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State Street

State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Ranked #14 of 71 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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Petaluma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

There's something for everyone on State Street. it is always fun to shop for gifts for loved ones on vacation, or a sweet treasure to enhance your life and remind you of an interlude you enjoyed.

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nottingham
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Shuttle bus runs up and down State Street at 50cents per person. Macey's good value store. Paseo nuevo shopping mall good as was El Paseo both very different.

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Pasadena, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Tons of shops & restaurants. Very quaint, love the Spanish style architecture throughout Santa Barbara--just beautiful!

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

It's easy to see that strolling down State Street gives the tourist everything you want. Good restaurants, good shopping, in a relatively compact area. Without sounding insensitive, it becomes abundantly clear that there are a large contingency of homeless people in the area. At first I tried to be sympathetic, but I ran into a few that were swearing, and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

State street was an attractive walk. It had a lot of shops if you're interested in shopping. It also had places to eat and get massages, among other things. I didn't see any more homeless people on that street than I've seen in other cities. In fact, it was less than I expected, but there were a few homeless people.

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Phoenix, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

State Street seems to be a magnet for the homeless. We saw homeless people eating out of trashcans as we drove down State Street.

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lots to see and do here. Great shops, and places to sit down for a bite and a glass of wine. When you really want a treat…be sure to stop in SALT for the salt cave experience or just a great massage. (my favorite place on State St)

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Tucson
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was here 20 years ago and enjoyed wandering along state street with all the interesting, elegant, unusual, and unique stores and restaurants. On this visit there were panhandlers, a man sleeping in a raised flower at one corner and so many chain box stores...like all the ones you have where you live or close by. What a disappointment. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really like this street. It's cute, the buildings are historic and uniform, and I love that there are actually some mom and pop businesses around, too. Take a look and walk around!

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San Diego, California
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Great for a casual walk. A lot of antique stores, clothing stores, unique home made shops. Relaxing street with wonderful out door eateries too! Something for everyone. Gets crowded at nite, and a lot of young teens being typical teens especially on a Friday and Saturday nite. You have to go at least once to experience it!

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