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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #11 of 70 attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Scenic Drives
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The scenic drive is beautiful and worthwhile. It's a great way to get a feel for Santa Barbara. Very charming and beautiful.

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St. Louis, MO
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is so beautiful and charming. If you don't love SB you simply do not know what is good! This drive allows you to see why anyone who has the means want to live and die in SB - Paradise.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The rolling hills around Santa Barbara are simply a delight, especially if you are land-locked flat-landers like us. Wonder ocean breezes as you cruise with the windows down and admire all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We happened to be there during their annual Fiesta celebration - even more fun!

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The drive from Ventura CA to Santa Barbara was a nice 25 mile drive with beautiful views of mountains, ocean and beaches. We stopped at many little shops along the way and was amazed by all the campers along HWY 1 near the Pacific ocean.

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DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is my favorite thing to do at Santa Barbara ~ and I can't get enough! Love it here and will do the same next time around......it is a magical drive that east coat does not have. Always enjoy it...

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I are nerds and we enjoy driving around looking at scenery and all the beautiful houses in California. The drive is fairly short so it won't take up much of your time if you're in need of a little break.

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Sonoma, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If this is your first visit to the area, this is a great place to start! You can get a feel for the influence of the sun, surf, mountains and the rich cultural history and diversity that shaped the area, which is an odd mix of rural and urban: Upscal adn moving, but also laid back and earthy.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a picturesque drive along the Pacific Ocean.....complete with white sandy beaches and palm trees to the west and spectacular views of the mountains to the east!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
12 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Amazing views of our Pacific Coast and Santa Barbara Beaches. Get your butts off the highway, cruse into town, have a nice lunch and enjoy the scenery!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very nice drive. A great view and a lot of vista points. In the Winter it is possible to see some whales! :)

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