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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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an easy drive with spectacular views of the ocean, forests, and multi-million dollar homes. $10/car fee to make this drive but worth it. stop along the way and walk beaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Gardner, Kansas
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Gardner, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

an easy drive with spectacular views of the ocean, forests, and multi-million dollar homes. $10/car fee to make this drive but worth it. stop along the way and walk beaches, climb rocks, and relax along the ocean. A must see for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Took an afternoon drive along this scenic route. Great picture taking opportunities and not much traffic. A stop at Pebble Beach, particularly if you are a golfer, is well worth the time.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The beauty of the sea, surrounded by exclusive golf courses and luxury homes. Pebble Beach is a must stop for lunch and drinks.

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Cary, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The drive is OK. Some of the view is nice but in general, unless you are going to Pebble Beach or one of the golf courses, it's not really worth it. If you are going to do it, the northern part is better. You get the fee back if you spend more than $30 at selected places like most of... More 

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Oklahoma City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My 21 year old daughter and I drove this while we were on her Spring Break in California. We had a small rental car. I wish I had rented a convertible as that would have been really fun! Make sure to have ample time as there are many stops along the way to take pictures, along with stopping at Pebble... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was a clear, mostly sunny morning around 9:00 a.m.when we set off from the Carmel Gate. It was early enough and the fact that we were going opposite most of the flow (not a problem...views were still good), meant we had little traffic to deal with. It also got us to Pebble Beach before the heavy crowds. We stopped... More 

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Folsom, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's a fun experience to drive along the 17 mile drive. See some of the homes of the rich and famous. But, it's just a road, along the beach. If you don't care to gawk at the homes, you can get similar awesome views without the per car entrance fee.

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love this drive! So many beautiful homes to see along the way. Make sure to pay close attention to the map they give you when you enter so that you don't miss any of the sites such as the Lone Cypress Tree. Take the time to get out at Pebble Beach and enjoy the view of the ocean from... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

you pay $10 to drive for 17 miles with plenty of premium homes and golf along the way, that's it! What made this worthy of three stars for me was the incredible coastline. There is plenty of spectacular coast to the North and South of here, but you are missing a unique experience if you skip Pebble Beach. Maybe the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Loved the views and all of the fun stops along the drive. We especially enjoyed getting a glimpse of the fabulous homes that lined the ocean front.

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