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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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A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians...

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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If you visit this shopping area make sure you bring plenty of money with you as all the major retailers are represented a long here including Bloomingdale's and Tiffany's The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Agra
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hi This probably is the central type market for Santa Monica , street filled with lot of activities bars pubs and stores to purchase anything on daily need or just something amazing you may find

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Darlington
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit this shopping area make sure you bring plenty of money with you as all the major retailers are represented a long here including Bloomingdale's and Tiffany's The street is bright and breezy and has a very nice atmosphere about it and at the end leads into a major shopping mall

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is all about shops and shopping [and maybe something to eat] It's not just Third street either ,There is a Plaza with top end shops and lots more and the pier is a short stroll away when you wallet needs a break

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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448 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

TIP: Park on a street a few blocks away for either two-hour meters or, if lucky, one of the nine-hour meters. Avoid the congestion and headache of the parking garage. Walk to the Third Street Promenade. Get in both a good walk and plenty of shopping.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many stores and great people watching. This is a great place to shop for yourself and a great place to buy for others. Plan several hours to really enjoy yourself!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking around on the sophisticated Boulevard Wilshire, shopping, visiting a restaurant or take a cup of caffe at some of the a cafes! I liked strolling around the great atmosphere and feel like "Pretty Woman" while visiting the brand stores who are concentrated with an overwhelming designer labels. For those of us who aren't in the mood to max out... More 

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NYC
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is nice to be able to walk around without traffic. Good for shopping - All the usual stuff you would expect to be there

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

January in Santa Monica is incredible for bargain label shopping in the 3rd street Promenade. We got deals in all the trendy shops with friendly service thrown in. It's very pleasant to stroll along this street without worrying about traffic. The unusual street art of dinosaurs adds to the fun element. Great for kids.

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Leeds
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed strolling along Third Street Promenade taking in the lovely sunshine and atmosphere. There's loads of shops and places to eat complimented by unique street entertainment.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is mainly a shopping area. But you will find restaurants, bars and at night street performers. It's and area that should be visited at least once in f you find yourself in santa monica.

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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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