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 2017 Most Loved businesses, check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.

Art Gallery/Gift Shop featuring locally-made products:
Ten Women Gallery

Bike-Centric Business:
Helen’s Cycles

Business in Downtown Santa Monica:
Salon Tru

Business on Main Street:
Dolcenero Gelato

Business on Montana Avenue:
m0851

Business on Pico Boulevard:
Sewing Arts Center

Business on Santa Monica Pier:
The Albright

Business with the Best SM Vibe:
Orangetheory Fitness

Coffee Bar/Bakery:
Groundwork Coffee Co.

Happy Hour:
Enterprise Fish Company

Hotel/Motel for a Staycation:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Live Music/Entertainment/ Comedy Venue:
Harvelle’s

Pet-Centric Business:
Healthy Spot

Restaurant/Cafe featuring locally-sourced ingredients:
Santa Monica Seafood Co.

Santa Monica Farmers Market Farmer:
Murray Family Farms

 

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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The Albright
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Dolcenero
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Enterprise Fish Company
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
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Groundwork Coffee Co.
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Harvelle’s Blues Club
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Healthy Spot
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Helen’s Cycles
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m0851 Santa Monica
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Orangetheory Fitness
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salon Tru Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Seafood
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Sewing Arts Center
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Ten Women on Montana
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