on May 25, 2006
Apart from the beach side, this is perhaps the most popular destination if one is visiting Santa Barbara. There are lots of shops on this street, arts, antique, specialty, cultural, kids, clothing, accessories, etc. All you can name, it can be found on this street. In addition, the Paseo Santa Barbara Mall has traditional department stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom where you can fulfill all of your shopping needs. State street is also filled with lots of different types of cuisine: American, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Seafood, etc. There are also bars and clubs on the other end of the street heading towards the beach side. The upper end of the state is mainly made up of more upscale shops, and there's a Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Museums, church, and historic hotels are also a part of the State Street touring experience. The walk from one end of the street to the other end would normally take 25 minutes, and it's worth the walk passing through shops and restaurants. If you prefer not to walk, you can also take a bike taxi, where the driver will "bike" you around the city.
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