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“great shopping”(69 reviews)
“homeless people”(94 reviews)
“chain stores”(56 reviews)
Seven straight miles of shops.
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State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems strange to review an underpass but it does the job connecting lower State Street and access to the wharf and beaches and the other part of State Street. During the day it is fine; at night it has its share of homeless and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very nice area with lots of boutique shopping and restaurants. There are some other stores H&M, Marshalls, if you are not into boutiques.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MTH625
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I thought it odd to find an underpass as an attraction but, since I used it over 30 times during my two-week stay here in January-February, I certainly feel qualified to review it! I had to walk from the harbor/wharf area up State Street and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 792laurencer
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Was walking from beach up to restaurant/shop area and was surprised by the design of the overpass. Obviously good planning for a busy traffic area of the city. Was especially nice because it started raining during our walk. Lots of interesting shops on either side....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed January 26, 2019

It is rather odd to review an underpass but I used it so...it works. Traffic in this part of Santa Barbara used to be horrendous. The underpass has helped that situation. I hesitated in using the underpass because I was not sure how safe it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phh26541
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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 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
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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
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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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