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Address: Monterey, CA 93953
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Activities: Driving, Golfing
Description: Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this...
Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.
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Worth the cost of admission

This drive is definitely worth the $10 entrance fee. Many people complain about the entrance fee, but it's about the same as the entrance fee to a State Park and it has many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Newmarket, Canada
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Newmarket, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This drive is definitely worth the $10 entrance fee. Many people complain about the entrance fee, but it's about the same as the entrance fee to a State Park and it has many things to do an amenities. There are some great beaches, really nice picnic areas, washrooms. The scenery along the coast is really wonderful. We say a humpback... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this scenic drive. The views are some of the most stunning you will see. The map that you get at the gate is very helpful and the places that you will want to stop are clearly marked. In addition, a red stripe on the road itself keeps you on track. Well worth the $10 fee.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive. There is a guard shack and a small fee to go into the private country club section but the views are spectacular. Really Hollywood movie gorgeous. There are a few places to pull over and take pictures and breath in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a nice afternoon ride. Maybe get lunch... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Drove this in August 2014 during our visit to Monterey, CA. It was a 'must do' and highly rated on TripAdvisor, but honestly it was just 'okay' to everyone in my family. Definitely would recommend it, and I'll give it 4 stars (because I can't give it 3 1/2).

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Manchester, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My friends and I cycled the 17 Mile Drive and found it a fantastic way to follow the ocean. Vehicles were considerate and road was in good shape. Scenery is spectacular!

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Ca PS
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is the best 17 mile in Calif or USA. Bring a picnic basket and have lunch along the white sand beaches. Watch sea life on point of interest. Golf is fantastic at Spyglass Hill, very pricy but worth the experience to play such a terrific course.

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Northwood, N.h.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The views you can get anywhere along the Ca. Coast for free. I don't know where the fee actually goes except to make the rich, richer. Save your money and just ride the coastline.

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Turlock, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

nice homes view is great stop n take pic great drive fun nice drive look over the fence lots of sea pups by the golf area go look a the rocks

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This drive is amazing. Easy and beautiful. We stop maybe 6 times along the way. The views are breathe taking. Please take this drive you wont regret it .

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Went early afternoon and had pleasant drive thru some of worlds best scenery. Worth the $10 and couple of hours.

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