A scene from the finale of <em>Amazing Race</em> takes place at Santa Barbara's Gibraltar Peak.

Santa Barbara is an amazing place to live, to visit — and to finish an Amazing Race. Tonight, at 8 p.m. on KCOY, Cox Channel 12, the top-rated CBS TV show airs its finale, which was filmed in Santa Barbara.

Featuring such locations as the S.B. Harbor, S.B. Airport, Gibraltar Peak, and Grassini Family Vineyards, in this final episode, contestants will conclude their race by jumping from a building more than 100 feet in the air and braving an attempt at synchronized mountaineering, all for a million dollars in prize money. This year’s race began in Shenzen, China.

“When you consider that The Amazing Race Season 28 filmed in some of the most beautiful and exotic locations on Earth, the fact that the producers chose Santa Barbara as the location for their finale is beyond exciting,” said Santa Barbara County Film Commissioner Geoff Alexander, who worked with Visit Santa Barbara to secure the hometown locale. “It was my pleasure to work so closely with CBS and the production team from Amazing Race to help them achieve their creative mandate and make it possible for them to bring the final episode to Santa Barbara.”

This is not the first time Santa Barbara has been a part of the Amazing Race series. Last season, KEYT journalists Joe Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens took home the victory prize and got engaged shortly after.


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