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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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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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Fun Shopping District

There are several stores to shop at to include an Apple Store. Restaurants also line this area. Section is pedestrian only traffic, with crosswalks at the major intersections... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justin B
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several stores to shop at to include an Apple Store. Restaurants also line this area. Section is pedestrian only traffic, with crosswalks at the major intersections. There are loads of street performers on any given day. Fun time to shop or window shop while people watching and enjoying the sun. I frequent this area often due to where... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good shopping environment as pedestrianised . Gehry Santa Monica Place is not the Guggenheim or Disney Auditorium. Plenty of coffee shops and cheap eats. Montana Ave is a short walk away.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful shopping area. Lots of fun food, yogurt and clothing stores. Although must point out no unusual stores- mostly just chain stores.

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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outdoor mall, with all the typical mall stores and some interesting places to eat. There are a number of employees who's job is to help shoppers or tourists find their way around the promenade. It is a short walk from the beach and the metro stop.

Calgary , AB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice shopping area - with some stores you don't find elsewhere (like AllSaints). Walked there from hotel (Le Meridien Delfina) and took the free Santa Monica shuttle service back.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of stores and restaurants to sit down and eat. We went on a cool day, the human traffic was okay. Starbucks was overcrowded so we skipped it. Read reviews that restaurants here had a wait time so we walked some 10 minutes out to Cassia, which was great!

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So easy to get around and a great variety of shops and restaurants. Also a lot of street performers to look at.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically a large outdoor shopping mall / pedestrian street. Lots of chain stores (Gap, Brandy Melville, etc.) but it's a nice enough stroll. It was fun to go into the Tesla store and look at these amazing cars up close.

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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is street is like 10 minutes or less walking from the pier. It is not too long street, you can walk one side for 20 minutes. There are a lot of shops and restaurants. There are also street performers and there is no cars in the street, only for pedestrians. You have to take a walk there once you... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time you must go to the 3rd Street Promenade. Weekends are great, plan to spend the day or half day. You will see puppet shows, singers, dancers, variety of things going ok on and always changing. Great place to walk and window shop. Good selection of places to eat.

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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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