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“Must be done in open top car!!”

Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Ayr, Scotland
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322 reviews
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“Must be done in open top car!!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our first trip to California, glad our son had talked us into renting a convertible car, having visited himself.

Just wonderful to get the Beach Boys CD on, roof down, and drive along the front and get yourself lost in the residential area. The sea is always an easy clue for getting back onto the coast! We stayed here for a week at the south/east end of Cabrillo Blvd, and never tired of the drive along the road into town or beyond, past the harbour etc.

We also woled along the beachside path many times, such a great place!!

Visited April 2013
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful area.”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Montecito all beautiful areas. Easy to get around. The drive along the beach is lovely. Very different from east coast of New England.

Visited April 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“worth the hour”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

some nice scenery and you get a feel for the area. just be careful, there are a few turns without marked signs.

Visited April 2013
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Burbank, California
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“Can't Be Beat!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Views are comparable to 7-Mile drive in Pebble Beach but without the monetary charge. Such a beautiful area. Just rolling down the window and listening to the gulls overhead and feeling the ocean breezes while overlooking the bobbing sailboats is worth it's weight in pleasure. Free.

Visited April 2013
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California
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“Lovely views”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Took a slow ride along the coast mid morning on a weekday. The weather was sunny and very little traffic. Nice view and easy drive

Visited April 2013
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