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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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Edmonton, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

third street promenade is a must. tons of shopping and restaurants to check out. It was a lively environment in the evening

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very easy to get around with lots of little shops and restaurants and places to just sit and relax a while.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of LA. All the usual shops but with a rare pedestrianised street so you can actually walk places!

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

As someone who is a native of the area, I have seen many iterations of the place. It's no longer the "stores you'll only find here" but full of stores you can find across the country. There are a few holdouts but more of them disappear. If you want to people watch, see something being filmed, or run into new... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

it was pretty cool seeing all the different vendors and street performers, I just felt a little exposed and made sure that my hand stayed in my pocket firmly clasping my wallet from what appeared to be several interested parties, but after years of travelling the world and seeing pickpockets, I guess maybe I'm a little too cautious!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

loved urban outfitters. lots of cool shops. apple store is cool. lots of food options. cool street performers

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Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Love this street for shopping, it's a pedestrian street and you can enjoy good quality buskers as you amble up and down. All the big name shops seem to be here as well as many others.

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

At the promenade, you can walk, lots of shopping , and all tip of food, street pizza, fancy pizzeria, we normally dine in one place and caffe and dessert at another,

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Poipu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I purchased an IPhone 5 while I was away on business at the Apple store located in the promenade. My phone was broken and I needed to purchase one right away. I had no upgrades available so I purchased one for over 600.00 dollars. When I returned home I had problems with the phone so I called Apple customer service.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I liked this area because it is pedestrian only. It has virtually every retail store you are looking for, and a variety of places to eat and drink. Beautiful to walk In the sunshine. Some entertainment via buskers. Overall very pleasant and would go back.

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