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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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199 reviews 199 reviews
80 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

this no cars only area has a Tesla showroom, which is why we ended up going there. and that was an awesome decision! this place was brimming with people, all around, everywhere. people in coffee shops, restaurants, outside, everywhere, enjoying themselves! super lively neighbourhood! very close to one of the largest beaches (in terms of sand) I've seen till now... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours with my teen here. Great assortment of shops and restaurants. Teen loves to shop at Brandy Melville, where it's usually on line. Nice to hit the brick and mortar location. Streets are clean, nice assortment of typical shops, not too many street performers. Parking is easy and not expensive. If you park in garage, the first... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good shops, *great* Margarita bar whose name escapes me, world class buskers and street artists. It's a real slice of beachfront LA. fabulous!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon this as we were looking for some shops. Had everything we wanted and more. Try Georges Bistro for something to eat and spend some time watching the street performers

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chicago, illinois
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Shopping, dining, people watching…all can be satisfied here. Great place to simply go and hang out for a few hours.

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mahwah , nj
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed our walks up and down the Third St Promenade. In our five day stay in Santa Monica we must have gone to the Promenade a half dozen times . The only downside was seeing so many homeless people.

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Whitestone, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Nice open area of several blocks of stores, parking near by. Great to cross middle of the street without cars zooming by. Lights at every corner for safe crossing to the next open block

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A great place to sit and people watch, however you may be swamped yourself just sitting.Its a crowded street with plenty to see and do.Retail heaven for those who want to shop (mostly tourists were there). Plenty of sidewalk cafes, smokefree and busy.Buy some food to go and head on down 2 blocks to the SM beach afterwards.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops, restaurants, and street performers. We will definitely go back, maybe in the middle of our stay and experience the night-life. We had to drive home so we couldn't night-life-it-up.

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Oklahoma City - Edmond, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Liked the sidewalk cafes and shopping; street vendors are entertaining, something for everyone. Within walking distance of most of the hotels. We have stayed at the Fairmont and Loews and you can walk to all shopping from these hotels. The Fairmont is closer.

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