State Street Underpass
State Street Underpass
4.5
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Seven straight miles of shops.
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Jerome W
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
It’s an underpass. The city is beautiful, but this is just a piece of the freeway.

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Written 29 March 2023
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Dee
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
State street is a must to bike to easily see it all. Stores and restaurants galore. We biked it at 10 am and watched it slowly come alive. Make sure to go see the oldest fig tree in the country.
Written 20 September 2022
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Claudia B
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
State street stinks (from the underpass to Victoria St - about 10 blocks). It became a big open-air urinal. Homeless everywhere. Not sure how visitors can handle the bad smell while eating outdoors. Not sure how restaurants and shops owners can handle that either. It seems like locals don’t care about it.
Nothing special about the underpass. It’s narrow. I wouldn’t walk there in the evening. It doesn’t seem safe.
Written 9 June 2022
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,135 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We stayed at a Airbnb 3 blocks from State Street and we were so glad we did. They have blocked the street off to traffic and have turned it into a festive environment. Lots of great restaurants and bars, music, bike riders, great variety of retail stores, friendly people, beautiful old theaters, magical Spanish architecture, walkable and easy stroll to the beach. We had a very enjoyable 3 day visit. Next visit we will bring our bikes.
Written 14 April 2022
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,457 contributions
Nov 2021
Its a road that goes under the highway. It takes you from the wharf area to the main downtown area. That is it.
Written 28 November 2021
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Leon G
Anthem, AZ1,461 contributions
May 2021
Not much to say about an underpass. It takes you under-the-pass. Solid construction. Wet. There’s an echo.
Written 7 May 2021
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LightPacker786951
3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
State street is very different than it used to be! It's getting over run with homeless. You have these high end lovely shops but with numerous homeless right outside their doors. It's changed so much. My son and I even witnessed a homeless threatening another homeless with a knife. It's sad that the city of Santa Barbara is letting this happen.
Written 25 March 2021
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arizona-mark
verde valley734 contributions
Oct 2020
this place gets more and more scuzzy every time i walk down here. i won't walk down here at night anymore.
Written 21 October 2020
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kaj20
Murrieta, CA1,036 contributions
Oct 2020
It is a nice walk in a very pretty city. The upper part of State St. is closed off to traffic so restaurants can have lots of outdoor dining. We enjoyed that section.
Written 20 October 2020
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,074 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
It is nice to have a walk at the streets where there are a lot of shops and restaurants on both sides. Nothing much.
Written 4 August 2020
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