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“ENJOYABLE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seventeen Mile Drive

Seventeen Mile Drive
Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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Private Tour
$200*
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Private Tour: Monterey Coastal Sights by Bike
Ranked #10 of 44 Activities in Carmel
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Tulsa, OK
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“ENJOYABLE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The scenery is beautiful. We bought lunch at a Deli in Monterey and ate on the beach. The golf courses, houses and beaches are beautiful. Well worth the toll to experience, at least once!

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“Beautiful coastline -- don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We rode our road bikes from Seaside to Carmel and back, and took in this drive. The 17-mile drive has a bike lane all along the coast, north to south, but the lane disappears around Pebble Beach Lodge. We are seasoned bike tourers, so the narrow road and minimal traffic (during the week) didn't bother us.

There are several pullouts available for cars to take in the views. Take advantage of them.

This is one scenic drive that all visitors to California should experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Checked the Box”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Had a number of friends who, when they found out that we were going to be in the area, said that the 17 mile drive was a "must see." So, we did. Found it to be nice, and we especially liked the Pebble Beach clubhouse view of the 18th fairway, but in retrospect, the $10 drive was nowhere near as appealing our subsequent drive down the Pacific coast to Carmel, past Big Sur, etc., which was free, to boot.

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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Worth the 10.00 bucks! So, go ahead and spend the money for million dollar views. You will not regret it especially when the sun is shining.

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“Worth it if you...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Felt this was a bit overrated.

The first half is a windy road through a wooded residential area, it's the second half that is pretty along the coast and there is a stop with a little rock island full of seals.

One thing they don't tell you is that if you spend over $30 in one of the restaurants you can submit your $9.75 entrance fee receipt and it will be deducted from your bill. I recommend stopping for a bite at "The Bench", not too pricey, a beautiful restaurant with a stunning view. Outdoor patio with fireplaces, gorgeous. "The Bench" is in "The Lodge" building. The Lodge lounge is also gorgeous for a drink.

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