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Address: State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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+1 805-962-1311

Seven straight miles of shops.

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Helen and I had a lovely wander along State Street. It suited us down to the ground with a smashing collection of shops and coffee shops. A "must do" for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Helen and I had a lovely wander along State Street. It suited us down to the ground with a smashing collection of shops and coffee shops. A "must do" for us.

Thank Mike L
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a super duper long street. On one of my trips to Santa Barbara I realised the Street starts from the ocean front and ends somewhere very near where Williams Sonoma is located. I went to Williams Sonoma that day! Very nice quaint buildings with a mixture of businesses along State Street. It is best to walk to enjoy... More 

Thank amtel02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's the downtown of SB with nice shops, restaurants and lots of fun. You must troll this street when here.

Thank Mihaela C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

State street is a fun place to hang out and I have been many times. There is plenty to do on the street and nearby. I'm not a huge shopper but there are lots of stores, too. Fiesta is fun. My only complaint is the bars charge covers and have exorbitant drink prices, definitely pack a flask if you can... More 

Thank Caribbean W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best place to people watch in Santa Barbara, plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Really pedestrian friendly too. Even better at festival time.

Thank wnn670
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice walking friendly city. Cross walks everywhere and pedestrians have the right away. Also bike friendly with bike lanes. Many businesses on both sides of the street which has a sunny side for cool days and shady side for hot days. Many restaurants to choose from serving outdoors & inside. There are a few out shoots off of... More 

Thank Nancy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much great shopping here! Many different things to eat and see here that are very unique to just this area. A must see in Santa Barbara.

Thank Sarah B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wether you're at Starbucks having a cup og coffee or just sitting at one of the millions of benches on the sidewalk, there's lots and lots to see. The combination of hippies, tourists, upperclass, students, skaters (even though it's prohibited) and all the other personalities passing by is just amazing... Even we went in a quiet season it was entertaining... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State Street is the main shopping/dining street in downtown Santa Barbara. There is a variety of chain and local shops, souvenir shops and cafes/restaurants. It's beautifully decorated for the holidays and shops stay open after dark. It's several blocks of cute shops, and nice for people watching.

Thank Travel_Bug81
Turlock, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every 1st Thursday they have an Art Walk. We were able to go to a museum for free and they had music entertainment. The street had lots of great shops and nice places to eat. We went at night so some of the stores were closed.

Thank Tcard2013

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