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State Street

State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Ranked #13 of 69 attractions in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives
Activities: Shopping
Description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very like a village; lots of Spanish tile, trees, charming shops. Some small but tasty eateries there and on the side streets. Some people who hang around there don't realize that the 60's are over; long over but not a problem.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great range of shops which extends right up the street and down to the sidestreets. But the homeless and the smell of urine let this great shopping place down.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Whole family enjoyed all the energy, shops, coffee, and people-watching. Easy parking. Wear comfortable shoes!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We loved strolling down State street and looking in all of the shops. The area really reminded us of some of the areas that we've visited in Europe.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Whether you like to shop or enjoy a great lunch or dinner, this is the place to go. There are many upscale shops as well as resale shops along the four-five blocks of stores and restaurants. Some of the major department stores are also located in a small mall area that is within this shopping district, which doesn't have that... More

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Hemet, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

State Street is a great place to stroll if you like places that are bustling with energetic people. I love just walking and window shopping. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from to take a break. If you make to the south end, there's a beach and a pier. No shortage of things to do or people... More

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Sonoma, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is shopper's heaven, without the mall scene. The stores and restaurants are beautifully laid out with an open-air Spanish theme. Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating, so you can enjoy the sunshine and poeple-watch while you relax. Watch out for skate-boarders, though - some of them are crazy, and don't care if they are zooming through areas where... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the best spots to wander and enjoy the atmosphere. Many shopping selections from chain stores to boutiques. Great food selections as well. Be sure to take in the side avenues for strolling as you just don't know what you will find. Best parking is just off the street but remember where you parked. Watch for business... More

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San Gabriel Valley, So. California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lots of shops & restaurants of all kinds, lovely way to spend a beautiful summer day in Santa Barbara!

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There's loads here. Most big names and lots of local stuff too. Plenty of eateries and nice places to stop. A great walk in the sunshine if you just want to view. Plenty of special offers in shops and restaurants. Just a lovely place to spend some time (& money if you have it!).

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