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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 #4 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I live couple blocks from the Promenade.. since they redid the whole area it's the HOT SPOT in Santa Monica .. something for everybody .. shop till ya drop, then enjoy a quick bite and happy hour at places like Misfits, Kings Head English Pub, Zengo or Lago ..... catch a movie at one of 3 AMC theaters .. If... More

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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's the weekend and you're trying to figure out what to do? Head over to the Third Street Promenade. This pedestrian promenade (one of the country's leading pedestrian shopping corridors) is full of stores, dining and free outdoor entertainment--from jazz musicians to dancers, skateboarding bulldogs to acrobatics, this street has something for everyone. Anchored by Santa Monica Place mall on... More

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This isn't really an attraction, it's an outdoor mall. The usual American chains are represented here with plenty of options for quick cheap food and coffee. Lively street performers give this character.

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice place to stroll and browse . . it can get a bit crowded. but it is infinitely better and nicer than that awful Sm mall . . they remodeled it but merely made it worse . it is like a parking garage . . and a dank and dismal one at that. so stay on the Promenade . nice... More

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pa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a nice promenade. We loved taking a stroll and seeing the sights. Nice stores that you would find in a mall but something about it being outdoors makes it really cool.

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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are a great number of shops here - especially loved the Apple store. So hard to find decent, healthy food though.

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Dubbo, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great way to sample local delights. We had lovely weather and really enjoyed our stroll along the Third Street Promenade sampling some of the street culture.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Wonderful shopping/dining area where you can stroll along and not worry about traffic. They have Bloomingdale's and Nordsrom's as well as some other chain stores, boutiques and even a Tesla dealership. AMC movie theater and all kinds of restaurant. Very lively with bands and street performers to listen to as you walk along. There is a parking garage close to... More

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atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a bustling outdoor mall. Stores are the usual teen hubs and there was nothing here I couldn't get at home, but it was pleasant walking in the beautiful California sun. There is better shopping in Santa Monica on the interior streets.

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Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This open air promenade is great for shopping, people watching, and a nice stroll. There are a number of restaurants (we didn't try them,). Quit a few shops you can find anywhere, then a few you can't, like the Tessla dealership. The most over the top Apple store ever. Very fun for people watching and outside entertainment.

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