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.