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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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Entertaining traffic free street

We wandered down Third Street Promenade whilst we visited Santa Monica with our Family on our annual visit and enjoyed seeing the large range of shops and eating places. In... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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london uk
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered down Third Street Promenade whilst we visited Santa Monica with our Family on our annual visit and enjoyed seeing the large range of shops and eating places. In particular there was a street entertainer who had the crowd that had gathered enthralled with his acrobatic dancing to , I suppose, Street music. He had a ready wit and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1987: one lonely sunday morn i was busking with my guitar and voice on the 3rd st. promenade and i witnessed a violent jewelry store robbery - a crowd formed and the miscreant just walked away (he had looked askance on my guitar FIRST but thought the better of it amen?!) 2017: the promenade has been SUPER (over?) DEVELOPED since... More 

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maarheeze
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The promenade is a great place to shop and has a good choice of shops. It is not big but it is so nicely made that you can easeily spent a few hours here. We liked it beter than the big shopping malls in LA.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing special about this promenade. That's all I can tell you. Skip it and you are not missing anything.

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Annecy-le-Vieux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well not much to say beside that all major brands are there but these are not factory outlets so watch the prices.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very touristy, but great to grab a few items you may have forgotten to pack in your luggage. If you're looking for a great coffee shop you will have better options on the side streets of of the Promenade.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for a walk. Expensive stores, most of which will be out of business because of high rents next time you visit. Good for people viewing and getting an expensive drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This area has changed so much over the years but it still offers a great place to shop with a family atmosphere and tons of things to look at. We went with young kids and they weren't bored at all. With the street performers, food options and water attractions it kept the little ones busy and free to run around.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like shopping at all the key brands you will not be disappointed. While the "outdoor" mall is the centre of the retail action there is a "grid" of streets providing even more retail therapy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed it a lot because the shops, fun and food options are endless! You can't go to LA without visiting this street

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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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