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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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A busy place in Santa Barbara.

It is a very busy area. There are many places to eat and different shops. It is a great place to walk around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Arcata. CA.
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Arcata. CA.
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a very busy area. There are many places to eat and different shops. It is a great place to walk around.

Thank Johnoftheredwoods
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

BY DAY: Take the trolley loop up State Street, get off in front of the Granada theater or Art Museum and stroll downhill. State runs north-south so there's a shady side of the street. The foothills are to the east. A block east of the Art Museum is the courthouse (Spanish tile and a free viewing deck on top.) In... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The street is well maintained and walk able. Mostly local spots to eat and drink, a little spendy but that should not be unexpected for Santa Barbara. Tons of people are always out walking. Wonderful way to spend the day

Thank Bryn C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this as a town centre, plenty shops of all varieties, plenty food places, all possible banks etc... Went for a posh ice cream on the sidewalk called Mcconnells Which allows you to watch the world go by whilst munching. Great way to spend an afternoon strolling around enjoying the surprising variety of the high street.

Thank Rob M
Yoxall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a usual downtown area which is vastly enhanced when the farmers market is presence. The main issue they have always had us joining up the state street area from the pier to downtown and under the PCH. Because this area isn't good and you get a lot of homeless around there. There seems to be a lot of... More 

Thank ChrisJane25
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hesitated in giving it a 4 rather than a 3 but it is a nice street with lots to offer. I guess it depends on what you are after. If its food, drinks, shops then its great. We did a bit of walking up and down but as we weren't there to shop we just sat on a bench... More 

Thank Marijana D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice wide, safe street with an endless choice of eateries. Really comes alive at weekends when the young guns hit the bars lower down the street. Up at the top is where corporate lives and not surprisingly there are a number of classy places there. The buildings are generally beautiful to look at in particular a couple of the theatres.... More 

Thank Steve K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seems to be like any part of Californian town. The usual shops from high end brands like Tiffany to the typical touristy ones selling folk Jewellery. The old cinema was very charming and worth a peek

Thank Senyum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely street to walk down. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at shops, restaurants, and people. State Street is clean, safe, and beautiful. There is a mix of chain retailers and local shops.

Thank Lebasi10
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several great places to eat and drink on this street, and a handful of unique shops. But there are far too many junky shops and chain stores to hold my interest for long. Some of the old architecture makes up for the tourist tackiness, though. Be sure to walk through the Paseo.

Thank Pickypickyme2

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