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Seventeen Mile Drive

Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a nice, peaceful drive. Riding the coastline you can see seals and other wildlife. The infamous "Lone Cypress" is also on this route.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the drive when I saw water but otherwise I was driving thru expensive homes. I preferred route 1 drive from San Simeon to Carmel with all the hair pin turns and the vista of the Pacific. And then there is the Amalfi Coast in Italy which tops this.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We started in Carmel and wound our way around for a while but after seeing many fences and hedges and a couple of pulloffs with overgrown trees blocking our view we moved on so as not to waste anymore of our vacation time, I wish I could set up a booth to charge for driving around my public road neighborhood.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a winding road through some beautiful homes with several stops at scenic points. On a sunny day, the views are probably much better than when there is fog, which apparently is recurrent and sudden in this area. There are restaurants and shops worth a visit a the Pebble Beach point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Strange that you pay 10 bucks to drive this highway but was worth it lots to see along the way and a number of turn offs to get out and take pics lots of extremely expensive houses that you pass kinda neat.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Always a very scenic drive, past the seashore, nice residences, and the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Start in Pacific Grove, end up in Carmel near the beach. For a less developed experience, try Point Lobos State Park, a few miles south of Carmel. Drive in for a modest fee- or walk or bicycle in for free. Parking along Highway 1... More

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Austin Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was a nice drive through Pebble Beach area but can't say it was exceptional. Something I guess you should do once and spend the $10.We actually went in Carmel Gate and did it in reverse up to Pacific Grove.

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

17 Mile Drive is all-but-mandatory for visiting Carmel. The sights are magnificent, and it's a bargain at $10/car. Allow at least a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A beautiful way to spend the day. The scenery is breathtaking. Make sure you take the time to stop and enjoy all that is to be seen. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I would rave about the 17 mile drive. The drive was okay. There were a couple of nice pull offs and vista points, however, I feel that you can get better views for free anywhere off of Hwy 1. The biggest thing that bothered me was having to pay to drive on the road. Also, coming from Carmel, the entire... More

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