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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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Moorpark, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the shops and restaurant choices on State street. We didn't enjoy walking around all of the homeless people. When I gave money to one homeless person a nearby resident made quite a rude comment to me for giving the person money. My daughter felt a bit uncomfortable walking around all of the drunk or drugged homeless. We found... More

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Garland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed just wander in and out of the shops and riding the trolley. There is a good variety of artisan crafts, restaurants and upscale shops.

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Phelan, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops, mostly clothing, but you're bound to find something for any occasion or reason. I love sur le table and The Hat Shop. I buy a hat every visit to SB. A glass a wine outside at dusk is wonderful. Farmer's Market on Tues and Friday afternoon so bring your bags for produce. Very relaxing and easy parking!... More

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Ventura, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My title sums it up. Much to see... many shops to patronise or window shop.. super places to eat.... and just and incredible place to people watch..so many wonderful folks parade the street in a clean and attractive. setting.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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