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State Street

Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Seven straight miles of shops.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A good mix of the predictable shops with local establishments as well. We enjoyed the people watching as well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Plan to spend a full day exploring this area - great vintage fashion shopping in addition to the usual, and lots of hidden gems in the alleyways and streets behind. Highly recommend happy hour at La Arcada Bistro and happy hour at Cafe Azul on Santa Barbara St for authentic Mexican food and amazing hospitality.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

State street is the heart of Santa Barbara. Something for everyone...restaurants of all flavors, historical walks, shopping, art galleries, street performers, and a straight shot to Stearn's Wharf. You can spend a full day here and in the walkable area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sadly there was a poor surge affecting some stores so not able to look around Macy's for example. A quiet wander was just what I needed. Found an ace book shop and the Museum of Art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

state street has it all. Resturants bars stores ice cream. Mostly adult things you can walk or ride the jitney for a small fee

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An afternoon wander down State Street is a wander through the heart of Santa Barbara. Amidst the shops and restaurants are courtyards and plazas winding through. "Lower State" will entertain the twenty-somethings with many clubs and bars to choose from. Paseo Nuevo will delight the shoppers. Walk to the very foot of State Street where it meets the ocean and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decent shopping and average restaurants. Most restaurants on the lower half of State cater to tourists. The best food in SB is located on State and Victoria areas. Parking is always a deal being free in the numerous lots for the first 75 minutes then $2 an hour after.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have not been to Spain, there's a long winding version of LA's 3rd Street promenade called La Rumbla. State Street is a Ritz Carlton version of La Rumbla with great bars & restaurants. It's much more fun to venture through State Street at night. Plan on hitting Jim Joyce's for drinks and any restaurant that fits your passion.... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the main drag in SB. Food, Shopping etc. Be sure to check out Petro's Greek Restaurant. Great food.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

... they do things better than in LA. State Street in Santa Barbara is great for a short stroll, or a long one. Great shopping, ranging from eclectic shops to mainstream stores, great restaurants and cafes. It's southern California at its best.

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