In the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, State Street ranks among the liveliest, most attraction-studded thoroughfares on the American Riviera. And with boutique accommodations here at Mar Monte Hotel, you’re but a hop, skip, and a jump from this wonderfully walkable corridor.
The State Street Promenade
And this main drag became all the more walkable within the past few years thanks to the establishment of the pedestrian-only State Street Promenade, which encompasses the 10 blocks between Sola and Gutierrez streets.
Loads of fine Downtown restaurants—from Apna Indian Kitchen (718 State St.) and Buena Onda (1131 State St.) to Satellite (1117 State St.), Taquera Santa Barbara (1213 State St.), and Arigato Sushi (1225 State St.)—line this Promenade, and there are also shops, boutiques and art galleries aplenty to explore on and around it.
This stretch of State Street also includes such top Downtown draws as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1130 State St.), which boasts 25,000-plus pieces and the West Coast’s greatest collection of Monet works, and the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.), a sumptuously restored historical landmark and among the California Central Coast’s premier performing-arts venues.
Markets Along State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara
Every Tuesday from 2:45 to 6:30 PM, the 600 and 700 blocks of State Street host the Old Town Santa Barbara location of the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, which brings together dozens and dozens of the region’s farmers and culinary artisans.
On Thursdays, meanwhile, from 3 to 8 PM, you’ll find the State Street Promenade Market underway on the 1000 block, with a great diversity of vendors as well as participating restaurants and local businesses and live performances.
Explore State Street on Your Next Stay at Mar Monte Hotel on the American Riviera
With boutique Hyatt Unbound Collection accommodations here at Mar Monte Hotel, you’ll not only find yourself just steps from the Santa Barbara sand and surf, but also within easy reach of the city’s charming Downtown—State Street very much included!
Whether strolling or driving over, hopping public transportation, or perhaps taking one of our Mar Monte Bikes out for a spin, we definitely recommend checking out this linchpin artery of Downtown State Street and its Promenade.
Meanwhile, rest assured you’ll be enjoying the pinnacle of boutique hospitality here at Mar Monte Hotel, relishing the comforts of our rooms and suites and the delights of such on-site amenities as our costa Kitchen & Bar, Café Lido, and the hotel pool.
Book your getaway to the American Riviera—and Santa Barbara’s delightful State Street—today!