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Excellent overview of the city of Santa Barbara

If you just have a few hours or a day in Santa Barbara like we did, definitely take the tour. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilia S

great way to see Santa Barbara on the electric bus....50 per person with transfers...Very clean and... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the scenic drive. You need your own car. Views of ocean and mountain are pretty great. Not many places to stop except at shoreline park, butterfly beach (if parking is available), sides of road in hope ranch. Most of views you would have...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you just have a few hours or a day in Santa Barbara like we did, definitely take the tour. You get a feel for what SB is about as well as an opportunity to hop off and to further explore the spots you're interested...More

1  Thank Ilia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great way to see Santa Barbara on the electric bus....50 per person with transfers...Very clean and very friendly driver's

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Take a tour to really get the most out of the drive as the tour guide will be able to point out the highlights of the area. When you get into the Monticeto area damage from the recent fires and resulting mudslides can still be...More

1  Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 30 April 2018

It was nice to walk down to the pier and look at the shops along the way. But, it was great to be able to take this convenient transportation back to where we were staying. It was inexpensive and fun.

2  Thank htravelbug
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Santa Barbara has some nice coastline to explore and the best way is to do it by driving around and stopping on a way at places of choice. Good time guaranteed.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great way to catch the sights and ambience of Santa Barbara. Beats driving—this way everyone gets to look around!

Thank Jollena T
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Take bus to drive through Santa Barbara in CA to enjoy amazing home and architecture, its close to coast line and beautiful scene will hold your heart. Good drive with your loved one

1  Thank udaym2016
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

11  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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4 March 2018|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
The tour is one you drive yourself, so there is not cost, but you'll need a car. However, the route has been recently damaged due to serious landslides in January 2018 that claimed 22 lives. It is recommended that you do not... More
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.