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“Beautiful Coastline” 4 of 5 stars
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Seventeen Mile Drive
Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from...
Ranked #6 of 97 things to do in Carmel
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Lake Forest, California
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Beautiful Coastline”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The drive is worth making at least once. You might want to do it in the opposite order they recommend. Bring a jacket, as even in summer the beaches can be breezy and brisk. Oh, and bring a camera, of course!

Visited April 2013
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“When did they build all these houses?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Beautiful scenery, beyond the doubt. But, there were a surprising number of enormous houses along the drive. It was disappointing to see guide wires helping to steady The Lone Cypress. Seeing and listening to the sea lions made up for that.

Visited November 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We rode this on our bikes. There are some long downhills. The road is otherwise okay, traffic is a little heavy in certain areas and there was one really angry driver.

Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
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“Fabulous 17 Mile Drive!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The best attraction in Carmel is the famous 17 mile drive, it is well worth seeing. And the infamous lone pine is the most photographed tree in the world. If you are touring Carmel you must do the drive!!!

Visited August 2013
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“very good but dont rush”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It is well worth the time but don't rush as the views are fantastic. we paid but some people just drove past the barriers unchallenged. Make sure its not a foggy day or your trip may not be worth it.

Visited October 2013
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