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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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Lovely little shopping strip

We travelled to Santa Monica as a family with adult children. This was our first day in the US. The kids who are in their 20's enjoyed shopping in the big name brands shops. Lots... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled to Santa Monica as a family with adult children. This was our first day in the US. The kids who are in their 20's enjoyed shopping in the big name brands shops. Lots of choses of places to eat either on this street or up the side streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to feel the Local culture and doing some shopping in the midtime this is the option, faraway from the downtown but so close from the beach, the Street Promenade offers a interesting walking and good restaurants among several fine shops

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santa monica , ca
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great assortment of stores and a great walking tour. lots of street performers to entertain you & plenty of restaurants to sate you. As a local, I only go there for a specific need There are also farmer's markets on wed & sat, very colorful & crowded

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the best outdoor shopping space! relaxing, great stores and a place you could return to over and over again.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is called "Third Street Promenade" because of its location being the third street from the beach or if you will from the Ocean Avenue. Beside "tragically" being over crowded by cars from all over you still can breath the Pacific Ocean clean and crisp air day and night, walking on the beach is a good walk where you can walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Girls will love this joint Shopping everywhere I loved it because of the food an the pier Was pretty busy from 4pm to 10pm

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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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