Shop 'til you drop! That's why most people go on vacation, right? No? Well, if it's the reason you go on vacation, this is the list for you! Whether you're looking for specialty boutiques, name brand retailers, gourmet eats or quaint souvenirs, Santa Barbara has a shopping center that's the perfect fit.
Santa Barbara has many unique shopping centers, including La Arcada and Victoria Court. Small shopping areas like this are the place to go for a retail experience that includes vintage stores, luxury boutiques and temporary pop up shops. In true Santa Barbara fashion, these more intimate plazas tend to be extremely photogenic, too.
If it's mall shopping you're in the mood for, head to Paseo Nuevo or La Cumbre Plaza. Both offer a nice mix of shopping and restaurants in a pretty outdoor setting. Paseo Nuevo is centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara, putting you in a prime position to continue your shopping adventures on foot.
Looking for a place to grab lunch or stock up on foodie treats? The Santa Barbara Public Market is your dream destination. Dozens of purveyors under one roof make this a must-visit for hungry travelers.
For beachy souvenirs, Stearns Wharf is the place to go. You can drive, bike or walk to Santa Barbara's scenic wooden pier. Browse the shops, watch the sea for dolphins and stop for fresh seafood, all in one very beautiful place. What's more vacation-y than that?