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“Santa Barbara Scenic Tour Needs Some Respectful Privacy”

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 place in a state not recommended for tourists. With respect for the land and the residents here, I am respectfully posting this review to inform would be visitors to consider another activity if traveling to the area. The residents of Montecito need time to heal and much of the recommended drive is not currently navigable. Consider staying in Santa Barbara proper or driving out to the Santa Ynez Valley for sight seeing and of course wine tasting, paragliding, sail plane rides. Or coastal activities such as whale watching and beach combing. The residents will thank you and you will get the most out of your visit to this magical place.

12  Thank Martin S
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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.

Thank Usia2014
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice easy scenic drive along the coast. Visiting different neighbourhoods near the water and out to the mountains. Surprised by the difference of architecture of homes in different neighbourhoods..
Looks like a nice place to live.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The scenery is stunning, and we did part of the tour on a shark tour. Part land, part water, definitely a nice, relaxing, different way to see the sights. We did not complete the entire drive, so I have to return.

Thank ORD-TGU
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We took part of this drive and it was beautiful. Beautiful views, beautiful homes and well worth doing!

1  Thank Krr1975
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