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Third Street Promenade

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Address: Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-8355
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Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining
Description: A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to...
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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Great way to spend a few hours

The place is packed on Fridays and Saturdays. Lots of stores to stroll through. Grab a coffee and enjoy the street performers. There's usually a half dozen or so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Dansville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The place is packed on Fridays and Saturdays. Lots of stores to stroll through. Grab a coffee and enjoy the street performers. There's usually a half dozen or so.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have noted, this pedestrian mall is mostly chain stores and tourist-oriented fast-food joints. It is fun to walk down for the street performers and people-watching opportunities, nonetheless. The day I was there several couples were dancing salsa to a live band busking on the mall.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great promenade, great restaurants plenty of shops. Close to the Santa Monica pier and some nice little bars nearby. Try Joe's pizza. Superb pizzas.

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to be in the evening. Reminded me of Covent Garden in London. Lots of street entertainers and always something going on. The shops are open until late at night and there is an excellent choice of places to eat and drink covering all budgets. Enjoyed our evenings spent watching the world go by here.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

3rd Street Promenade is lovely - its sunny and cheerful and buzzing with activity. Eveery brand under the sun is there, so its a shoppers paradise - from malls to small stand alone boutiques, many restaurants and cafes. Line performers are dotted around the promenade, adding to the festive air.

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You can spend the whole day here - shopping, sightseeing and eating (lots of eating). It's easy to find your way around and there are public buses to and from the area regularly. Make sure you look at the side streets too.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were told that there was great shopping here on the Third Street Promenade, they were sorely wrong. You can find any of these stores at practically any mall in America. The streets are full of little kiosks and street performers hoping to get a buck. I felt safe but I think you would definitely need to watch yourself when... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place. It has an eclectic vibe and the people are great. It is great for an afternoon stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came here on a daily basis! Whether to clothes shop (old navy being a firm favourite) or to pick up quirky gifts for friends and family, or just to grab a bite to eat, it was the place to come. Lots of street entertainers, tons of food outlets and clothes stores. Was nice to just wander too. Lovely place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was a nice little walking experience. I didn't need to buy anything and yet somehow I finished up with shopping bags. Tilly's for a Death Lens (Wide Angle for iPhone) and sun tan spray. Why not?

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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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