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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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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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