
4279 El Camino Real

Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Avenue

The Westin Palo Alto
675 El Camino Real


Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real