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Third Street Promenade

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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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Nice pedestrian mall

Lots of chain shops on the mall, but it is a nice experience. Lots of walking to get to everything. Several coffee shops and street singers to entertain. Nothing extraordinary but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of chain shops on the mall, but it is a nice experience. Lots of walking to get to everything. Several coffee shops and street singers to entertain. Nothing extraordinary but a nice place to go.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good shopping area - nice to not have to worry about cars. Shops are at the higher end of the market but still affordable. Good choice and everything in one place, thoroughly enjoyed it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went window shopping here (high end stores) and saw a movie. The atmosphere is great. A few awesome buskers. Clean with great restaurants.

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Thank Kim B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pet friendly. Parking can be difficult. Restaurants that are pet friendly are all disappointing. High end stores. Fun day activity to window shop, walk your furry kids and people watch. Easy walk to the pier. Friendly people and lots of tourists.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great space dedicated to restaurants, bars and shopping. No traffic so really easy to get about and stroll.

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy this destination in the early evening hours. Stroll along 3rd street for shopping. Many performing artists show up throughout the day and evening and it is always enjoyable -- safe for families with children. So many restaurants to choose from -- including familiar chain restaurants. Be brave and try new things. Enjoy the Farmer's Market on weekends.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to catch dinner and walk a bit. Many, many nice restaurants and fun bars close. Also easy to find nice hotels close by if you want a simple romantic overnight. Husbands this is your ticket to a happy wife...

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With Southern California's beautiful weather it's nice to be outside enjoying the sunshine and Santa Monica's Third Street promenade is one of those places where one can combine being outside with shopping or even a meal at a table under the sun. There are tall palms and other beautiful plants to see while the occasional street performers enliven the scene.... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a big tourist spot the is a fun thing to do if you are in the area. The farmers market is very nice - Wednesdays. Lots of stores and restaurants. Performers are sprinkled in the middle of the promenade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually end up here about once a week and always enjoy this outdoor shopping mall. Weekends see lots of people and there are so many shops and restaurants to choose from, everyone should find something they like.

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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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