Uptown Santa Barbara

Experience Santa Barbara like a local and drive to upper State Street for an afternoon of shopping, tasty eats at mom-and-pop restaurants, and outdoor activities. Uptown is home to many local favorites, and offers a fun extension to your downtown Santa Barbara experience.

Shop your way through the La Cumbre Plaza where you’ll find high-end and trusted brand-name stores alike. Dine at nearby restaurants owned and run by local families that are filled with Santa Barbara history, like Harry’s Plaza Café (try the martini!) or Via Maestro located in the Loreto Plaza shopping center.

All shopped out? Head for the hills and take a leisurely stroll through Stevens Park in San Roque Canyon for a two-mile round trip nature walk. Or challenge your outdoor skills with a hearty seven-mile hike up Jesusita Trail, just outside the city, where you’ll see an abundance of natural flora and fauna in the springtime with epic views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.

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