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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: +1 310-393-8355

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 selection of stores and restaurants. Good place to shop. Some popular mall stores and some upscale expensive designer stores too. Nice combination.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Carrollton, Ohio
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Carrollton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice selection of stores and restaurants. Good place to shop. Some popular mall stores and some upscale expensive designer stores too. Nice combination.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good and modern concept stores (like Tesla) at street an Christmas ornaments made this visit a unforgettable moment of trip. Good street artists playing songs and restaurants complete the scene!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to go shopping & eat well and have a street entertainment, this is great place. I don't like AC in shopping malls and rather choose this kind of streets, for shopping, on my trips. Be careful, all street is non smoking. Bad for me, good for my health :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to do and see!! Lots of Xmas cheer! Food options for adults and kids. Stopping options for the whole family.

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Absecon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our day on the Promenade. Leisurely walking around, visiting the shops and eateries. Beautiful Weather. Some Entertainers performing. Seating available to just watch the passers by. Great Area!

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North Bend, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty outdoor shopping mall in the middle of downtown. Lots of stores and restaurants to choose from. There are also several movie theaters. Parking facilities nearby - and not horribly expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were on a tour and had time to stop at the beach near here. The locals were friendly and the beach was amazing. There are many local stores to enjoy from with lot of variety. Truly a great location for relaxed and laid-back sunny day. I do recommend visiting the beach. Magnificent

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to stumble upon this gem as we're making our way back to the Santa Monica pier from the Hillstone Restaurant. A great experience with many shops and outdoor entertainment. It's hard not to be in a great mood when visiting here!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for some retail therapy with a good choice of shops. The street is pedestrianised and has a number of cafes and restaurants There is also some interesting street architecture/gardens to amuse and brighten the place up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the morning enjoying the variety of stores, many part of well known chains. The road is pedestrian only, so easy to move about. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Just difficult to find a public restroom.

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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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