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Address: Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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Private Tour: Monterey Coastal Sights by Bike
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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rain didn't slow us down!

this was worth the drive and is highly recommended. it's a great attraction for the weekend traveler and is highly encouraged.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

this was worth the drive and is highly recommended. it's a great attraction for the weekend traveler and is highly encouraged.

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Guangzhou, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We started from Cupertino after noon and needed to be in Hollywood by the next dusk. Ah! the killing schedule! We spent an hour or so on the 17 mile drive and obviously, far from enough! The stunning rocks, cypress trees. seals & birds...how much would I have missed? I hated to exit at Carmel soon enough but, I WILL... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you're in the area, definitely take a morning or afternoon to spend on 17 Mile Drive. There are many beautiful stops along the way. There's a Bag Piper who pipes for 45 minutes at sunset - ask the gateman where he'll be the night you're there. Cars are $10 upon entry - this includes complementary valet parking at restaurants... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth it to take a drive down here and enjoy the views and some of the stunning houses. Being a golfer it was difficult for me not to jump out onto one of the superb golf courses that you drive through/next to

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San Diego, California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The scenery along this road is spectacular. There are many turnouts and parking areas where you can stop to take photos and admire the views. You will pass some of the world's great golf courses (Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill) and see the famous Lone Cypress. The most scenic part of the drive is the ocean side of the loop, from... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do if you are in San Francisco. The places to stop on this scenic drive are marked and offer great views. The famous "Witch Tree" landmark is a good one ! Stop on the way at Pebble beach golf resort - the place is breathtaking - I might take up golf soon !

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Take your time and stop at all the turnouts. Explore! The drive is equally stunning on a clear, blue sky day and it is on a typical, Monterrey Penninsula day of fog. If you look closely you will see otters at play and seal pups on the beach. Park the car and hike the road along the coast line, especially... More 

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Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is so amazing.... and the golf courses besides the rocks and the sea...Best drive ever!! 104 fee is charged when you enter the site, but it is more than worhty. Wonderfull spots to stop and pic nic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On our most recent road trip we drove 17-mile drive. Every chance we get, we visit. The ocean is so breathtaking and beautiful. Watched seals and otters and even some whales on this trip. We enjoyed a picnic and some wine and just took in mother nature at her finest. We hit beautiful weather too which made it even nicer.... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Grab a convertible and a camera and take this scenic drive through the area. Plan to stop frequently for amazing views. Lovely drive. I wouldn't say it's 'exciting' but worth the time for the leisurely drive to take in God's beautiful creation.

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