Santa Barbara Shopping and Districts

(Santa Barbara, California - CA, USA)

Santa Barbara is filled with art galleries, craft stores and souvenir shopping, as well as fashion boutiques, name brand clothing stores and antique alleyways.

The most popular area for shopping in Santa Barbara is on State Street, which offers a variety of locally owned stores and large shopping plazas, with an extensive array of unique items.

Opening Hours

Most shops in Santa Barbara are open seven days a week, with weekends being the most populated times. Many shops on State Street tend to operate from 10:00 to 21:00, although the restaurants within the shopping plazas stay open later. Stores on Santa Barbara's Brinkerhoff Avenue are generally open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00.

Shopping Centers

There are quite a few shopping plazas located throughout the Santa Barbara area. Many of the most favored destinations are located along colorful State Street within walking distance of one another, though there are a few unique areas scattered around Santa Barbara.

Arts and Crafts Show
Address: Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 897 1982
Every Sunday nearly 300 local artists set up stalls along the waterfront to sell jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, souvenirs, photography and toys.

Brinkerhoff Avenue
Address: West Cota Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Set among historic buildings are a selection of specialty and antique shops selling glass, china, toys, books, home furnishings and various collectibles.

El Paseo
Address: Central Avenue and Main Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93105, USA
Known as California's first shopping plaza, El Paseo in Santa Barbara is lined with unique boutiques, jewelry stores, gift shops, galleries and restaurants amid beautiful gardens and Spanish courtyards.

La Arcada
Address: 1114 State Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
At the north end of State Street, the Spanish courtyard features cafés, art galleries, interesting shops and charming restaurants overlooking gardens, fountains and bronze statues.

La Cumbre Plaza
Address: 121 South Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
One of Santa Barbara's larger shopping malls, featuring nationally known department stores, chic boutiques and various restaurants set in a Mediterranean influenced atmosphere.

Paseo Nuevo
Address: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Paseo Nuevo attracts shoppers from around Southern California with its quaint Spanish courtyards and beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains. Nationally recognized clothing stores and over 50 specialty shops are scattered throughout this Santa Barbara shopping center, among restaurants, art galleries and a movie theater.

State Street
Address: State Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, USA
As the central hub of Santa Barbara, State Street offers antique stores, designer boutiques, vintage clothes shopping and book shops, as well as a plethora of restaurants, cafés and bars. The street is bisected by Stearns Wharf, which offers additional souvenir shops and restaurants.