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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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Great for walking and shopping

There are so many shops/stores, restaurants and coffee shops it's difficult to choose. You can go from the typical tourist shops to higher end REI and Nordstrom. Restaurants... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many shops/stores, restaurants and coffee shops it's difficult to choose. You can go from the typical tourist shops to higher end REI and Nordstrom. Restaurants range from burger joints to French, Italian and contemporary. One very appealing thing for walkers - you don't have to wait long for the traffic/walk lights to change and skate boarders are... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

State Street has every store you can think of in smaller scale plus some cute small local shops. I would definitely come back to explore more.

Thank Natalie R
Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our visit, we walked from Sterns Wharf, up State Street to Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center. The first half of the trip is sadly either closed or hidden under large construction scaffolding. A number of places were closed saying 'we moved down the street'. I'd suggest starting your visit near the first Starbucks at State and Cota. Walk your way... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice street that is spoilt by the amount of begging going on. This undoubtedly stopped us going in some shops and must be causing the shop keepers to lose business, It is actually a pleasant walk just on its own, the area is quite lively and gives the impression of wanting to entice you in to the different establishments.... More 

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

State Street in Santa Barbara has definitely seen better days. In addition to some mainstream stores, State Street boasts a large number of bars, Mexican restaurants, and empty storefronts. And that's what is so amazing, or rather depressing. It just isn't fun to walk up and down the street. It's sad.

Thank YayaShare
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the heart of downtown. Lots of nice shops and restaurants. Walking distance to pier, courthouse and many restaurants. Shuttle. Farmers market.

Thank Frederick R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk or bicycle State Street so that you have time to admire the collection of buildings and enjoy the people watching.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent trip to CA and old haunts was very disappointing, starting with State street, there used to be side walk cafes, small shops lining the street, people having a grand time, now the "street" is overbuilt with high-end clothing stores (aka Beverly Hills style), the cafes are gone, and so is the friendly sunny day atmosphere, and oh yes,... More 

Thank Fred V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming and inviting main street of Santa Barbara is a real destination. There are many shops, coffee shops, cafes, bakeries and excellent restaurants within just a few blocks of each other. Flowering bushes, tropical plants and palm trees decorate the sidewalks at random intervals. Just off of State Street there are more inviting walkways that lead to more shops,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just follow the red tiles and you will see everything worth while seeing in this nice little town. Easy to park!

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