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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone Number: 8059621311
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Not so walkable State Street depending on the time of day

An upscale shopping enclave in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Upper-income visitors will find this area pleasing to the palate and to the shopper, but ask yourself how you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An upscale shopping enclave in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Upper-income visitors will find this area pleasing to the palate and to the shopper, but ask yourself how you will get the item home before you buy something here. European-style shopping plazas, but minus the fountains due to the California drought make it seem kind of strange to be... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It happens to be where most of the shopping and restaurants are located, but nothing special; designed to remove money from your wallet....quite a few pan handlers with some on the aggressive side (and we are used to panhandlers). Some good restaurants to enjoy; we would not recommend avoiding the area but it should not be the focus of your... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the vibe on state street. Definitely a place to visit while one is in the area. Lots of restaurants to choose from and nice to just sit and watch people or walk.

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Agana, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stroll around the street is a must when you go to Santa Barbara. Do visit the stores, they have national brand but also unique stores. My favorite has got to be Plum Goods, a unique gift store near Forever 21.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

State Street in SB is a blast! Especially when the street closes for a Farmer's Market with fresh local food and entertainment! At the top of State St, there's a beautiful outdoor mall with Nieman Marcus and upscale boutiques... Further down there are the funky Vintage stores and Surf shops. Don't miss The Little Rainbow Foot Spa at the very... More 

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not what I expected. Multiple homeless people talking to themselves. Very bohemian atmosphere. Not very trendy. Not for people older than 30.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

State Street is a wonderful mix of great restaurants, wine tasting, name brand, designer, antique and local artist boutique shops! My husband and I took the Amtrak train from Orange County to Santa Barbara for our getaway anniversary long weekend. We arrived calm and relaxed minus the L.A. traffic jams! The weather, shopping and food were awesome and I don't... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spend a whole day walking around and just enjoying the plethora of restaurants. So many things to do on this street!

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fun place to people watch, shop, and eat outdoors in cafes. The shops range from very reasonable to expensive. Lots of variety of stores and merchandise. Friendly store clerks. Huge variety of places to eat.

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Morristown NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First full day in Santa Barbara we got in the rental car and found State Street. Everything you want - excellent restaurants, coffee shops, shopping (Macy's, Nordstrom, American Outfitters, Old Navy - my wife hit them all. Just a cool place, lots of young people. If you're here for a few days, find a parking spot (which can be hard)... More 

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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone Number: 8059621311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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