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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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Nice shopping area

This area has changed so much over the years but it still offers a great place to shop with a family atmosphere and tons of things to look at. We went with young kids and they... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area has changed so much over the years but it still offers a great place to shop with a family atmosphere and tons of things to look at. We went with young kids and they weren't bored at all. With the street performers, food options and water attractions it kept the little ones busy and free to run around.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like shopping at all the key brands you will not be disappointed. While the "outdoor" mall is the centre of the retail action there is a "grid" of streets providing even more retail therapy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it a lot because the shops, fun and food options are endless! You can't go to LA without visiting this street

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to visit on a sunny day so it was a delight to walk around and do some shopping. There's an abundant of shops and small kiosks for tourists. Yes, you can find the shops here in other places/malls but the outdoor setting is a good change, especially during a sunny day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wandered up and down and into shops along the promenade, nice variety of shops and restaurants, beautiful inner city pedestrian area!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a walk down the promenade expecting unique, even kitschy shops. It's nothing more than large chain stores with a shopping mall at the south end.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is always something happening along third st promenade with lots of great food and drink places to sit and enjoy the people watching it live music from a busker.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a nice day, you can stroll around the promenade to take in some sun while you shop. There are plenty of restaurants there, so you can have lunch or dinner there as well. And you can also stroll to the Santa Monica Pier nearby and make a afternoon of it. It's pretty kid friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this area - good shops and nice to not have traffic right outside the door of each shop. Wish we left more time for this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Third Street Promenade i Santa Monica is an iconic place LA - It's always an important part to drop by when in LA and just take a walk up and down the street. The shops are almost the same as everywhere else but you don't find that special atmosphere anywhere else i LA.

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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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