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17-Mile Drive

Monterey, CA
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Ranked #6 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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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wow, yes I have heard about the beauty of 17 mile drive, but it was even more pretty than I had heard about

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were driving down the Coast headed for the Hearst Mansion when we came across this drive. We were really surprised because we had been to the area a few times over the years and hadn't found this attraction. To be brief, they charged $10 to get road access but I got that back by having lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We weren't certain having viewed one of the reviews below but were not disappointed. We choose a relatively quiet time and day (Monday afternoon in September). The beach alone makes the $10 charge worth it. The beach is fantastic with soft sands and the wildlife in abundance with sea lions, seals and the many birds to be viewed and photographed.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

a must on a golfers list, through parts of Pebble Beach and out to Carmel by the sea, beautiful homes and scenery and doesn't cost anything to look!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pretty drive, nice little scenic stops (very 'accessible' too). Don't plan on home shopping on the drive, you only see the gates, but there are a few that standout. We paid the $10 per car admission, and was well worth it just for the stop to Pebble Beach. We stopped at Spanish Bay for cocktails. NOTE: if you spend more... More

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Redding, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We did the loop 2 consecutive days. First by car and then by bike. It was a very scenic drive but definitely had that tourist feel with all of the cars, bikes & buses along the trek. We ended up stopping for lunch both times at Pebble Beach. I would include it in the list of things that you "must... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the 17 mile drive while visiting Monterey and it is beautiful and worthwhile! We kept pulling over to admire the view and take pictures. We noticed a lot of other couples doing the same thing.

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Linden, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you have some time, take the 17 mile drive. It costs $10 per car, but the views along the coast and Pebble Beach are breathtaking. Worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Much more busy than 15 yrs ago, still very attractive and the beaches are lovely. At times the sea was almost navy in colour.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You have to pay $10 to go on the drive. There are a number of viewing areas and a large club you can visit.

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