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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Activities: Shopping
Description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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$95*
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Violin Repair Shop on State Street is excellent but closed on Sunday's.

State Street in Santa Barbara downtown is clean, safe, and inviting for families and business meetings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

State Street in Santa Barbara downtown is clean, safe, and inviting for families and business meetings.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Architecture, variety, cafe culture - upscale shopping/dining, casual bars and counter service, plazas and paseos galore. And, no fewer than three Starbucks, a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and even a Peet's for your daily dose. It's a shame that the Granada bookstore closes next month. The trolleys are open-air, frequent and cheap ($0.50/ride, every 15-30 minutes between 9am and... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This street has all the shopping, all the restaurants, all the bars and all a few site seeing spots for everyone. It is pleasant walk. There is always a small boutique to go in and find something new or different. There are expensive stores and stores that you can find a bargain. Plus, you get to people watch.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Shopping you say? There is plenty here. From typical chain stores (although they are disguised from there usual mall appearance) to boutique stores. You will find it all here. Everything is clean and well kept. There is plenty of city parking in the next block. First 75 minutes are free and then $1.50 every hour thereafter. You can't cover it... More 

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Charlottesville, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fun street to explore, especially at night. Beautiful buildings, very clean, lively. People seem to behave well.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

State street is filled with a variety of restaurants, bars, shopping, and cultural experiences from their historical buildings with Spanish style architecture to several different museums. The street leads directly to Stearn's Warf so whether you're a local or a tourist you'll definitely be entertained. My husband and I visited SB just for the weekend and stayed at a hotel... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stayed on State Street. It is a very long street with beautiful houses and lots of cafes and restaurants. We were visiting from Australia.

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Hawthorne, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This area has become the slightly more affluent hipster cousin of Santa Monica and Venice. Lots of the usual chain stores all in one area. There is now a pretty serious gauntlet of transients that take panhandling pretty seriously. Many areas smell like urine, and there is quite the cast of characters roaming around. Such a shame, as this used... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

State street has every type of food, shopping and drinking you could want. From Indian, to Mexican to Thai, to Italian, or Japanese, its all there. There is a shuttle, parking nearby can be tricky, or just walk, so you can see everything.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the wonderful things about Santa Barbara is the very interesting and walkable town center. There are terrific shops and restaurants along with great places to visit - like the Art Museum, the historic buildings, and the library. The State Street and Waterfeont Trolley's are a great way to get around for an incredibly reasonable price.

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