The city of Santa Barbara, California has transformed its downtown area into a pedestrian mall, with restaurants, bars, and other businesses expanding onto sidewalks and into the main boulevard, infusing a sense of energy and vitality. The State Street Promenade spans multiple blocks and is closed to vehicle traffic while cross streets continue to pass through it. People who visit this popular corridor are encouraged to wear masks, especially on the 500 block of State Street, where the greatest number of bars and restaurants are concentrated.