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Third Street Promenade

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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (240 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (102 reviews)
“chain stores” (74 reviews)
Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-393-8355
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Every time I walk again on third street promenade I feel happy. There are so many things happening here, it is amazing :) Just fabulous ... The shops, the restaurants, everything is just amazing... for me anyway... You cannot go wrong with this place

Thank cristinanedelcu
Reviewed 3 days ago

After going to the Pier and to Venice Beach we walked to this area and was surprised with all the things to do and see! If you are in Santa Monica you must check out this area, such a cute area with great restaurants and...More

Thank Jordan H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved walking around here, so much to take in, however, hard to manage during the heat of the day, closer to twilight is much more interesting and definitely more comfortable. Restaurants, shops, stalls, street performers & loads of colourful people

Thank ChristinaMCGM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lights, street music, shops, people watching, and great food - all in one spot. Not the nostalgic place of mom and pop stores - now it's more mall, less quirky. But the outdoor vibe can't be beat.

Thank dorothyk490
Reviewed 6 days ago

An enjoyable open air shopping experience. Great variety of shops, cafes and restaurants to visit during the day and evening. It was always thriving with life and entertainment. One night people took to the streets for a salsa dance party. So much fun!!

Thank Yolreg
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I recently visited the Prominade with friends. This is a nice little shopping area near the pier in Santa Monica. The shops are nice and the area is very well kept. There are numerous places to eat as well. We enjoyed our...More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice shops that you would find in most any upscale mall anywhere in America. Great for people watching and lots of places to shop, just not a lot of unique or local things to see.

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a child to wonderful street performers and a bustling promenade. Things have changed greatly. Many stores with few performers. Restaurants mingled among the stores. Unless you are there for shopping or dinner it wasn't an evening out. May go back...More

Thank amber1127
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live several blocks from the Promenade, and go there regularly. Great for people watching w/ lots of street performers. A variety of restaurants, from casual to nice sit-downs. PLENTY of places to have a drink. Movie theaters as well. No cars or bicycles allowed,...More

Thank karenmartha
Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd Street Promenade has VARIETY. There are numerous stores, restaurants, vendors, and lots of foot traffic. Everything from live music to yoga class to salsa dancing. Depending on the season, you will see different street performers doing/singing different tunes. The most festive times to come...More

Thank NeoNorth
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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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Maria R
3 November 2017|
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Response from YorkTraveller1962 | Reviewed this property |
There is an on-site parking garage.
Rachel G
15 June 2017|
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Response from Canadauk2012 | Reviewed this property |
Yes most are open to 8 or 10pm
29 March 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.