Shopping in Santa Barbara is a treat! Downtown State Street offers a nice mix of boutiques and nationally recognized stores. Head to Stearns Wharf to pick up seaside trinkets and souvenirs. Other neighborhoods each have their own unique shopping vibe. For example, Montecito stores tend to feature high-end designer fashion and home goods. Goleta has more family resources, like Costco and Home Depot. La Cumbre Plaza and Paseo Nuevo are the two shopping malls in the Santa Barbara area. Both are outdoor malls that will allow you to get your retail fix while enjoying the sunny weather at the same time.
Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it just happens to have glorious beaches and celebrity residents, too!
Geneva spent a decade managing an adorable, locally owned boutique in downtown Santa Barbara and... Read More