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“Third Street is a fun hang - great people watching!”

Third Street Promenade
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Owner description: 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.
Los Angeles
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“Third Street is a fun hang - great people watching!”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Fun shopping mecca. Great restaurants. Movie theaters definitely need an overhaul. If you want to go to the movies, and also shop and dine, I would choose Century City Shopping mall instead.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Nice to visit on a Sunny day”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you feel like shopping, but its a nice day and you don't want to be confined to a closed space, 3rd street is the way to go.

Not only will you be able to shop and enjoy the beachy whether there is also life entertainment. Also at the end of the promenade they opened a mall with high end stores like LV, Burberry, Kenneth Cole.

Visited March 2012
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“Kind of a much low keyed, toned down Venice Strand with no Medical Marijuana hawkers”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Chain stores to shop in if that's your thing but some excellent street performers to check out. Nice to walk outside with the sun on your face.
Chill with a PinkBerry and just people watch. Or catch a flick. Go to the new Santa Monica Place Mall at the end on Colorado and check out the top food court and market. Some great food to be had.

Visited March 2012
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“Lots of the same shopping you probably have at home”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

On the plus side, it's a fun place to walk around and there are truly a ton of stores and some mostly just ok restaurants. On the minus side, many of the stores are big chains. Doesn't mean it's bad, it's just mostly what you'd expect.

Visited March 2012
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“Good for families, friends and even co-workers. Fun for all...”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Nice outdoor walking while visiting Santa Monica

Stores and restaurants are open late at pedestrian-only Third Street Promenade (from Broadway to Wilshire Boulevard). The street entertainers are always captivating.

You can also walk around 2nd and 4th streets, and cross streets Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard.

After walking, few short blocks to Santa Monica Pier!

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