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Third Street Promenade

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Address: Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-8355
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, People-watching
Description: A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to...
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.
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Great people watching

Great shopping and restaurants. Down side is if walking in morning pre-shop openings, lots of homeless people roaming and approaching you for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great shopping and restaurants. Down side is if walking in morning pre-shop openings, lots of homeless people roaming and approaching you for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place to walk around. Lots of shopping and restaurants around. Also lots of people entertaining the crowds. Nice place to go with your family for a nice walk outdoors nice little flower garden and fountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

great variety of stores in a charming pedestrian mall. Also peppered with good restaurants & bars. Santa Monica is a terrific location to spend a few days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

All the high street shops are here, and there is a lovely beach side/holiday feel to this area. There are lots of people but you don't feel like your too crowded. I enjoyed shopping here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing special. Just a lot of the typical stores you'd find in your local shopping Mall. We visited on March 15th and 16th and it was quite crowded. Stefano's pizza was good though.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mix of shopping, restaurants and street performers. Lots of things to see and do. There are topiary dinosaurs and fountains

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely. Overall, Santa Monica is a wonderful stop -- if you're in Los Angeles, be sure to visit the Promenade specifically.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Thanks to travellingmermaid for this recommendation. Street closed to cars. Wide selection of stores. Fun outdoor shopping experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A great place to take the family in the evening to stroll eat and shop! Always street performers and every shop you could possible need. Also heaps of great food places to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I ate outside in a little french restaurant called Monsieur Marcel....best wine and sandwiches ever!

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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