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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved this place lots of shops places to eat clean and bright. Different types of cafes, shops restaurants. Great sculptures something for everyone

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Just a couple of blocks from the beach and every store you can think off or want plus nice mix of independents. Great people watching too. Plenty of street entertainment. Even I enjoyed wondering around whilst my wife shopped.

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Tyreso, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All the shops that you need - the big ones are there. Abercrombie, Victoria Secret, Bloomingdales, Nordstroms, Kate Spade and many more. Great night street performances!

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

And people watching! mostly regular shops. IE Nike store, etc. There was, at least one unique store. Either way, different from the regular "mall" shopping and an outdoor mall is always better. Unless, of course, it's raining.

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Kristianstad, Skåne Län, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very convenient, mainly brand names, but you can find som local shops too. Busy, buzzing and great for people watching. many cafés, restaurants and bars. Only a block from the beach. A nice area to stroll around in when you want a break from the beach :-)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good assortment of brand name and local shops. Lots, I mean lots of street entertainment to help the bored non-shoppers pass the time.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited 3rd Street Promenade for the first time in about 5 years. I forgot how great this place is. Lots of restaurants and shops. But, what's great is the art along 3rd St and the entertainment is fun to watch and listen to. It's only a couple blocks from the beach. So, you can easily walk 3rd St, have... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The shops and food were great and the entertainment non-stop and eclectic. The public bathrooms were squeaky clean and the public transportation to and from our hotel was only a buck each way! While in Santa Monica you must visit Third Street Promenade!

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Copenhagen
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118 reviews 118 reviews
5 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The shops along the promenade are to a large extent "standard" stores in the higher end, but the ambience in the street is magnificent. And especially the bushes cut as dinosaurs made the kids happy!

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure if there's anything the Santa Monica Promenade DOESN'T have. Everything is here - Insane selection of shopping chains and small boutiques alike. Food, Pubs and live entertainment are everywhere.

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