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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Outdoor pedestrian malls will almost always get my vote but it seems to me that this one is getting a little tired. I did snag a great little poncho at the The Old Navy so it's certainly worth the time to go there. But there are probably better places to eat and some of the 'ambiance' could be improved -... More

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New York City, New York
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264 reviews 264 reviews
108 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Santa Monica is a favorite and strolling around the third street promenade is so much fun. Lots of shops and cafés. On certain days of the week there is a fantastic farmers market here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great street to take a stroll down (day or night), eat, people watch or shop!!! Tons of safe parking garages all around. They even have public restrooms that have a visitor center type desk that is maned until late in the night. The parking is very affordable in the garages. We'll be back! *hint* If you don't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We shopped at the Promenade during our visit to the Pier and also Venice Beach. A really neat area for shopping and eating. Two blocks or more of shopping that is completely closed off to traffic. If you are in the area, this is a place that you will want to see.

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Tune, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved it! Good shops, nice area and right next to Santa Monica Beach. Easy, not too pricy parking and you can easily combine your shopping experience with some hours on the Beach as well.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We found this little gem whilst exploring the area. It has a mixture of great eateries & shops. Again just siting taking in a snack or drink, people watching is enlightening.

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Livermore, California, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lots of choices for shopping and food. Unique finds as well as your Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, etc. Close to the beach and Santa Monica pier.

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Surrey, England
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice area of Santa Monica. Lots of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Liked the fact it was pedestrianised.

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Clare
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was disappointed not to be able to get breakfast anywhere on Third Street Promenade before 10am. For a city that seems alive at night it sure seems dead in the morning.

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Topanga, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The promenade is a fun place to wander, and there are performers of all ilks - gymnasts, rappers, dog trainers, Andean flute players... every day is different. Many good deals can be found at the local albeit mostly corporate stores, and there are some tasty food options - try the fast food place Greek on the East side in a... More

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