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State Street, Santa Barbara

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One of the favorite areas among over 11 km (7 mi) of shopping streets in Santa Barbara is the charming cobblestoned State Street. This tree-lined stretch of road features fashionable boutiques and specialty stores at La Arcadia, along with larger stores, restaurants, and bakeries. Window-shop with coffee in hand, meet friends for lunch, or step inside the numerous shops to indulge in some serious shopping. You'll also find plenty of historical sites and galleries to explore in the area, as it is in the heart of the city. Arrange your visit to State Street and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santa Barbara using our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner .
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  • In Santa Barbara , this is where one would love to come again and again The night life was bustling with eateries of al varieties , lovely interesting shops, even the lively shopping malls.. the whole...  more »
  • We had an entire afternoon in this area, so we walked along the entire street. Great sightseeing, and people watching. We entered almost all the stores, most stores were welcoming, even the high end o...  more »
  • In two years, State street a gaping empty retail premises and homeless who take the street out in the evening. There was not a trace of at our last visit two years ago. A shame then Santa Barbara has been a marvel of neatness and ordentlighet.
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Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
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