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State Street

Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Ranked #24 of 144 Activities in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Oxnard, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

there are so many shops and great places to eat. Such a wide variety of places to eat and everyone are so friendly

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Sugar Land, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our firm had a scavenger hunt, with clues up and down State Street. So unique, when I return to SB, will walk this street again. Lots of shopping, restaurants, and of course, people watching (one is in California for sure!). We stopped at Joe's Cafe along the way. Strongest drinks in town, so this might give you a lift. Wide... More 

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Los Angeles
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283 reviews 283 reviews
236 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went down State Street on a Sunday. There were SO many pedestrians it backed up the street. Parking is free on Sunday on the street but there was no where. We parked in a lot where the first 75 minutes were free. We went to the art museum. Before, we walked on a tour all over State Street. All... More 

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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A most interesting collection of shops, galleries and eateries. Something for everyone! Easy parking or public transportation make it very simple to get there.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Downtown Santa Barbara is a delight to visit and State Street is its beautiful tree-lined focal point. We like to leave the car at W. Victoria Street car park, as it's located at the top end of the shops. We can then stroll the 8 blocks or so down State Street, heading towards the beach, and back up the other... More 

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Chino Hills
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I liked the small shops, everyone was so friendly. Disliked seeing so many homeless people. One woman was very verbal and threatened to call the police if we got next to her belongings.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

State Street is Santa Barbara's Main retail Blvd. Lots of shopping and many, many great restaurants, the Museum of Art, Arlington theater ,etc. State street is actually miles long and takes you to SB's major shopping centers.

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Montréal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

we had lunch on this street 20 years ago when we did the Pacific Coast Tour and our memory of State Street brought us back to the area. The street has only improved. It is well-maintained and charming. The stores, the palms, the vegetation....great spot

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Santa Barbara is so lovely. It's clean smart and upscale. The people are friendly and polite. The marina is nice. It's generally a very calm place a breath of fresh air compared to the UK..............

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Houston, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you are in Santa Barbara this is a must. Walk the whole street to the beach and back. There are so many great restaurants, shops and bars. Take you time and stop at many of them!

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