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Views from above

We took part of this drive and it was beautiful. Beautiful views, beautiful homes and well worth... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive

Very restful, intellectually surprising, and inspiring views in every direction. Walk and remember... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
San Francisco, California
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92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We took part of this drive and it was beautiful. Beautiful views, beautiful homes and well worth doing!

1  Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very restful, intellectually surprising, and inspiring views in every direction. Walk and remember that LIFE GOES BY IN SECONDS!!!! Do not waste it on petty, narcissistic people and petty concerns. Drive through up to the promontory and view one of the most SPECTACULAR vistas of...More

Thank Pelhamgirl
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This was not our idea of a "scenic" drive. The route was poorly marked with few stopping / vista points. If you were wanting to real estate it was perfect. We had hope to get some great views of the sea and drive up into...More

1  Thank Shazcards
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We rode the scenic 17 mile drive on the motorbike and had a great time. Something for everyone, beach, large houses, hills, golf course, views etc. Good fun for an hour or two and much more fun doing it by yourself, so you stop where...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We spent an entire afternoon along this well-marked drive. We stopped at a few overlooks and ate lunch . The lovely palm trees were quite old and the homes spectacular. Many gated homes with wonderful vistas of the sea. What a tranquil time! The expensive...More

1  Thank Revyu
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Nice drive, pretty views, nice to see the homes in Santa Barbara. We laughed at the many schools along the route-and wondered if the students paid any attention to the spectacular views they had. Included several must sees including the old mission, Hendry's beach,the wharf,...More

1  Thank Momma L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Now I could be wrong and probably am I as keep getting older. But I always like coming to Santa Barbara. It reminds me of that long gone Mid Century Era. Back when I was a little snot. Which I was lucky enough to see...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We really recommend using a local guide to take you on a tour of Santa Barbara. There is a lot of history and tradition. Also a lot of celebrates and notables have move from LA to Santa Barbara. Our local guide pointed them out to...More

1  Thank VA-Short-Term
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Of the local scenery. Stop by the visitors center to obtain written directions. Navigating all the turns would be tough without directions.

1  Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My house is on the scenic drive so I am doubly aware of the length and breadth of the drive. It is lovely in some spots and not in others, but generally a great drive.

Thank B7785KLpatriciam
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27 May 2017|
Response from VA-Short-Term | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to answer this way, but we were on a bus trip and this is the way we traveled the drive by the shore. It is beautiful though I really loved the sailboats and cabin cruisers.
2 November 2016|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Richard G is kind of right. But if you must, go back to Torrence after 8:00 PM. It's only a 1.5 hour drive then. Press that peddle a little harder and it's 1:15 :). Do the drive, I listed it in a review. Get out and ride a... More