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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA

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Back in SB for high school reunion

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We did this Scenic Drive after visiting the Spanish Mission going up, up and up...beautiful drive with beautiful views from the top. The houses are all different, some modern, some old school...all beautiful

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

If your a decent cyclist, you will love the drive. If you just want to cruise up and see the sights, this is a cant miss!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This a great way to spend 2-3 hours on your first day in Santa Barbara. Will give you a good lay of the land and can help you decide which places you want to spend more time in. Since our Santa Barbara stay was short this helped us get a quick and good feel of the place. We stopped at... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

When I bought my convertible, I knew scenic drives would never be the same. We took a PCH drive last October when we traveled to Anaheim, so it went without saying we would need a cruise in Santa Barbara during our visit in April. There was some construction in areas but not enough to ruin the view. We decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. The houses, trees, and ocean are very pretty. Do not be in a hurry when driving this area. Take the time to enjoy the fresh air.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Santa Barbara is a slice of heaven and this drive is nice enough if you have extra time and are mobile. (I'd favor walking instead all along Cabrillo - to really soak up the ambiance.)

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this ride - having a convertible make it even better - and the weather cooperated as well. Beautiful!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

"SB Scenic drive" is kind of an understatement --- it's hard to find drives around SB that AREN'T scenic. Our tourist map had the scenic drive marked, but from what I can tell -- there are several different versions of the SB Scenic Drive. Enjoy your cruising around town / and above it. If there are locals who need to... More 

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Santa Fe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Gave the teen a sudoku to keep her busy while mom sat in back and navigated. Dad was happy to do a little Le Mans and not spend a dime (except on gas).

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