Best Auto Body Repair
Bedford Auto Body
Bedford Auto Body helps cars look their best: The shop offers paint, frame and glass repair and refinishing services. Cars that have sustained damage from collisions, flips or multi-car crashes can be serviced and repaired by trained technicians utilizing the newest technology, including the highest precision frame straightening equipment.
2145 Old Middlefield Way; bedfordautobody.com; 650-961-4100
Best Auto Repair
Kevin's Auto Repair
Since 1997, Kevin’s Auto Repair has provided Mountain View customers with general auto repair and maintenance services: oil changes, fuel system and brakes, steering and suspension, transmission and water pumps and radiators.
1968 Leghorn St.; kevinsautorepairinc.com; 650-965-7112
Lisa Devlin DC CCSP
With a private practice in Mountain View that opened in 1993, Dr. Lisa Devlin uses the low-force activator chiropractic technique, and, according to her website, is the only chiropractor in Mountain View who offers class IV laser therapy, a “drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive method of pain relief.” She offers services for humans and animals.
1265 Montecito Ave.; lisadevlin.com; 650-428-0950
Best Dance Studio
Fantasy Dance Studio
Fantasy Dance Studio has provided dance classes in Mountain View for nearly 20 years. Its wide array of offerings — ballet, jazz, folk, contemporary, ballroom and hip-hop — are geared toward children. In 2019, the multilingual, professionally trained staff also began offering other arts instruction and education.
2500 Old Middlefield Way, Unit B; fantasydance.us; 650-965-4135
Dental Fabulous, led by Dr. Huy Do, has operated in Mountain View since 2012. Dr. Do specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive and surgical dentistry. He and his staff aim to provide excellent dental care in a warm and friendly environment.
756 California St., Suite B; dentalfabulous.com; 650-969-6077
Best Dry Cleaners
For close to 20 years, Holiday Cleaners has provided dry cleaning services at affordable prices, including discounts for local students and health care workers. Located in the Grant Park plaza, it is open Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1350 Grant Road, #9; 650-605-0123
Best Fitness Classes
Oshman Family JCC
The Oshman Family JCC offers a wide menu of heart-pumping options to anyone looking to shed pounds, firm up or simply bask in the post-workout buzz. In addition to the usual gym trappings — dumbbells, treadmills, stationary bikes — the world-class facility offers two swimming pools, basketball courts, a steam room, personal trainers and more than 100 exercise classes, from zumba and pilates to cycling and cardio workouts. During the pandemic, the center pivoted to on-demand and livestream exercise classes and opened an outdoor fitness center, which will remain open indefinitely to provide clients more workout options.
3921 Fabian Way; paloaltojcc.org; 650-223-8700
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Best Hair Salon
With stylists trained through the salon and in Los Angeles and London, Essence Salon offers haircuts and coloring and prescribes customers home care products and techniques. Essence recently installed a ventilation system that exchanges all the salon air for fresh air every few minutes.
826 W. Dana St.; essencesalon.com; 650-988-8822
Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View
Strategically located in a hot spot of tech headquarters, the Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View offers guests free daily hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and access to the hotel fitness center. For business travelers, the following are within 6 miles, according to the hotel website: Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, Stanford, and Caltrain.
390 Moffett Blvd.; hilton.com; 650-988-0300
The goal of the Excellent Nails staff is to “pamper all the ladies with unique manicures and pedicures that will leave your nails looking elegant and make you feel rejuvenated.” They also offer facials, waxing and paraffin wraps, and their site assures customers that all staff has been vaccinated and all equipment is regularly sanitized.
821 Castro St.; excellentnailsmountainview.com; 650-428-1807
Happy Feet Foot Spa
Currently in its seventh year of business, Happy Feet Foot Spa provides affordable 60- and 90-minute body massages and reflexology. They are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
858 Villa St.; happyfeetfootspa.com, 650-969-7600
Best Oil Change
At the car service company Jiffy Lube, trained technicians provide clients with quick oil changes, tire rotations and light vehicle repairs. The company also performs auto inspections and can service vehicle fleets.
1141 W. El Camino Real ; jiffylube.com; 650-965-2582
Best Personal Trainer
Evolution Trainers’ 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is the largest private training facility in the Bay Area. Their team of over 40 health and fitness professionals offers one-on-one personal training services as well as physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care.
2044 Old Middlefield Way; evolutiontrainers.com; 650-965-8991
Best Pet Care
Adobe Animal Hospital
Adobe Animal Hospital provides pets of all varieties a wide range of quality services. The facility, which has a 24-hour intensive care unit, is equipped with an in-house diagnostic laboratory and endoscope and ultrasound machines, among other essential tools to help your furry friends stay healthy and happy. During the pandemic, the hospital launched a "televet" program, which enables clients to visit with a veterinarian for minor health issues via videoconferencing from the comfort of their own home.
4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos; adobe-animal.com; 650-948-9661
Best Plastic Surgeon
Samuel N. Pearl, MD
As part of the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Experience, Dr. Samuel N. Pearl and his staff help provide patients a “blend of artistry and surgical craft.” The team offers face and body surgical procedures for men and women, as well as less invasive non-surgical options like Botox and DermaSculpt.
525 South Drive, Suite 203; pearlmd.com; 650-964-6600
Best Shoe Repair
Midtown Shoe Repair
Midtown Shoe Repair has been a Palo Alto fixture for 40 years. Since 1979, Robert Babekian has meticulously restored shoes, suitcases, purses, zippers — and practically anything made out of leather — in his quaint Midtown workshop.
2796 Middlefield Road; midtownshoerepair.com; 650-329-8171
Yoga is Youthfulness
Founded in 1999, Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes based on traditional styles of yoga. The family-owned studio provides high-quality yoga that is friendly, open and attentive to beginning students, while also being a destination for advanced practitioners, according to its website.
1954 Old Middlefield Way; yogaisyouth.com; 650-964-5277