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Seventeen Mile Drive

Address: Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one of our favorite spots. We love this drive on sunny days, cold days, windy and cloudy days. Every time is different but always a pleasure.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

17 mile drive is a scenic drive along the California coastline, dotted with craggy rocks, waves, and surrounded by trees, golf courses, and sometimes whales and sea lions. It takes about an hour if you stop a time or two to smell the salt air and take in the views. I am sure some don't like that you have to... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My first trip to 17 Mile Drive was in September of 2012 when I was a New Yorker visiting Monterey for a SO's work conference. I have since relocated to Silicon Valley and we enjoy day trips to the Carmel/Monterey area, so it was inevitable that we would end up at this tourist attraction since my husband had not seen... More 

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Holon, Israel
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

(We arrived after having walked along the beach (We arrived from the nort we paid $ 10 entrance and began to travel by car. The view was nice, but you can also watch it for free when finished the 17-mile as you enter the town of Carmel h Tips: Place charge cash only, no credit cards are acceped

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The Bay Area, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the houses are hiding be-hide the fences and trees, and who knows who lives here and what's the story...

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is a shame that you have to pay to see it, but to do the drive on a clear bright windy day in late autumn/early winter is a delight. The coastal drive is a dream of wind and surf swept beaches where you can picnic at rest areas that afford the best views and the views across the panorama... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Unless you're a golfer this is a huge waste of time that they have the balls (white balls my husband said!) to charge you $10 for. Nothing but a mostly boring drive through a residential development. A few nice beach spots but much better spots elsewhere. Pebble Beach lodge not that spectacular unless you're golfing or maybe having their $66... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wow, this is the most beautiful area I have ever seen. The drive is lovely and there are so many "Kodak moments" it's easy to stop along the way for photos or just to take time to enjoy where you are. The wildlife and sea life are abundant. Do not miss the opportunity to drive the 17 mile drive!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Take the time to drive the 17 mile drive. Spend the $10 as it is the best deal going. See the Lone Cypress tree estimated to be over 250 years old. Pull over at any of the vista points and enjoy the beauty of nature!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the most beautiful drives ever! This is a must for anyone who loves the pure beauty of the ocean, and forest! A Photographers dream! Highly recommend this drive.

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