We all have our favorite neighborhood spots—the corner bistro with amazing cocktails, the café with the richest roast in town, and the indie bookstore with the owner who remembers our name. Whether we live in the neighborhood or are visiting from afar, we know these small businesses are what makes neighborhoods unique and fun to visit.
So let’s shower our local neighborhood business owners with love on Small Business Saturday by showing the world how valued they truly are!
1. On Saturday Nov. 30th, visit your favorite local cafés, restaurants, shops—if it’s local and independently owned, it counts!
– If you’re an Airbnb host, where do you like to send your guests?
– If you’re traveling right now, what great local businesses have you found on your trip?
2. Snap a photo—a selfie in front of their sign, you clinking glasses with the owner, their famous cocktail, or any creative way to capture the essence of what makes them special and a unique part of the local community.
3. Post to Instagram and/or Twitter with the hashtag #localbizlove
4. We’ll collect all of the tips and make sure #localbizlove gets global love!
1. Is there a standout local business you’d like Airbnb to know about? Perhaps you stumbled on the most welcoming café filled with global visitors or a shop that highlights the neighborhood culture in a special way? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details—we might host our next community gathering there!
2. Check back here on Saturday, Nov. 30th for a live feed of Instagram photos and tweets, and follow Airbnb on Twitter where we’ll be posting some of our favorites.
If you’re in New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles on Saturday, November 30th, stop by one of our community-chosen top picks and say hi!
New York City
Employees Only — Craft cocktails in the West Village
Nitehawk Cinema — Dinner and a movie in Williamsburg
Seersucker — New Southern cuisine in Carroll Gardens
McNally Jackson — Indie bookstore straight out of a film in Nolita
Think Coffee — Sustainably-minded cafe with locations in Manhattan
Zazie — Brunch in the heart of Cole Valley
Bluxome Street Winery — A drink or two in Soma
Brenda’s French Soul Food — French soul food in the Tenderloin
Park Life — Gallery & storefront on Clement Street
Spike’s Coffee — A cup of joe in the Castro
The Cow’s End Cafe — Local down-home hangout in Venice
Skylight Books — Neighborhood indie bookstore in Los Feliz
Fabiolus Cucina — Italian in the heart of Hollywood
The Daily Dose — Local artisanal food in the Arts District
Beachwood Cafe — Hidden cafe nestled in the Hollywood Hills
We can’t wait to see your photos and local tips!