Downtown San Rafael, California











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Things to do in San Rafael, California

Main Street of old Downtown San Rafael speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As San Rafael 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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

Downtown San Rafael has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for "foodies" offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Shop for infused oils, salts and spices from around the World!

Downtown San Rafael has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Why do you love downtown?

Alison Barlow
Charming, lovely downtown. Love the antique shops!

Shawna Moore
I like the old school charm and love supporting the local merchants!

Jennifer Wagner
First time downtown!

Liisa Shunn
We love going downtown, because we like to support our local economy. The shops and restaurants we visit -- we have gotten to know the owners, so when our money is spent downtown, we know who benefits. Also? We live only a mile from downtown, so we walk or ride our bikes. No worries about a designated driver or looking for parking. We chose to live in Medford, so of course we want our money to stay in Medford, not going off to some corporate office of a chain store.

Mary Loar
There are so many cute stores in Silverton. We are going on Thursday to shop and dine.

Restaurants in San Rafael, California


Azteca Mexican Restaurants

555 Francisco Boulevard East # 20
Downtown San Rafael



Alta Cuisine

47 Tan Oak Circle
Downtown San Rafael



Bartenders Unlimited

1 Simms St # 100
Downtown San Rafael



Azteca Restaurant

555 Francisco Boulevard East # 24
Downtown San Rafael



Barney's San Rafael

1020 Court St
Downtown San Rafael



Antidote Restaurant

110 Linden Lane
Downtown San Rafael



Arizmendi

1002 4th St
Downtown San Rafael




Downtown San Rafael Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown San Rafael 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:

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.

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

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.