People walking along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 14 2024

Vibrant Outdoor Shopping and Entertainment Destination.

Address: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States

People walking along the shops and restaurants of Third Street Promenade at night, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Third Street Promenade is top visit for great food, shopping and entertainment.
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💲 Free to visit

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Third Street Promenade?

Found in the heart of Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade is an open-air shopping district filled with shops, restaurants, and street performers, just a few blocks from the beach.

Why should I visit Third Street Promenade?

This pedestrian-only boulevard offers a unique shopping experience with a mix of major brands, local boutiques, outdoor dining, and live performances, all under the California sun.

What are the opening hours at Third Street Promenade?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday - Open 24 hours

Friday - Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday - Open 24 hours

Closures and holidays

The Promenade itself is open 24/7, although store and restaurant hours will vary.

Make sure to check out the official website, or specific store websites, ahead of visiting.

Aerial view of the beach, with people on the shore and waves crashing
After a spot of retail therapy, relax on the famous Santa Monica Beach.

Where should I park when visiting Third Street Promenade?

There are many public parking garages available nearby, offering the first 90 minutes free.

Is Third Street Promenade accessible by public transportation?

Third Street Promenade is easily accessible by public transport.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and the Metro E Line (Expo Line) providing east access.

When is the best time to visit Third Street Promenade?

Weekday mornings are less crowded, but evening visits offer lively nightlife and entertainment.

What are the best things to see near Third Street Promenade?

There are plenty of great places close to Third Street Promenade to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Santa Monica Pier - Enjoy family-friendly rides, games, and ocean views.
  • Santa Monica Beach - Relax or play at one of California's most famous beaches.
  • Palisades Park - Offers stunning ocean vistas and walking paths.
  • Santa Monica Place - Upscale shopping mall located at the south end of the Promenade.
People looking at the ocean view from Palisades Park, Santa Monica, on a sunny day
Take a break at Palisades Park.
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Common questions about Third Street Promenade

Third Street Promenade is not just a dining and entertaining hotspot, but also a popular filming location for movies and TV shows. Here is what else you can expect to find here.

Is Third Street Promenade accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Third Street Promenade is easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Is Third Street Promenade free to enter?

✔️ Yes, Third Street Promenade is a public space free for everyone to enjoy.

Is Third Street Promenade pet-friendly?

✔️ Pets are welcome along Third Street Promenade, though some stores may have restrictions.

Is Third Street Promenade child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, with family-friendly stores and entertainment options at Third Street Promenade.

Is Third Street Promenade a year-round attraction?

✔️ Absolutely, Third Street Promenade is open throughout the year.

Are refreshments available at Third Street Promenade?

✔️ A wide variety of dining options at Third Street Promenade.

Are there restrooms at Third Street Promenade?

✔️ Public restrooms are located throughout Third Street Promenade.

What else is useful to know before I visit Third Street Promenade

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you'll likely do a lot of walking.

Don't miss the street performers who add a unique charm to your visit!

A street musician performing on the Third Street Promenade.
Check out the different street performers as you stroll down Third Street Promenade.
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Where to stay near Third Street Promenade

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to visiting Third Street Promenade. Here are our favorites.

  • Arroyo Vista Inn - A delightful Bed & Breakfast, charming, historic, and with stunning mountain views from many of the rooms and outdoor terrace.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.