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State Street, Santa Barbara

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Neighborhood Shopping
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. Plan your visit to State Street and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Barbara travel itinerary maker.
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  • State street is a lot of hype and nothing great to see. Just a lot of restaurants and bars and very few stores....apparently there used to be more but due to the popularity of online shopping they are...  more »
  • Did not enjoy this on a recent Sunday night at all, lots of seedy areas, vagrants dodgy massage places, closed shops, appears run down and wouldn't recommend it  more »
  • There really are no all inclusive words to describe ur first visit to Santa Barbara's state street ... although slightly more affordable than Beverly Hills rodeo blvd it is equally as interesting ... ...  more »

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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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