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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA

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I've noticed in reading these reviews that people are reviewing many different things ranging from the entire coast of California to one block of a street. I highly recommend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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san diego, ca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I've noticed in reading these reviews that people are reviewing many different things ranging from the entire coast of California to one block of a street. I highly recommend the review and specific drive of "bmalloy" below dated January 9, 2015.

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Lithia, FL
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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The area away from the beach had some nice scenery. The directional signs could be better. It's a good idea to map out your excursion first.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a beautiful place to walk, run, bike, or drive. Lots of sidewalk, paved path space. Saturday and Sunday mornings are crowded with lots of friendly people and their dogs. Some points have high cliffs and you can look out over the ocean. Others are low and you can park and get right to the beach. A wonderful place... More 

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santa clara, ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It's how the other half lives. Beautiful views, architecture, just amazing. It's not like Monterey's 17 mile drive. If it's a slow day, or rainy, do this and just go ooooo and ahhhh,

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Arlington, Texas
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267 reviews 267 reviews
76 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Take the high drive aroun the east side of town, it ends at the mission and goes though some great lanscaped houses.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We found this to be a wonderful way to see some of the scenic views of Santa Barbara and the beautiful neighborhoods. Allow at least an hour and a half for this unless you don't plan to stop. We actually spent about 2 hours doing it. We stopped at several beaches for the views (Hendry Beach was very interesting) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not to be missed if you have a little time to kill... well worth the experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Sun City, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you are in Santa Barbara, by all means do the drive. However, there is much prettier scenery in other parts of coastal California. Save your time for those drives if your tour time is limited.

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San Jose, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to Santa Barbara dozens of times: on weekends when I lived in Los Angeles, several times with a friend who love the place and more after I became About.com's California travel expert in 1999. And I had never heard of the Santa Barbara Scenic Drive until I read about it here on Tripadvisor. There is an "official" drive,... More 

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Antibes, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After a quick breakfast we went for a sunny morning walk along the beautiful beach of Santa Barbara, with the palm trees on the side and the mountains on the horizon. The stop on the wharf with all the shops was worth the time, could see some seals playing around.

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