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“great shopping”(71 reviews)
“chain stores”(60 reviews)
“movie theaters”(35 reviews)
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 3 days ago via mobile

State street is a good walk between the pier and the courthouse, Lots of interesting shops, cafes, a very attractive streetscape. Shops don’t seem to open early, but it may have just been off peak season?

Thank Nolsie1
Reviewed 6 days ago

I only walked about 8 blocks from the Pier so maybe I didn't see the highlights of this street. I did see a lot of cool cafes and coffee shops but I didn't see those little beach clothing shops & souvenir stores that you see...More

Thank Cytra K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of shops and restaurants along lower/mid State street. Park and walk down one side, and back along the other. There is something for everyone...!

Thank scuba-chuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think we saw one original or local store here for clothing or shoes. Every major urban center I've been to in California has the same stores. We did finally get to try a McConnell's ice cream and it was delicious. We asked a...More

Thank brockadams
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love shopping and exploring State Street. My get away spot from the mountains to the sea. Great food, great beer, great people...just an overall relaxing place to visit.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

State street has changed over the years. It was a place with stores appealing to elderly wealthy resident. Then in the 70’s many independent an cool stores took a foothold. In the last 15 years or more the chains moved in, the someone’s you see...More

Thank Gerry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

State Street is becoming more and more national brands and less local shops. You actually go to your local mall for the same stores.

Thank Scott4023
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State street is a nice area..it appears a little stressed with some vacant store fronts but overall was enjoyable. Great bike lanes if you want to take it in that way as well.

Thank okatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pretty street is lined with trees but the city authority has only installed a few seats for the weary or over-heating traveller. The street is lined with interesting shops, eateries and cafes. It is blessed with 2 Starbucks which offer free wifi. The Downtown...More

1  Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I rented a bike and rode up State Street and stopped at Alice Keck Memorial Park (beautiful gardens and pond), the Sunken Gardens (both gardens are one block over on Anacapa St), browsed thrift shops, ate at the taco place at the Public Market...More

Thank gr8fish2017
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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.
Barbara C
2 March 2017|
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Response from 464mathildel | Reviewed this property |
25 or 50 cent, not sure
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