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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA

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Enjoy the views on this beautiful drive.

We stumbled upon this Scenic drive after visiting the mission. It is a great way to experience the beautiful views from the mountainside homes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this Scenic drive after visiting the mission. It is a great way to experience the beautiful views from the mountainside homes.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had read a number of positive reviews of this self-guided tour so stopped by the Tourist Office to pick up directions. As ususal, she was the navigator, and except for one confusing turn near the end, we managed to stay on course! It was wll worth the effort, and along the way we were led to... More 

3 Thank Richard G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara we headed for Solvang, a lovely little Danish town, then onto the 154 which takes you to Santa Barbara. The drive is through the wine country and hills, much better than taking the 101

4 Thank Stashic
Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Can't say a word out of place about Santa Barbara, I just love it. It's clean, great shops, mouth watering restaurants, you name it it's got it

1 Thank Radioman280
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Worth the drive if you have some time, don't forget to go slow so you can really take it all in. It's worth it.

1 Thank K C
Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Santa Barbara has a couple beautiful buildings, but mostly it is just another average town. If you are a tourist, visit the courthouse and maybe down at the ocean...and then you have pretty much seen SB.

1 Thank Lucky7Traveler
La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

So much beauty and history in all the buildings. Beauty everywhere and much peace too. It is so pleasant to drive in Santa Barbara!

1 Thank mlbelp
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The Santa Barbara Scenic Drive was a great way to get a feeling for the whole area - beautiful scenery and great houses - highly recommended.

West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Look, you came all the way to visit this magical place you've been hearing about for yours. You probably came in your own car, after all, you're an American. The first thing you must do when you get here is the "The Scenic Drive". I've invented my own version of this drive, which I think is the best version of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Couldn't of had a greater trip and a reconnect and a visit to all of the great SB spots! Scenic Drives, cruises on State Street, Cabrillo Blvd, APS, cocktails, El Encanto, Four Seasons Biltmore, favorite avocado orchards! Santa Barbara Art Museum, Funk zone and family patio

1 Thank Sarah R

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