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Take a break!

Great way to see the Harbor and shoreline in Santa Barbara, while getting around. The walk is... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Joan L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Way of touring Santa Barbara for a day

If you only have a day to travel in Santa Barbara, I definitely recommend the Hop on Hop Off Day... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I've been to Santa Barbara dozens of times: on weekends when I lived in Los Angeles, several times with a friend who love the place and more after I became About.com's California travel expert in 1999. And I had never heard of the Santa Barbara...More

40  Thank bmalloy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 August 2013

There are plenty of interesting and attractive spots in Santa Barbara, but you won’t see too many of them on this one-hour “scenic” drive suggested by the visitor centre. The drive starts at the centre on Garden Street, takes a loop along the shoreline, inland...More

5  Thank Tripsterchick
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great way to see the Harbor and shoreline in Santa Barbara, while getting around. The walk is great, but to save some time, it's great to hop on one of the electric buses to get across Cabrillo Blvd. - especially if you connect with the...More

3  Thank Joan L
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

If you only have a day to travel in Santa Barbara, I definitely recommend the Hop on Hop Off Day Tour. However, make sure you take it 3 blocks right of the docks at the Santa Barbara Visitor Tourist Centre. It's cheaper and less congested....More

1  Thank 654cjm
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This bus is great if your not wanting to walk so much. Easily accessible and the driver was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank _karenmreed
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We took the bus tour around Santa Barbara and it was actually a lot of fun. Our driver knew a lot about the local history and I learned that there is a lot of history in Santa Barbara.

2  Thank jasonmQ9692YF
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Enjoyed our visit to Santa Barbara more than we even thought we would. The scenic drive is good. Some of the spots are busy and we couldn't get parked. But well worth trying.

1  Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Normally $ 23 or free from some hotels and gives discounts at other places in the City. Pick up at Visitor's Center of your hotel. Tour guide great - interesting and passes lovely places. Makes a stop at the Old Mission to visit the Gift...More

Thank Shoshana H
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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

2  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

3  Thank Ilia S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

1  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
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Paul S
2 October 2018|
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Response from Shoshana H | Reviewed this property |
I do have the paper somewhere in the house with the info but can't find it just yet. If I find it, I'll post the info. Meantime, best thing is to just call Harbor View Inn and ask them. They'll know. I expect that they'll be... More
Elva H
31 August 2018|
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Response from udaym2016 | Reviewed this property |
Google it please
Shoshana H
3 August 2018|
Response from travelshooter71 | Reviewed this property |
There should be signs on the street that show the pick up...One of the stops is near the Hyatt, near the pier and at the zoo