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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, People-watching, Dining
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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Lovely clean shopping area All brands catered for with plenty of eating and drinking establishments Only down side was the vagrants sleeping on the public benches in the morning

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely clean shopping area All brands catered for with plenty of eating and drinking establishments Only down side was the vagrants sleeping on the public benches in the morning

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phoenix, Arizona, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place to go for a stroll, maybe buy something and get a bite to eat. In addition to stores there are small merchandise carts.

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Third St. Prom is a long stretch of stores & restaurants in SM. Many good dining options for all budgets, plus several night spots. Street performers help to make atmosphere lively and fun.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Three blocks of good quality shops, and restaurants that vary from five star to fast food. Moderate sized shopping centre at southern end, superb bookshop (Hennessey and Ingallis) just around the corner at northern end. Well landscaped (flowering dinosaur fountains) and street performers from the weird to the wonderful add character. Essential for all Santa Monica visitors and far better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent pedestrian space for people to enjoy shopping brand-name clothes, and have a fine dining experience while in Los Angeles. My favorite store here is Mac, for beauty supplies (for women, as well as men). The second store I like is the MAC store, where you can attend daily courses on how to use your cell phones, or MACBook Pro.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can find street musicians and take a rest having a beer or coffee. Also you can go to shopping and the place is quite calm.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Pleasant area with a good buzz - street performances, restaurants, coffee shops and people enjoying themselves

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's somewhat extraordinary that the Third Street Promenade — really, nothing more than an outdoor shopping mall — is essentially thought of as a must do attraction in Santa Monica. Now, there's nothing wrong with the shopping experience, if that's what you're after — but retail-wise, there's hardly anything offered here that can't be found in any major city's shopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Third Street Promenade is "A Must" while visiting the area. It is a pedestrian area with shops, restaurants, fun Kiosks to view or shop and street entertainment galore! A couple of indoor parking garage are available a few blocks away with a couple of hours of free parking.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

this is a really nice area to walk eat and shop. very clean. also has Farmers Market several times a week and it is wonderful. great area to visit and it has an Apple store.

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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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