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“great shopping”(71 reviews)
“chain stores”(60 reviews)
“movie theaters”(35 reviews)
Seven straight miles of shops.
State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
+1 805-962-1311
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Reviewed yesterday

We entertain many visitors to Santa Barbara and over the years State Street is not worth the walk from Haley to Canon Perido. The one exception is on Tuesday afternoon and evening when the local farmer's market displays the unique bounties of the region's agricultural...More

Thank pucksharedtable
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m not a shopper. But when we went to Santa Barbara, State Street is a must visit. We just took a leisure walk from one end to the other. Window shopping, people watching. Nice afternoon. It was a bit disappointing to see many stores went...More

Thank worldwonder805
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There still a few nice blocks. There are so many vacant storefronts. Everything young hip and cool Seems to have migrated to the funk zone. Where wine is plentiful. City is trying to hire a retail consulting expert to bring back to life.

Thank GrahamGriffin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can totally get the Santa Barbara vibe strolling down this street with wine tasting shops, breweries, restaurants, hotels and some retail. All seems endemic to the place...didn’t see any chains or places that are everywhere; nice to see unique character preserved.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 3 days ago

Passed through to get to the fig tree - not a fan of shopping but did find a good ice cream shop here - McConnells - very good.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank cresapsd
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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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20 December 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
12 March 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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2 March 2017|
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25 or 50 cent, not sure
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