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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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nostalgia...feeling stress-free

This is a must see or must do thing to do when visiting Southern California...it has calming effect and experience is different than in Los Angeles...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manila
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110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see or must do thing to do when visiting Southern California...it has calming effect and experience is different than in Los Angeles...

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2 Thank madeang
Vancouver, WA
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This made for a spectacular and relatively easy cycling trip. Breathtaking scenery, and the locals are courteous to folks on bikes. The traffic is light in the winter and the weather was perfect for riding.

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Riccione, Italy
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Walk in until the pear is fantastic. All around there are a lot of shops and restaurant to satisfy all of your desire. People very gentle in this city sun kissed along the whole year. Don't forget the swimsuit, flip flops and sun glasses even in the winter. Definitly suggestable for the families.

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1 Thank Gabriele B
Birmingham, Alabama
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97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This was a pleasant drive through some very nice areas of Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, one is forced to stop at the Santa Barbara Visitors center to get typed directions, and a folding map. All enjoyed the short trip (1-2 hours, depending on length of stops).

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3 Thank UncleBob
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We drove down Las Palmas, which is a lovely residential area. Lots of beautiful native trees and shady driving, mixed with gorgeous landscaped areas with flowers on the streetside of very private properties. We ended up on the cliff above homes down on the beach, with a great view out over the Pacific. Further along, the road descended to the... More 

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2 Thank lilybodge
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful areas in California. Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather, beautiful food, beautiful beaches, beautiful people. Too much to take in on foot. I promise you will like Santa Barbara.

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2 Thank Harley_guy2013
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Beautiful areas, nice small restaurants, many shopping opportunity. Better to jump out of the car and just walk around.

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1 Thank Alyona K
East Syracuse, New York
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a self drive trip around Santa Barbara. It is a well maintained road and you can see many different land forms from mountains to canyons and everything in between.

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2 Thank Charlene209
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The drive is full of great attractions that you can take in at your own pace. Not to rush, but take it at So Cal style.

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2 Thank FrqtrvDR
Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Be sure to drive not only by the water/beach - but also up into the neighborhoods along the coast - beautiful area.

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