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Seven straight miles of shops.
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State Street, Highway 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice area with lots of boutique shopping and restaurants. There are some other stores H&M, Marshalls, if you are not into boutiques.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MTH625
Reviewed 2 days ago

Under a starlit sky, we were walking down the sidewalk heading towards a restaurant just beyond the underpass. Suddenly, we heard some rustling coming from the bushes right beside us. Lo and behold, there were RATS climbing all over the hedge. EEEEK! We turned around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CailinBuachalla
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it odd to find an underpass as an attraction but, since I used it over 30 times during my two-week stay here in January-February, I certainly feel qualified to review it! I had to walk from the harbor/wharf area up State Street and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 792laurencer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was walking from beach up to restaurant/shop area and was surprised by the design of the overpass. Obviously good planning for a busy traffic area of the city. Was especially nice because it started raining during our walk. Lots of interesting shops on either side....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 27 January 2019

It is rather odd to review an underpass but I used it so...it works. Traffic in this part of Santa Barbara used to be horrendous. The underpass has helped that situation. I hesitated in using the underpass because I was not sure how safe it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phh26541
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This is a nice stroll to take thru state street, especially since it takes you all the way thru downtown and to Stearns Wharf at the end.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brix510
Reviewed 3 January 2019

I hadn't been here for years - it looked a bit run down with chain stores (and not high end ones) - Marshalls, a Off 5th Saks that was going out of business, H&M, etc. I had heard there was an increasing homeless issue on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MsNinaG
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This road let’s Santa Barbara down, closed shops, shops full of cheap tat and a shabby dirty feel about it however there are some nice shops and cafes etc in amongst it all.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stainlesteve
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The main drag of Santa Barbara [other than the beach]. Lots of shopping, food and eye candy. Loved the pianos on the corners where people just randomly sit down and play.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeffreyhicken
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Santa Barbara for a gazillion years and I've seen State Street decline over the last few years. I've never seen so many empty storefronts. And the quality of the stores have changed... generally for the worse. The unfortunate departure of Macys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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20 December 2017|
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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.
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25 or 50 cent, not sure
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