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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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You cannot make a trip to Santa Monica without considering a stop at the Third Street Promenade. It is probably best from early afternoon into the evening. Aside from the plethora of stores and street kiosks you will find ample street entertainment and people watching. There are movie theaters and many restaurants and coffee spots. Many of them are chains... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was singularly unimpressed with the Third Street Promenade. It's basically an outdoor shopping center, with a few religious people offering material on the promenade part.

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Windsor UK
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100 reviews 100 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You don't need to go to the the bigger Malls in LA if you're staying locally as most big brands are here inc Bloomingdales and so on, check the website for all shops. It's clean, pedestrianised and plenty of eateries around as well as being minutes from the beach. Parking is free for the first 90 mins so that's a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you like shopping and outdoor singers, this is the place for you. Lots of outlet stores (mostly clothes) with great sales in once centralized 2-3 block area. No cars come here, only people. It's a great place to relax and do all your shopping in one convenient place. And it's only three blocks from the famous Santa Monica pier... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While I wouldn't go spending the day here, as it mainly consists of a combination of stores, chain food places, and restaurants, it is a great place to head to around dusk. My brother, a friend, and myself headed here around dinner time, ate, and watched the place come to life. Dozens of local musical artists set up in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I liked all the stores from high end to regular mall type stores. I liked the street performers. I liked that the parking was not expensive.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to one of my favorite stores H&M great finds. Reminds me of the one back home in Vegas. Also great restaurants and bars located here defiantly a go see when you visit Santa Monica.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a fun time at 3rd Street Promenade. There are some great shops and very interesting and fun performers to watch. If you have the time, I recommend going there. It could be used as a means of exercise walking around

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San Jose
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is great if you like shopping and walking. There are dozens of shops that line both sides of the street. The center part of the street is set up for people to walk. No cars are allowed in this area. There are often musicians, actors, singers, and other people trying to earn tips. This makes for an interesting... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely shops and a great variety of restaurants all open late. Very laid back atmosphere with all sorts of people and their dogs! The street performers are very entertaining too.

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