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 2018 Most Loved businesses, check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.
Art Gallery/Gift Shop featuring locally-made products:
Ten Women Gallery
Huckleberry Café & Bakery
Business for Kids:
The Pretenders Studio
Business in Downtown Santa Monica:
Business on Main Street:
Business on Montana Avenue:
Business on Pico Boulevard:
Sewing Arts Center
Business on Santa Monica Pier:
Groundwork Coffee Co. and Philz Coffee
Enterprise Fish Company
Hotel/Motel for a Staycation:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Live Music/Entertainment/ Comedy Venue:
Nonprofit/Charity/Community Service Organization:
Heal the Bay
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.