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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 #3 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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McLean, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of people milling around and having fun, eating and drinking, having ice cream. Street performers every block or so doing their thing for tips. Interesting!

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The variety of stores are perfect. I just hate the crowds! Shop in a weekday for less competition but if you like to people watch, weekends are great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Just switched the rating from 4 to 5 stars. That is because if you have any interest in shopping, dining, or just killing time and maybe seeing a movie, this is really a great place to do it. (Initially four stars, because, well, it is just a mall when it comes down to it.) The street performers add to the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Mostly pedestrianised with a variety of shops and restaurants that were open late in the evening. Very clean and we felt safe wandering along at night time.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to spend an evening. Lots of stores, restaurants of all price ranges, street performers. Just walking and not spending a penny is still a fun time. Always entertaining, the cool ocean breeze is a plus!

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Atlanta
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159 reviews 159 reviews
29 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are going to Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade is a wonderful way to spend part of your afternoon. I say "part" because there isn't enough to keep you there all day although the Pier is nearby as are many other shops and restaurants on nearby streets. Great people watching, fun stores, chain restaurants as well as a few... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good shops, nice restaurants but very busy at weekends. recommend the restaurants at the end of the mall

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Boston, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great street performances (my son was a main participant in one), beautiful stores and boutiques, wonderful restaurants ( Monsieur Marcel was my favorite, also Cafe Crepes was fabulous). Great farmers market as well on Wednesday afternoons and weekends.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great place for shopping and eating. A place to go at night and chill out. I would recommend going the stores are endless and many restaurants to choose from.

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It is a really fun time out here. they have really cool Dinosaur water Fountains that is always worth taking pictures. Its also a short walk to the beach, which is really cool. Alot of good shops, and a few places to drink a pint. Overall a very nice afternoon stroll.

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