Have fun doing this season’s family-friendly Spring Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Alameda. Colorful spring decals have been “hidden” throughout the shopping district in a number of window displays. Stroll the downtown sidewalks May 1-15 to find the items needed to create a colorful Spring basket.
Do the scavenger hunt in one day or take your time while visiting the fabulous businesses in Alameda’s downtown shopping district.
Kids can have extra fun doing the scavenger hunt. Get them started by printing this Coloring Page. Each of the items to be found in the windows is pictured on the page.
Prizes! Find all 8 items for a chance to win your very own Spring Grow Kit. Submit your completed entry form no later than 1pm on Sunday, May 15.
Get all the details here: www.DowntownAlameda.com/SpringStroll
Special Offers! A number of businesses are extending the fun by offering treats and discounts on the last day of the Spring Scavenger Hunt. Step into shops and restaurants for springtime specials:
Lola’s Chicken Shack – Free cookie with purchase of $20 or more when you mention the scavenger hunt.
Magpie & Thorn – Free lollipops for kids.
Mommy’s Trading Post – Surprise treat with purchase of $25 or more when you mention the scavenger hunt.
Park Street Plaza – Stop in and say “Hello.” The 6 businesses inside will be offering various welcome treats.
Poke Koma – Surprise gift with purchase of $50 or more when you mention the scavenger hunt.
The Massage Clinic – Gifted 30 minute “targeted massage” with purchase of a package.
Toy Safari – Join us for a Play Day to celebrate becoming a Flagship Store for HABA Toys. There will be prizes and games for all ages!
Welcome the spring season and new beginnings! We’d like to introduce the newest Downtown Alameda businesses to Open With Care… and others that are in the works.
New Downtown Businesses:
May Thai Kitchen, 1319 Park Street
Extraordinary authentic Thai food and a dynamic dining experience for the whole family.
Navarro Fitness, 1416 Park Street
Affordable high-intensity personal training that helps you hit your specific fitness goals.
Square One, 1311 Park Street
Services include printing, copying, laminating, shipping, and mailboxes.
Alameda Chiropractic Center, 2543 Santa Clara Ave
Hobnob, 1333 Park Street
More Businesses in the Works:
There is no better way to explore a city’s unique dining scene than Restaurant Week. And Alameda is no exception. Join us March 25 – April 3, 2022 for a ten-day event celebrating the culinary delights of our island city. Alameda Restaurant Week is back for a 5th year with dozens of local eateries!
Explore the diverse variety of restaurants that prepare exceptional ethnic and American fare throughout Alameda, from casual eateries to upscale dining rooms. Visit places you’ve always wanted to try and rediscover old favorites. Whatever you crave, you’ll find it in Alameda.
In celebration of restaurant week, participating restaurants are offering special menus, discounts, and signature fare for dine-in, carryout, or delivery. In addition to indoor dining, many of the local eateries provide comfortable outdoor seating in patios and parklets.
And after dining with any of the fabulous restaurants, be sure to enter the AWR2022 raffle for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Over $1,000 in prizes are available and it’s easy to enter.
So go ahead… enjoy Alameda Restaurant Week 2022 and celebrate the cuisine that makes Alameda a trending culinary hotspot!
Participating Downtown Alameda Restaurants
Alameda Comedy Club, Alley & Vine, Asena, Cinema Grill, Dragon Rouge Bistro, East End, Hang Ten Boiler, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Lola’s Chicken Shack, McGee’s Bar & Grill, Speisekammer, Spinning Bones, The Park Street Tavern, The Preacher’s Daughter, Toomie’s Thai, Tucker’s Ice Cream
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It’s back! Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites at the 4th annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll. Enjoy an evening filled with food, drink, and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of Northern California distillers and local chefs. The popular event returns on Friday, March 4, 6:00-9:00pm.
The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit twelve unique downtown shops and spaces to taste small-batch whiskeys from a fantastic selection of Northern California distilleries. And while at each stop, guests will enjoy a savory or sweet bite perfectly paired with each whiskey.
This year’s Whiskey Stroll features a number of new businesses. First-time distillers include Ammunition Wine + Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Company, DuNord Social Spirits, and Young & Yonder Spirits. To keep things interesting, CRAFT Beer & Wine will once again be hosting a “Mystery Pour.” And as a bonus stop, Mommy’s Trading Post is offering samples of ‘Monday’ — a zero alcohol whiskey created for those who like to enjoy a cocktail without the alcohol.
Additionally, new retailer Magpie & Thorn will be host to a local chocolatier who is adding whiskey from the paired distiller to their tasty creations. And amazing street tacos from the newly opened Casa Revolución Taqueria will be served in LF Cochrane and Associates’ “secret” courtyard.
Valentine’s Day is February 14. When purchasing gifts for your sweetheart or that special person, share the love by shopping & dining with your local businesses.
Downtown Alameda has everything you need to curate the perfect Valentine’s Day experience. While chocolates and flowers may be the norm for Valentine’s Day, there are also plenty of unique gift ideas to be found.
For a fun gift to go with that bouquet of flowers, check out the variety of gifts at places like Books Inc., Daisy’s, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Sumbody, and To Herb With Love. Or what about some new red sneakers from Airloom Deluxe?
Special sweets are always appreciated on Valentines Day, from heart-shaped cookies to artisan cakes. Stop by our local cafes and bakeries for a divine desserts from Crispian Bakery, Feel Good Bakery, The Preacher’s Daughter Bistro, and Tucker’s Ice Cream.
For a romantic night out, make plans to share dinner and drinks with your sweetheart at one of the many fine restaurants in Downtown Alameda. Options include indoor dining, outdoor dining, and take-home meals from places such as Alameda Cinema Grill, Alley & Vine, Angela’s Kitchen, East End, Speisekammer, Spinning Bones, The Park Street Tavern, and The Star on Park.
Dinner at home? Complete the evening meal by picking up a bottle of wine or bubbles at Alameda Cellars, Bonne Vie, CRAFT Beer & Wine, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines, or Park Street Wine Cellars.
Lastly, tickets to the 4th Annual Whiskey Stroll can make for a wonderful surprise. You and your sweetheart can sip and stroll the downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites. Tickets for the March 4 event are available at www.DowntownAlameda.com/whiskey.
Downtown Alameda business are open with care.For a list of our fabulous restaurants and shops, visit : www.DowntownAlameda.com/explore.