Pedestrian-Only Street for Shopping, Sipping Coffee, and People Watching
Santa Monica is a top tourist destination for many people visiting Los Angeles, because of the beaches and the Santa Monica Pier, but also because of 3rd Street Promenade. On 3rd Street Promenade, which is a open-air and pedestrian-only shopping esplanade, locals and tourists flock to the clothing shops, coffee shops, bookstore, movie theater, toy stores, specialty boutiques, and shoe stores.
Enjoy 3rd Street Promenade from Morning to Night
Visitors to 3rd Street Promenade also gather to watch street performers who pay to entertain the crowds. These performers sing, dance, do magic tricks, and put on a variety of performances that draw people to the Promenade specifically to see them. The weather in Santa Monica is usually nice, so visiting 3rd Street Promenade is a great way to take in fresh ocean air, sunshine during the many sunny days in Los Angeles, and stars and marine fog on lovely Los Angeles nights.
After a walk on 3rd Street Promenade, consider taking a stroll or bike ride to nearby Venice Beach.