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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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A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians...

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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enjoyed the evening walk

went out to just take a stroll with my family, bought a thing or two and also had a Starbucks treat. not that cold of a night also just perfect. will definitely go by there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

went out to just take a stroll with my family, bought a thing or two and also had a Starbucks treat. not that cold of a night also just perfect. will definitely go by there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sidewalk entertainer, lots of athletic shops (Addidas, Nike, etc.) and the major chains. Lost its uniqueness in recent years with big business pushing out private local business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant place to eat shop or watch the world go by . Various street performers make it an interesting location.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a lovely, lively Sunday than thus us a must for casual strolling, being entertained by talented people hoping to be discovered or just enjoy making a few dollars on tips. The street is closed to cars and there's shopping and dining opportunities galore. Even a movie theater. Plan your afternoon and you'll have a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its lots of restaurants, tourists, street performers, shops etc. None of them are the best Santa Monica have to offer, but its the sum that is the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spend a few hours wandering alone the promenade shopping, there are plenty to chose from and something for everyone. There are street performers and a nice atmosphere. A lot of families and tourists can be found here. We really enjoyed our time spend here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a good long street for walking and watching people and there are lot of of ppl singing thats add to the street Also this street got a varity of shops and resturant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever you are in San Francisco and you visit the lovely area of Santa Monica go there for a promenade (a walk in English ) there's a lot of fun...it's crowded at night...there are many restaurants of different cuisine...you can smell the refreshing air of santa monica and walk and have fun...it's to close to the bay area so you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is full of shops and restaurants . Many shops are one of the familiar chains, but there are also plenty of boutique shops. It is busy during the day, but bustling with entertainment at night. The road is closed to vehicles, so pedestrians are free to walk in the roadway. At night there are musicians set up, dancers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to Santa Monica isn't complete without a little time on the 3rd street promenade. It's a favourite place for local talent to perform, and you can listen while you sip an alcoholic beverage, or a coffee, enjoy dinner, or just an ice cream cone. It's an easy walk to the beach, and the Santa Monica mall is on... More 

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Santa Monica
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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