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Third Street Promenade

Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-393-8355
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Ranked #5 of 45 Attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Malls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theaters
Activities: Shopping, Dining, People-watching
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... more » 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. « less
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Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking along the promenade by day and at night. There are many street performers to enjoy while strolling. We didn't do much shopping but there are a multitude of stores both chains and small shops. At one end are the big dept. stores. A very pleasant place!

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Virginia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
8 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The promenade is a good place to get out of traffic to explore chain retailers, a few high priced restaurants and to enjoy street music. If you are in the area it's worth a pass thru but don't make a special trip.

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Somerset
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

There is always something happening here, music, dance, theatre even a dj one night, surrounded by lovely shops and no traffic!

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A great place to shop, eat, watch street entertainers. From high end stores to independent boutiques you can find whatever you're looking for.

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Portland, OR
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I love cities with pedestrian zones. Third Street has many restaurants, bars and stores anchored at one end by a traditional shopping mall. Lots of families in what seemed to be a really safe environment. No smoking is allowed in the entire area (which is fantastic) and local police/security were asking people to put out cigarette or leave.

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fun, outdoor area for shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters. Unfortunately, while there are some great shops, the restaurants and movie theaters are not the best. There is not one restaurant that I would go out of the way to eat. The theaters are dated. On the plus side, the atmosphere is always fun with street musicians at... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice shopping area and was excellent in all ways on a previous visit but at this time they are having some trouble with too many hobos on the street and the police and security appear to be trying to deal with the issue

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Trondheim, Norway
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It's nice shopping for teenagers and adults. A lot of stores, but not all the biggest one. I find the shopping better than going out for a meal here. I find the restaurant more interesting at the Main street. The teenagers found a lot of stores here. In the afternoon and evenings there are people making show in the streets.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great shopping, lots of outside dining, and entertainment...and at the end, a shopping mall! All-in-all, it's a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening!

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Ramona, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Imagine 4 blocks of nothing but shopping at your favorite stores....that is the 3rd St Promenade. The streets are closed to vehicles going N & S. E and W traffic exists at the end of each block. Lots of great stores, individual music performers and places to eat line the street. My favorite was the Tesla showroom in the most... More

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