Contest: The annual contest is a chance to recognize local businesses. SMDP Image

Vote: Voting for the final round of this year’s Most Loved contest ends this Thursday, March 31. The annual Most Loved contest includes two rounds of public voting. Votes cast in February were to nominate the top five businesses per category and voting in March will determine the top three choices. Each winner will be recognized in the annual Most Loved publication and this year marks the return of an in-person awards ceremony that will be held at City Hall. 

Most Loved is a partnership between the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee, the Santa Monica Daily Press, the City of Santa Monica, four business improvement districts including Main Street, Montana Avenue, Pico Boulevard and Downtown Santa Monica Inc., as well as the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Travel and Tourism and Santa Monica Pier Corporation. The 2022 edition includes 66 categories.

Voting for the Most Loved contest occurs online and anyone can choose their favorites at