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 year, 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.

2020 Winners

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 2020 Most Loved businesses, check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.

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

Bar or Lounge:
West 4th + Jane

Breakfast/Brunch Spot:
Huckleberry Café & Bakery

Frozen Desserts Shop:
Dolcenero Gelato

Coffee Bar:
Dogtown Coffee

Happy Hour:
FIG

Outdoor Dining Spot:
Back on the Beach

Restaurant:
Dagwood’s

Surf/Skate/Bike Shop:
Helen’s Cycles

Fitness Studio/Gym:
TriFitLA

Clothing Boutique:
JANE

Jewelry/Home Accessories/Gift Shop:
Heist Jewelry

Business in Downtown Santa Monica:
Radiance Wellness Spa

Business on Main Street:
PilateSmith

Business on Montana Avenue:
Number One Beauty Center

Business on Pico Boulevard:
Gilbert’s El Indio

Business on Santa Monica Pier:
The Lobster

Kid-Friendly Attraction/Store:
Cayton Children’s Museum

New Business:
Tribe Pilates

Business for Pets:
Paws & Effect

Business for Pampering:
Burke Williams Spa

Santa Monica Farmers Market Farmer:
Murray Family Farms

Vintage/Resale/Thrift Shop:
Assistance League of Santa Monica

 

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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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
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West 4th/Jane
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Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery
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Dolcenero
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Dogtown Coffee
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FIG Restaurant
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Back on the Beach
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Dagwoods Pizza
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Helen’s Cycles
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TriFit Club & Studio
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Jane
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Heist Jewelry
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Radiance Wellness Spa
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Pilatesmith Pilates Studio
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Number One Beauty Center
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Gilbert’s El Indio Mexican Food
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The Lobster
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Cayton Children’s Museum by Sharewell
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Tribe Pilates
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Paws & Effect Pet Spa
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Burke Williams Spa & Massage Center