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Third Street Promenade

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  • Santa Monica
  • Pedestrian Mall

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Stretch your legs along this pedestrians-only three-block stretch of 3rd Street, close to the Pacific, lined with jacaranda trees, ivy-topiary dinosaur fountains, strings of lights, and branches of nearly every major U.S. retail chain. Outdoor cafés, street vendors, movie theaters, and a rich nightlife make this a main gathering spot for locals, visitors, street musicians, and performance artists. Plan a night just to take it all in or take an afternoon for a long people-watching stroll. There's plenty of parking in city structures on the streets flanking the promenade. Santa Monica Place, at the south end of the promenade, is a sleek outdoor mall and foodie haven. Its three stories are home to Bloomingdale's, Louis Vuitton, Coach, and other upscale retailers. Don't miss the ocean views from the rooftop food court.

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Third St., between Colorado and Wilshire Blvds., Santa Monica, California, 90403, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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