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Santa Barbara Scenic Tour Needs Some Respectful Privacy

I wrote a previous review of the Scenic Tour, It is a very popular review of one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin S
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Enjoyed the scenery

Along portions of this scenic drive are some amazing homes and interesting architechure. The coast... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Calgary, Canada
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92260, Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a previous review of the Scenic Tour, It is a very popular review of one of the most beautiful urban drives. But recently Santa Barbara and specifically Montecito has experienced a very serious natural disaster, which has taken lives and left this amazing...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Along portions of this scenic drive are some amazing homes and interesting architechure. The coast line is very pretty and it's easy to follow around different neighbourhoods. Not too much traffic but it was steady on a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed the ride.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice easy scenic drive along the coast. Visiting different neighbourhoods near the water and out to the mountains. Surprised by the difference of architecture of homes in different neighbourhoods.. Looks like a nice place to live.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The scenery is stunning, and we did part of the tour on a shark tour. Part land, part water, definitely a nice, relaxing, different way to see the sights. We did not complete the entire drive, so I have to return.

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

2  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

1  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

3  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

3  Thank Momma L
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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