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“chain stores”(62 reviews)
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Seven straight miles of shops.
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State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
+1 805-962-1311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice stroll to take thru state street, especially since it takes you all the way thru downtown and to Stearns Wharf at the end.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brix510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here for years - it looked a bit run down with chain stores (and not high end ones) - Marshalls, a Off 5th Saks that was going out of business, H&M, etc. I had heard there was an increasing homeless issue on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MsNinaG
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This road let’s Santa Barbara down, closed shops, shops full of cheap tat and a shabby dirty feel about it however there are some nice shops and cafes etc in amongst it all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stainlesteve
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The main drag of Santa Barbara [other than the beach]. Lots of shopping, food and eye candy. Loved the pianos on the corners where people just randomly sit down and play.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeffreyhicken
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Santa Barbara for a gazillion years and I've seen State Street decline over the last few years. I've never seen so many empty storefronts. And the quality of the stores have changed... generally for the worse. The unfortunate departure of Macys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dianacanaday
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is one plce you do not want to miss if you are in Santa Barbara. There are lots of stores, restaurant and unique arts all over the town. During summer they will have pino on the street so people can play...Night life is amazing,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rems-SB
Reviewed November 9, 2018

If you are into shopping this is a great spot to visit some very unique shops, albeit a tad high end but browsing is free. The cheap bus takes you from one end to the other, starting near where the cruise ship tenders dock to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Well known for a variety of interesting shops, State St. offers a bevy of excellent restaurants as well as being conveniently located relatively near the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf. Enjoy strolling along State St- especially on an overcast non- beach day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We took the bus from port to end of state street for 50 cents, great bargain, was given small map to see all The sites while walking back to port as well as stop for great Mexican lunch enroute. Easy walk and so enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lornamat
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

After lunch we went for a walk along state street to ensure our marguerita was gone. This street is quaint with all kinds of places to check out.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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March 1, 2017|
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25 or 50 cent, not sure
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