Known as “Queen of the Missions,” Santa Barbara is perhaps most famous for the Spanish architectural style that has influenced the city since its birth. It truly sets Santa Barbara apart from all other cities in America and gives it a unique and vibrant personality that is reflected in each and every shop. Check out some of the most unique shops in Santa Barbara:
This is a locally owned bookstore is one of the most quaint shops in Santa Barbara, but it’s really so much more. It’s a cozy relic of days gone by when bookstores were a little more plentiful. They have a wide selection of literature here, along with fun products like t-shirts and wall art. Their main objective revolves around keeping their stock handcrafted, ethical, original, sustainable, and local.
909 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whiskey & Leather
With an evocative name like this, you’d expect a bold experience walking in, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Whiskey & Leather. Browse the modern styles of men’s and women’s fashion, sift through eclectic accessories, and find artful home goods at one of the top shops in Santa Barbara.
1101 Coast Village Rd A, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store
You won’t find knick-knacks or cheap souvenirs here. Museum art stores can be one of the most interesting places to shop (after you visit the museum, of course!), and you’ll become captivated by the many unique applications of the art featured in the museum into mediums that you can take home with you and put on display. If you love art, this is the shop for you.
1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Old Wharf Trading Co.
Find this gift shop on Stearn’s Wharf, a long, deep-water pier at the crossroads of State Street and Cabrillo. While you’re strolling the Wharf and enjoying the view of the ocean and the crisp Pacific breeze, duck into Old Wharf Trading Co. This is more than your average oceanside gift shop. The products are of high quality, and you’ll find a wide selection of clothing and fun knick-knacks. What’s better than a treasure you got from a shop perched over the ocean itself to remember your visit to Santa Barbara by?
217 Stearns Wharf # A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Most Unique Shops in Santa Barbara and Rental Homes
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