Have you ever wanted to get the inside scope on Santa Monica straight from the locals, like who serves up the best cup of coffee or where the local surfers get their gear? Every February, Buy Local Santa Monica – a campaign created to support local businesses to raise awareness of the benefits of choosing local first – provides a breakdown of the best in Santa Monica hotels, shopping, dining and more voted on by residents, employees and visitors.

Browse a list of some of the most loved Santa Monica businesses that the locals can’t live without and that you should definitely check out during your next visit! For a complete list of 2016 Most Loved businesses, check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.

Business in Downtown SM:
Orangetheory Fitness

Business on Main Street:
Pedego Electric Bikes Santa Monica

Business on Montana Avenue:
m0851

Business on Pico Boulevard:
CrossFit Reflex

Business on the Santa Monica Pier:
Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Art Gallery & Gift Shop Featuring Locally-Made Products:
Ten Women Gallery

Bike-Centric Business:
Helen’s Cycles Santa Monica

Coffee Bar & Bakery:
Groundwork Coffee Co.

Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Dance Studio:
Orangetheory Fitness

Happy Hour:
Areal Restaurant

Hotel for a Staycation:
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Pet-Centric Business: (TIE)
Healthy Spot and Centinela Feed

Restaurant & Cafe Featuring Locally-Sourced Ingredients:
Santa Monica Seafood

Salon & Spa:
Salon Tru

Surf & Skate Shop:
ZJ Boarding House

The Most Loved Santa Monica Contest is sponsored by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., Main Street Business Improvement Association, Montana Avenue Merchants Association, Pico Improvement Organization, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism and Santa Monica Pier Corporation in partnership with the Santa Monica Daily Press and the City of Santa Monica.

 

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Areal Restaurant
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CrossFit Reflex
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Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
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Groundwork Coffee Co.
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Healthy Spot
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Helen’s Cycles
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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m0851 Santa Monica
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Orangetheory Fitness
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Pedego Santa Monica
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Rusty’s Surf Ranch
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salon Tru Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Seafood
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Ten Women on Montana
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ZJ Boarding House