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We took the bus tour around Santa Barbara and it was actually a lot of fun. Our driver knew a lot... read more

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A nice drive

Enjoyed our visit to Santa Barbara more than we even thought we would. The scenic drive is good... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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

1  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

2  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

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
Reviewed 29 April 2018

It was nice to walk down to the pier and look at the shops along the way. But, it was great to be able to take this convenient transportation back to where we were staying. It was inexpensive and fun.

2  Thank htravelbug
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Santa Barbara has some nice coastline to explore and the best way is to do it by driving around and stopping on a way at places of choice. Good time guaranteed.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great way to catch the sights and ambience of Santa Barbara. Beats driving—this way everyone gets to look around!

Thank Jollena T
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Elva H
31 August 2018|
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Response from udaym2016 | Reviewed this property |
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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