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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone Number: 8059621311

Seven straight miles of shops.

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State street is stacked out with retail entertainment and dining choices. From clothes to coffee, or chocolate to ice cream. It's all here. By day it's good for a browse and a... read more

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

State street is stacked out with retail entertainment and dining choices. From clothes to coffee, or chocolate to ice cream. It's all here. By day it's good for a browse and a little retail therapy. By night dining choice is endless. The weekends are lively and probably more suited to adults. (We had to distract out young children a few... More 

Thank DaveAFC1
Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very disappointing considering all the hype and great location. Nice little local shops mixed in with national chain stores but nothing very special at all. Pretty good restaurants scattered around but nothing great at all.

Thank Miles R
Murphys, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

State Street is one of those places that has to be experienced to understand. Live music, theater, restaurant and cafes, museum; shopping and people. Loads of interesting people. I always try a new place when I'm here--love the liveliness of the area, and it has a European flavor.

Thank ddavies526
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a charming "main street", with numerous restaurants (many with outside seating), Spanish architecture, and lots of shops. Strolling down State Street is a nice way to savor Santa Barbara, enjoy a good meal, and perhaps even do a little shopping.

Thank Vickie P
Rescue, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

State Street is loaded with shops and cafes. I am not really one to enjoy shopping, but I do like State Street. Interesting people and activity. I love the pianos on some of the street corners where anyone can play. There are some talented musicians in Santa Barbara!

1 Thank travelin_artist
Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you want to get a special trinket at a boutique, grab a bite to eat, shop at an outdoor mall, or browse antique stores, you will love State Street and the cross streets. Allow several hours for this excursion! Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked the entire street up and down in about 2 hours. That was with wandering into shops and having a coffee and pastry. Love lilac patisserie, clothes closet second hand store, art supply store, Santa Barbara museum and shop. There is plenty for everyone. Kid friendly and most unique with pianos at every few corners for anyone to play.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like shopping then this is for you. If you are a husband being dragged along, then get ready for a lot of waitIng! There are electric busses that go around the town and along State Street - $0.50 regular, $0.25 seniors (62 or over) per trip, regardless of length.

Thank Onx23mm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

State Street is unique due to the Spanish Revival Architecture for the final 14 blocks, the fact that it runs straight to the bay, and it still serves as the main street for all of Santa Barbara after all of these years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What shopper doesn't want block after block of cute shops and restaurants? Perfect weather to stroll.between the shops? While we visited, several pianos were outdoors along intervals along the sidewalk. Since my spouse is an excellent pianist, it was fun watching. There are shuttles that run from 10 am to 6 pm from the beach several miles on State Street.... More 

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