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Third Street Promenade

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Address: Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-393-8355
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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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Great for shopping, terrible if it's raining though.

My wife and I arrived in the LA got off the plane and drove straight to Santa Monica to visit the third street mall, lots of great shops. Downside it's all outside so on a rainy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I arrived in the LA got off the plane and drove straight to Santa Monica to visit the third street mall, lots of great shops. Downside it's all outside so on a rainy day not so great but we did make the most of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Out door shops crowds fun for all enjoy the shops the vendors the restaurants Santa Monica has a lots of paid parking near by

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking can be a challenge on busy days, but worth it. Shops and restaurants for every taste and budget. Street performers are everywhere. You can catch a movie, people watch and get a drink if shopping isn't your thing. This is one of the places I take out of state visitors. Funky, but safer feeling then Venice which is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of different shops relaxing atmosphere! Easy to wander around. Shops for sport,millions of shoe shops teenagers happy, lots of good options and drinks!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled to Santa Monica as a family with adult children. This was our first day in the US. The kids who are in their 20's enjoyed shopping in the big name brands shops. Lots of choses of places to eat either on this street or up the side streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to feel the Local culture and doing some shopping in the midtime this is the option, faraway from the downtown but so close from the beach, the Street Promenade offers a interesting walking and good restaurants among several fine shops

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great assortment of stores and a great walking tour. lots of street performers to entertain you & plenty of restaurants to sate you. As a local, I only go there for a specific need There are also farmer's markets on wed & sat, very colorful & crowded

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the best outdoor shopping space! relaxing, great stores and a place you could return to over and over again.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is called "Third Street Promenade" because of its location being the third street from the beach or if you will from the Ocean Avenue. Beside "tragically" being over crowded by cars from all over you still can breath the Pacific Ocean clean and crisp air day and night, walking on the beach is a good walk where you can walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Girls will love this joint Shopping everywhere I loved it because of the food an the pier Was pretty busy from 4pm to 10pm

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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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