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17-Mile Drive

Monterey, CA
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Ranked #5 of 56 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Golfing
Traveler Description: The 17 mile drive, CA , is a wonderful and scenicdrive with beautiful views. However, you should keep in mind that this is a toll road and you will... more »
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Bangalore, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not sure if it is the pleasant drive, a carefree environment that makes you forget everything and drink in the nature. I'd highly recommend you visit the 17-mile drive in a convertible to fully soak in the wind. I've been here more than five-six times and each visit has left me with a light heart . I wouldn't call too... More

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New England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful ride with plenty of spaces to park and enjoy the views, take pictures. We saw sea otters playing in the water! Some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen! Pacific Grove is particularly great because you can go down and walk on the beach!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Probably the best $10 you can spend in California. A beatiful part of the world. The golf courses are spectacular and I look forward to playing them one day soon.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great time relaxing with family. Young kids might be bored but as adults we loved the views, stopping for lunch, taking pictures, and eating/shopping in Carmel/

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We picked the most perfect day to spend sightseeing on this scenic drive. We stopped at all of the scenic areas and got out to take in the fresh air and ocean vistas surrounding us. These were some of the most amazing views I have ever seen. I am impressed that so much of this community had left the ocean... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
46 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We drove this route, as reviews and guide books rave about it. Being a fairly cosmopolitan traveller I would say that it is very pretty and there are lots of viewing places built into the route, however there are many more scenic views down the Pacific Highway that are equally as attractive and some more stunning views that you don't... More

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

As drove from Monterey/Pacific Grove heading to Carmel, took this drive. Nice with great ocean views

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Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You pay ten dollars and find yourself following a long and winding road through an expensive neighbourhood were the rich live, untill....you reach the coastal part, which makes it worth wile.

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The drive offers a great variety --golf course,amazing views, interesting trees. We had done this drive several times before on previous visits and enjoy it each time. i

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We got to Monterey later in the afternoon, and didn't want to waste time as we were only had 3 days in the area. This drive was perfect! Without stopping, one could probably finish it in 40 minutes or so. But we stopped, took pictures, walked around, explored certain spots further, climbed rocks and it took us about 2.5 to... More

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