State Street is both the highlight and the heartbeat of Santa Barbara. And downtown revolves around it. The street divides the city into East and West halves and begins at Stearns Wharf. It begins at Stearns Wharf and beelines out to Goleta, a suburb just west of Santa Barbara. A series of one-way roads and avenues flush into State Street making it the most highly populated portion of the city.
It’s small. The epitome of beachy surf town. In fact, if Carpinteria were to go by any other name, it would actually be called Beachy Surf Town. Bubbling over with small town charm, Carpinteria woos folks with its laid back vibes and super relaxed atmosphere. Stringy sun-stained hair is all the rage in this little city that sits just south of Santa Barbara.