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Third Street Promenade

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Address: Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-393-8355

A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians...

A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians only, has some 20 movie theater screens, hundreds of stores, numerous restaurants, animal topiaries and street entertainment running the gamut from dancers to fortune tellers.

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Shopping and crowded

Like others have stated. There are plenty of nice Stores ,Coffee houses ,snack bars and restaurants on this Promenade to visit or just hang out at or people watch . Really nothing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for retail shopping, but not alot in terms of quality eateries. There were also ALOT of homeless, and we didn't really feel safe after dark here with our 2 young children. Won't visit Santa Monica again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like others have stated. There are plenty of nice Stores ,Coffee houses ,snack bars and restaurants on this Promenade to visit or just hang out at or people watch . Really nothing spectacular over any other beach community business area.

Thank Joyce P
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nothing new in this part of the city big stores and expansive nd same that in delamo for triple price

Thank Pat V
Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Third Street Promenade is a short walk from the Santa Monica Pier. The street is a promenade with no access for cars. If you want to do some shopping you have come to the right place! It consists of several blocks of mid-range, trendy chain retail stores with a few restaurants in the mix. There is also a Cheesecake Factory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really this is the best place in Santa Monica where you can enjoy walking all over area and enjoy the shopping or coffees and restaurants spreads all over the place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even for a non shopper like myself this was awesome. So many choices the street performers and overall layout was a great way to spend a day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great array of stores for outdoor shopping. Macy's and Nordstrom are at one end of the promenade. Anthropologie, Nike, Victoria's Secret, and most of the usual mall stores are found here only with an outdoor ambience.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting street performers and great shops and little restaurants. This is several blocks long and no cars allowed. Several theaters nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely and beautifull street - lots of shop, restaurants, bars and street artists... you can spent an entire afternoon on that.

Thank Katia H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this promenade jus in the centre of Santa Monica is so rich of elegants stores where you can find all, and more also restaurants at second floor at the end of the third street.!

Thank MassimoPieraccini

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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