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State Street

State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
+1 805-962-1311
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Seven straight miles of shops.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (71 reviews)
“chain stores” (60 reviews)
“movie theaters” (35 reviews)
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State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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+1 805-962-1311
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"great shopping"
in 71 reviews
"chain stores"
in 60 reviews
"movie theaters"
in 35 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 62 reviews
"long street"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful street"
in 23 reviews
"main street"
in 60 reviews
"window shopping"
in 29 reviews
"unique shops"
in 30 reviews
"paseo nuevo"
in 41 reviews
"outdoor mall"
in 25 reviews
"farmers market"
in 60 reviews
"walk up"
in 28 reviews
"art museum"
in 28 reviews
"downtown area"
in 21 reviews
"downtown santa barbara"
in 36 reviews
"nice walk"
in 29 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I remember 20 years this was the place for shopping and eating. Today, half the stores are closed and tons of homeless people all over the place. Sad even the beautiful Macy's store is gone. We heard from store owners that rents are growing up...More

Thank Jose F
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Reviewed yesterday

Once again, the character of State Street is changing. There are now more shops that you might find in a discount mall, and a number of storefronts are vacant. Still this is a great place to walk, shop, watch the crowds, or stop at one...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Convenient trolley provides transportation throughout the day to early evening for .50 per person up and down state street

Thank cresapsd
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Touristy and lots of the normal trappings. Watch for panhandlers who can get a bit aggressive. Unless you’re really into cheap tourist traps, you can skip this.

Thank Fappug55
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the best part of a morning wandering through the State Street area while in Santa Barbara. The parking was relatively easy with a minimal walk to State Street from where we parked. The shopping was good with a good mix of smaller shops...More

Thank Kelvin L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is difficult to go to Santa Barbara without taking an afternoon to walk the blocks of State Street! many shops, art galleries, and places to eat. we wish it was more vibrant and it is sad to see some of the stores closed, but...More

Thank GotBagWillTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable experience to walk around, find a fave coffee shop, and to do some shopping. Very nicely landscaped, even some fountains to enjoy watching.

Thank simivalley1699
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you plan on going to Santa Barbara you must spend enough time on State Street - everything you want - bars, restaurants, shopping, ice cream, people watching, and much more. They close off State Street on Tuesday for Farmers market. Great food!!

1  Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went at the holidays and it was super busy but the weather was so wonderful for this east coast family we didn't mind the slower pace.

Thank janhanbanana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Santa Barbara on our way to Solving and Los Olivos for a wedding. We shopped up and down State Street watching the people enjoy their ice cream, coffee, and treats. The Mariachis were playing up and down the street for this special...More

Thank 650pattyt
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ewright2013
December 19, 2017|
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Response from Roxanne M | Reviewed this property |
My daughter goes to UCSB and they cancelled finals till after the new year _encourage all students to go home about 2 weeks ago, they were wearing face masks at that time and had lits of soot on their cars. But, I belive... More
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normie52
March 11, 2017|
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Response from FishAZ | Reviewed this property |
Best bet would be to take a hop-on, hop-off trolley. Direct, not from the ship, most ship trolley tours are none stop.
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Barbara C
March 1, 2017|
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25 or 50 cent, not sure
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