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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #10 of 57 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Santa Barbara scenic drive is a must-do if you visit or live in California. We took the train just so we could both enjoy the lovely views.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I was on this route a part of the hop on and off trolley. There were great scenic views including some very expensive houses!

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California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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1,536 reviews 1,536 reviews
1,004 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 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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63 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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263 helpful votes 263 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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