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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

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Address: 92260, Santa Barbara, CA

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Lovely

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... read more

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Nashik, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 homes made us envious!!! :)

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Syosset, New York
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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, and many other places.

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the tail end of. Before it was killed off in Vietnam and all the other... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 us.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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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.

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Carmichael, California
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Reviewed 16 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.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Got lost and ended up at a dead end on top of a hill. Such a view! Had some rain and then treated to a double rainbow. Cool.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

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.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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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.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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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

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