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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Many interesting things !

We walked State Street from Mission St. to the Highway 101 and really enjoyed the time we spent there . It is nicely decorated with flowers , trees , original lampposts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We walked State Street from Mission St. to the Highway 101 and really enjoyed the time we spent there . It is nicely decorated with flowers , trees , original lampposts , sculptures , benches ... There are numerous shops , restaurants and most of the major points of interest of Santa Barbara are near by !

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Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good restaurants abound and is well lit with people everywhere. Shops are mainly chains but still nice. Many homeless, most of which are no big deal but we did see a few yelling at tourists....

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Essentially the main street in Santa Barbara, has a lot of stores, ice cream and cafes to eat (esp. Anderson's very yummy Danish pastries). Parking may be a bit difficult but you can usually find in the side streets and there are parking structures with free 75 minute parking ($1.50 every hour after) so not bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful street to stroll down. Something for everyone -- unique pottery shops, clothing, coffee shops, ice cream, and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

State Street is Santa Barbara's main street. There are many small and unique shops and restaurants to visit.

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los
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

How can you not like walking down past Sur La Table, Macy's, Nordstrom's, H&M, Abercrombie and Fitch, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, etc. etc. Very pleasant. Unless, that is, you live in most cities that have Sur La Table, Macy's, Nordstrom's, H&M, Abercrombie and Fitch, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, etcl. etc.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

lots of cafes, restaurants. Interesting and busy. On the Sunday that we were there, it was closed to traffic due to a vintage car day, great fun. Lots of exciting cars to see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes for shopping here but the places on the street nearest the sea were pretty awful. Improves as you walk up the hill. Best bargains at Macy's. It must have been a slow day for them as we managed to get 60% off everything we bought just by asking!!

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I love shopping, walking, and eating on State Street. You can park in one of the many public parking lots, and walk to great restaurants and shopping.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A place for people, family, to hang around, there are restaurants, very nice and upscale shops. Well maintained and looks very nice...

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