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Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2372
+1 310-394-5451
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Ranked #1 of 26 Shopping in Santa Monica
Type: Malls
Owner description: Santa Monica Place will be designed to reflect the trend-setting, idea-creating, fashion-making appeal of Santa Monica. Here will be a nexus of great... more » Owner description: Santa Monica Place will be designed to reflect the trend-setting, idea-creating, fashion-making appeal of Santa Monica. Here will be a nexus of great retail suited to this one-of-a-kind, world-famous city by the beach. In place of a formerly enclosed, suburban mall, a distinctive, open-air shopping magnet is being created. Santa Monica Place will maximize its beachside setting to bring together fresh ocean breezes, marquee retailers and sun-dappled walkways. Macy's will remain open during the redevelopment of the new Santa Monica Place. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped off here for food after the bus journey from downtown, before heading to the beach. There were some nice shops and it was a really modern centre, great to wander around. There was a food court upstairs that had a selection of cheap cuisines to choose from, as well as more fancy restaurants if you want that. We... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved the old Santa Monica Place, so we weren't sure what to expect when it was totally rebuilt a couple years ago. This was our first visit to the "new" Place, and it was well worth the stop. It has a great variety of stores including the top anchors (Bloomingdales and Nordstroms) and the open-air layout is very nice.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved it so much I came back twice to go shopping and to check out the views of the beach! I first came in the evening and the was amazed at how long the mall was. The setup is great: the shops are long a closed street with twinkling lights and lots of restaurants with outside patios for your to... More

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Los Angeles
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I dislike shopping and malls, however this mall is not painful. Very good selection of stores and places to eat. Parking can be tough but spend the cash to valet which makes it a better experience. You can get deals if you know when the sales come up. I got a good looking shirt at Nordstrom's at 50 percent off.... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a nice place to spend some time when in Santa Monica. Tidy with a great range of stores for all ages. The Disney store was a big hit! When I was there there was an event in the main concourse with sand sculpture and things to do. It had a great atmosphere and with it being so close... More

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Santa Monica, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There was a massive remodel a few years ago on this mall. I was quite unimpressed and a little put off by the fact that the food court was moved upstairs.I know they say it never rains in California, but it does, and an outdoor food court stinks.It seems as if there are less options in the food court as... More

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DOVER
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94 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We were told to go to the mall, insteadofthe promenade.mall was beautiful,open air, 3levels,but we enjoyed the promenade much more. The mall was more upscale,and the promenade which is attached but down on the street, was much more fun and shopping was better, try the promenade,unless u like the upscale shops more!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Be sure to go on the broad walk street and see the stores, don't miss the Kitson store. the food court is on the top floor just in case you want a bite to eat.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Wow, this is a beautiful mall, complete with some high-end stores (e.g., Tiffany). New, modern, clean, open-air, multi-level with ample attached parking in an affordable ramp just blocks from the Santa Monica Pier. A fun place to just stroll and browse.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We discovered the mall accidentally when we turned into the parking garage. This is a great place to park for the Santa Monica Pier, the Promenade or any nearby restaurant not in the mall. After parking and seeing a great photo op of the Santa Monica Pier, I took the stairs up and up, finally to the top (about 5... More

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