30-square blocks and over 550 businesses make Downtown Santa Monica the place to be! Downtown Santa Monica is a popular Southern California coastal destination, minutes from Pacific Ocean beaches. The world-famous Third Street Promenade is known for its weekly farmers’ markets, fabulous dining (many al fresco), shopping, and entertaining street performers. Here you'll find hundreds of reasons to explore this urban beach community. Find your place under the sun. This is everyone's downtown!
Third Street Promenade is the vibrant city center for the oceanside community of Santa Monica, populated by hundreds of restaurants and retailers of personal accessories, clothing and home furnishings, along with art galleries and entertainment venues. Fitting with its health and wellness reputation, the area also is home to many gyms, spas and yoga studios. Downtown Santa Monica is a busy hub that successfully mixes personal residences among shop and office space, as well as the all-new Santa Monica Place shopping center. Don’t miss this West Coast gem in your Southern California travels.
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Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade offers 30-square blocks filled with world-class shopping and an array of retail stores just steps away from the Pacific Ocean.
Adjacent to the Promenade is the all-new Santa Monica Place. This additional shopping destination features a wide variety of luxury retailers, where shoppers will find everything they might need for a day at the beach or an elegant evening out in Santa Monica!
Visit downtownsm.com/shopping for a complete list of Downtown Santa Monica stores.
The flavors of the world are found in Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade. Visitors will find fabulous dining options, many of them al fresco, all located just minutes from the beach.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, enjoy the flavors of fresh produce at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade.
The newly opened Santa Monica Place offers a fine selection of world-renowned restaurants at the third-level outdoor Dining Deck, which boasts top-notch views of the Ocean and Promenade. The Market at Santa Monica Place offers a fine selection of purveyors of artisanal eats.
Visit downtownsm.com/dining for a complete list of Downtown Santa Monica dining choices.
Besides great shopping and dining, Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade have many entertainment attractions. Downtown Santa Monica offers several venues for live theater and magic, as well as movie theaters showing first-run, independent and foreign films. Other draws in the area include art galleries, fitness centers, spas and yoga studios. One of the biggest entertainment draws of the Third Street Promenade is its unique and eclectic mix of street artists and performers and special events held throughout the year.
Visit downtownsm.com/entertainment for a complete list of Downtown Santa Monica entertainment choices.