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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This drive along the shore is so breathtaking. It has such a European flare with the boats anchored off-shore and the gorgeous distant vistas.

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The first five mins of the drive I didn't understand what was so great about the drive....keep driving you will see beaches,sea lion,beautiful birds and best of all the famous lone Cyprus tree . We ate lunch over looking the pebble beach golf course.....the practice area....food was very good...price not bad.....save your receipt for 10$ for entering the drive....yes you... More

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

A few nice stop offs to see the coastal views but that's about it. Houses along the drive are nothing too special. Yes they're in a nice location but not particularly stunning.

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Sedona, AZ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The ocean views, the mountain views, and the incredible homes are all part of what makes Santa Barbara so special

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California
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1,221 reviews 1,221 reviews
786 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've always been the driver onvthis scenic drive, and being a conscientious driver I've always kept my eyes on the road. Passengers love it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well, it was ok but not really greatly scenic. The signage for the drive itself was rather pathetic, was very easy to get lost when directional signage was missing. Santa Barbara needs to look after this.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Santa Barbara has some of the most beautiful coastline in California. We took the scenic drive up the coastland and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stopped at the pier and walked around. This is a really nice drive and I enjoyed the scenery more than I did in Malibu. I wouldn't go to Santa Barbara and not do this.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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854 reviews 854 reviews
415 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery, flowers, and trees. I recommend a trip, but remember your camera! The birds of paradise are my favorites.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you love driving , this scenic drive from LA to SFO is a must . Take the 10hr route , you wont regret it ! Renting a car from LA airport is the easiest and seamless. Do get your self a GPS + Spend a little more on a nice sturdy SUV , which is surely a pleasure on... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Traveling along the coast and going to Santa Ynez Valley and Los Olivos was beautiful. Solvang is a great little Danish town with lots of curt shops and wonderful pastries. Wish we could have tasted them all.

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