Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
4.5

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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,712 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We tried some of the side roads to slow it down but saw on our map it would be come a series of switchbacks with no outlets. Scenic drive was over in no time. Maybe we went the wrong way??
Written December 19, 2022
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Genethia
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The drive was spectacular, we drove, stopped along the way. Got out and walked a bit. It was a lovely way to spend part of our day in Santa Barbara.
Written November 10, 2022
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Victoria L
California565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Traffic has certainly become much worse in Santa Barbara, so allow plenty of time when attempting to enjoy the area!
Written October 12, 2022
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kaj20
Murrieta, CA1,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a lovely drive around Santa Barbara. It is such a beautiful, historic city. The plants and trees are mature and pretty. All the buildings have interesting architecture.
Written October 16, 2020
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Rob W
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We took the SB Trolley Tour and went through downtown, and the countryside admiring all the wonderful homes, their architecture from Montecito where all the multi-million dolar homes are to the zoo
Written February 13, 2020
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Denny W
Santa Barbara, CA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Santa Barbara is a picturesque small city built in a valley that goes from the mountains to the ocean. The historic Mission looks down over the city to the Pier at the base of the primary road, State Street. Wonderful restaurants and charming hotels with a beautiful downtown shopping area.
Written January 5, 2020
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Camry46
Arlington, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Thanks to the map provided by the visitor center, we had turn-by-turn directions and we were able to see the city at our own pace, stopping often to take pictures or grab a snack!
Written September 3, 2019
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Julia S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Great way to have a good idea where everything is located while in Santa Barbara. I hadn't been there in over 20 years so these scenic tour covered it all for me and I didn't have to drive.
Written August 6, 2019
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Nenners56
Ledbury, UK2,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
What a great idea and environmentally a big yes. Great to be able to look at the beautiful City of Santa Barbra at your leisure with no stress. Great driver very accommodating and helpful. Very reasonably priced with transfer ticketing available. In all loved it!
Written June 3, 2019
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PedalsMoving
Balmain, Australia469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Fantastic climb on the velo, the views are magnificent! its a fairly long climb a couple of steep bits but very doable. The road surface is good now, right to the top, since the tour of california peleton went thru a couple of years back. Sweat it up and enjoy✌️
Written May 27, 2019
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