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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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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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Spent an afternoon shopping around the Promenade, listening to street musicians and enjoying the day. Great stores to choose from. High end (Louis Vuitton) to basic (Forever 21... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent an afternoon shopping around the Promenade, listening to street musicians and enjoying the day. Great stores to choose from. High end (Louis Vuitton) to basic (Forever 21). Lots of little food choices and very clean. Nice spot to wander around outside and get your shopping in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a good experience. We had went to Venice Beach before this stop, and the promenade was much better.The locals and tourists were more friendly here.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good place to shop or just window shop and walk around. There are places to eat if you want. Good place to go in the evening and walk off the wonderful meal you may have just had.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful pedestrian only open air shopping strip two blocks back from the sea. Easily walked to from the beach and Pier. Great shopping, plenty of bars and restaurants to sit and people watch. Outdoor art, fountains and sculptures plus plenty of entertaining buskers. Nice wander if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love shopping, walking and eating in this area. Favorite restaurant is Barney's Beanery. My favorite time to go is early evening. There are a lot of street performers who are very talented and entertaining. A definite must do if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whatever you want to do is here for your doing. Shopping, dining, walking, street artists, music, movies and whatever else you may stumble upon. I grew up in this area and always have felt safe walking with groups or alone. Today, the peoplescape is very diverse and interesting. I did notice more homeless but was not concerned for my safety.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's nothing really overly special about this place. First of all, you're in Santa Monica regardless, so the weather is good and being outside is nice. If that's the baseline then the Third Street Promenade just clusters a good amount of international/national chains that are somewhat overpriced in the same place. Given that, it's just a normal mall that happens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the promenade, great shopping, great eating options, love that no cars go thru. Something for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to shop -- all the stores you'd ever want to visit, plus a few amazing flagship stores (e.g. T-Mobile and Apple). A huge variety of places to eat abound, and musicians pay for spots to entertain shoppers, changing every 3 hours or so. Some are incredibly good, and you can sit down and enjoy the music... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went walking on the scenic ocean road and spent the afternoon browsing various cafe's and shops on the 3rd street promenade. such a beautiful stone played street it is! Various street performers add a wonderful pep to a dull afternoon! can spend everyday there trying out various food joints!

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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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