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Third Street Promenade

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Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-393-8355
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (226 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (95 reviews)
“chain stores” (70 reviews)
Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-393-8355
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're looking for good eats and tons of shopping, this is the place for you! Only a few blocks from the ocean, you can enjoy this hidden gem.

Thank Meghan J
Reviewed yesterday

This is a pedestrian outdoor mall. There are lots of shops, good restaurants, bars and coffee shops! there are many parking garages nearby on 2nd street to park vehicles. It is also within walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier! Great place to spend an...More

Thank ADM12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The promenade remains a nice street for a stroll, but chain stores have replaced independent businesses and some blocks feel like they've seen better days. There is a strong smell of urine along the way (uck!) which made me wish they'd hose the streets down...More

Thank BetsyHK
Reviewed 2 days ago

3rd Street is perfect if you want to go shopping and have a bite to eat. It is also always filled with people. There are some random excellent performers that sing or dance. I always enjoy myself here. And in case you want to buy...More

Thank MNicoleS375
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this shopping area very much twice on the same trip because one got to stroll and enjoy the beautiful maritime weather in the beach city of Santa Monica while window shopping with my teen daughter. Of course we stopped in on Nordstrom's, Brandy Melville,...More

Thank MGN777
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live in LA and go down to 3rd Street at least once a month. In addition to nice, cool weather in the summer, it's one of the only places in LA outside of a mall where you can walk around, shop, eat at a...More

Thank naynee42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great shooing destination in Santa Monica. 3rd street is a classic blend of restaurants, retail and homegrown entertainment.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are many nice shops and restaurants here but the beggars are bothersome, many of them screaming obscenities and some of them giving speeches or singing into microphones.

Thank SoonerSteve
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's great that the street has been blocked for cars, but don't expect a variety of interesting shops. The three-story mall area is nice, with good views of the ocean and pier.

Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Promenade is a big tourist destination and can get a little crowded at times. It's a nice spot for a stroll, but can get a little gritty. Too many of the shops are big retail chains that have lost their soul, but there are...More

Thank Dollyamas
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
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Rachel G
June 14, 2017|
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Response from blumphotography | Reviewed this property |
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
I saw water bowls outside and lots of small dogs so on the walk/street I'd say yes. However in the stores it's probably a store by store decision.
December 26, 2016|
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Response from 810alia | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the promenade itself but you probably can fine in the nearby clubs or pubs, i know about the Britannia Pub at California State route 2, one block from 3rd street, they had a great Burlesque show but it is... More