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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 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 has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Downtown San Rafael brings the farming community under one marketplace to offer an assortment of locally grown fruit and vegetables. Traditionally, markets are restricted to anything grown so you can expect to see natural whole foods that are sure to please those working on their plant-based diets!

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 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.

Why do you love downtown?

Sandy saltzer
Great shopping

Bob Puthoff
I'm sending some clients there this Summer and want to get them a discount card to shop. Thanks!

Tim Dygert
Very cool stores.

Kristin Miller
Things you can't find anywhere else

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

Restaurants in San Rafael, California


Bartenders Unlimited

1 Simms St # 100
Downtown San Rafael



Arizmendi

1002 4th St
Downtown San Rafael



Azteca Mexican Restaurants

555 Francisco Boulevard East # 20
Downtown San Rafael



Alta Cuisine

47 Tan Oak Circle
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




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:

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.

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.

Other sources of noise can be opening and closing trash dumpsters and also during collection by garbage trucks. Another great question is if they have any renovation plans, or underway that could affect your ability to relax. Pack earplugs and eyeshades!