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State Street

State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Ranked #13 of 71 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 Osos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I loved the diversity of the population. Though many large chain stores run along State nowadays, there are still many smaller shops and plenty of brick and stone alleyways to explore. fabulous outdoor dining and coffee shops abound. Totally fun!

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Would be a nice tourist street but for the unfortunate number of homeless people living and begging on the street. Certainly a difficult issue to address in many cities!

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A visit to Santa Barbara is not complete unless you walk up and down state street. It is the main street in the city and a place with interesting shops and restaurants.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We parked the car and spent hours walking around shopping, checking out menus, seeing street entertainers, went to see movies and found local people that were warm, friendly and willing to make recommendations or provide directions to local sites.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Everything is on this street. Its lined with trees so you dont have to worry about getting hot while walking. There are many restaurants and eateries to stop at if hungry and if you want to shop there 's plenty of stores there too.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

state street is listed among 30 great places in America. also one of 10great streets in America. state street is close to the ocean,has historic architectural style. has quality shops, great restaurants and good bars, and its got a really good feel to it. state street has low-rise buildings and the Spanish, Mexican feel. a walk up and down at... More

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Santa Clarita, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

DW and I love State St. We try to visit 6 to 7 times a year just to walk up and down the street, eat at one of the many unique restaurants, and just listen to the variety of street musicians playing on the corners.

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tokyo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We walked up from the pier and took the trolly back down. a nice walk, but you do get the feeling that its about 50/50 between homeless and tourists.. I would guess not a lot of locals find it usefull to shop on state street...

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Los Angeles, California
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279 reviews 279 reviews
52 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is so much to see and do on State Street. Lots of food choices of all different price ranges. Plus little shops to check out and visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ahhh Santa Barbara......what a lovely destination. Took the 2.5 Hr train from Los Angeles and spent a delightful day in Santa Barbara. State Street is something to behold with over 450 restaurants and eclectic shops in between the restaurants. The local residents were very pleasant and all possessed the demeanor of people who really enjoy where they are. Stayed at... More

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