Welcome to Downtown Santa Monica, a dynamic urban environment that is home to the world-famous Third Street Promenade and located just steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. We’re delighted you have chosen to visit our website and are confident you will find everything you need to make your visit to Downtown a memorable one.
Downtown Santa Monica offers something for everyone. For the athlete, we have a robust collection of retail stores catering to the hard-core triathlete, as well as the weekend warrior. We are also home to a wide selection of healthy, organic and locally sourced restaurants.
For the teenager, Downtown Santa Monica presents recently renovated movie theatres with the latest amenities, as well as some of the most talented street performers who provide an eclectic mix of entertainment.
For couples out on a date night, there are romantic rooftop lounges, steamy dance clubs and restaurants featuring handcrafted cocktails designed by leading mixologists.
With all that, it’s no wonder that Downtown Santa Monica continues to attract roughly 12 million visitors a year and continues to be the cultural, social and economic heart of the City by the Sea.
Much of the success can be attributed to the Third Street Promenade, one of the most celebrated public spaces in the world. This outdoor pedestrian mall features major retailers, plenty of outdoor dining and entertainment options, cool ocean breezes and abundant sunshine. It even features dinosaurs — dinosaur sculptures, that is. With the reimagination of the Promenade in 1989, Downtown came to life, attracting locals first,