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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA

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Drive all through Santa Barbara

In addition to driving along PCH, be sure to drive through Santa Barbara. It is a scenic and beautiful place, great to see via car.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to driving along PCH, be sure to drive through Santa Barbara. It is a scenic and beautiful place, great to see via car.

1 Thank LV_Lee
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Spent an hour driving the route to the see the many different facets of Santa Barbara - from the seafront to the lower hills. What a great place to live.

1 Thank RogerB2000
Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the prettiest towns In California, we lived there years ago but now just visit, very expensive to live there, lot to see & do has a lovely Mall down town beautiful beach etc etc

Thank Lovely077
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very lovely windy road, go through the ranch, you'll probably see someone riding their horse along the road. Beautiful houses, big park, and stunning trees lining the streets

1 Thank nixta86
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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

6 Thank Stashic
Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 7 September 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 4 September 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

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