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All roads lead to State Street

State Street is one of those amazing city arteries that in one street, captures every color, flavor and nuance of the town. And in seductive Santa Barbara, that's saying a lot. At Kimpton Canary Hotel, we know how lucky we are to be one of the only luxury hotels near State Street, which stretches from the north end of town all the way to the oceanfront's Stearns Wharf.

Put on your walking shoes (here that could be anything from Italian loafers to flip-flops) and get ready to discover amazing vintage boutiques, locally designed beachwear or duck into a shady patio for a magnifico margarita. Here you’ll also find paseos -- open-air malls accented with trickling fountains and Spanish red-tile roofs -- each with their own special character. And just east of State Street, don't miss the trendy and popular Funk Zone -- cool, hip and with a fresh attitude, this is where you'll find edgy boutiques, microbreweries and the Urban Wine Trail.

Shop ’Til You Drop

Walking distance: 0.1 mile

Think European open-air markets with over 300 shops and 160 local restaurants. Choose from national brands to Santa Barbara-style boutiques.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Walking distance: 0.3 miles

Stimulate your mind with the power of art. Explore exhibits from a collection of 27,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human creativity.

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Funk Zone

Walking distance: 1.0 mile

Ten walkable blocks encompassing art galleries, tasting rooms, boutique shops and fine foods.

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