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Ways to Experience Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Bus ride of the area overpriced. If you have a limited amount of time this might be worth your time just see the a few areas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Night reconnect the city tour allows plenty of time to explore great highlights of the city a lot easier to have someone else drive

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Douglas F
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 604CJMar
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank heathermO7039NI
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ilia S
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Sharon D
6 March 2019|
Response from Joan L | Reviewed this property |
The route for the Santa Barbara trolley starts at the Visitor's office, which is on Cabrillo Drive. Cabrillo Drive runs parallel to the ocean. There is a walking path between Cabrillo Drive and the beach, again, parallel to... More
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