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17-Mile Drive

Monterey, CA 93953
+1 800-654-9300
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Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour
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Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco
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Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Monterey, CA 93953
+1 800-654-9300
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

Pat the $10 and take this drive. There is a map that tells you where to stop and what it is you are looking at. I took a picture of the map highlight before I took pictures of all the scenery. You can do this...More

Thank NanaToGage
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Great time in Monterey. Golf is always great and the weather in the fall is superb. The Old Del Monte staff was great and while the course was water starved due to the drought, they worked hard to make the playing surfaces acceptable. Blackhorse and...More

Thank gsoco
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Stayed on the other side of Asilormar and walked to the Beach. Parking is a challenge. However the beach is wonderful.

Thank lovetoseethesights
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Monterey seemed a normal busy - but this 17 mile drive was stop and go all the way - we only went to Carmel and didn't attempt any further. Suggest going in the morning - avoid any where near rush hour.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed April 9, 2016

The drive is good and I would say its a must see, however there are other beaches in the area such as Carmel and big sur just down the road that give even better views in my opinion (and are free) Get there early to...More

Thank gavvygavster1978
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We started this drive early in the morning around 8am, less traffic at this time. beautiful scenery from the start, lots of large houses to drive past, where we started from it was high up and in woodland, when we started to go down near...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Never to be missed,go by a car or rent a bike and enjoy the beauty of this creation by God. We were mesmerized

Thank Anshita G
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

If you see this coastal area you will be filled with amazement and wonder. Very beautiful but be prepared to spend most of a day. It is that good! And for $10? Totally worth it! Be sure to take a lot of pictures or video....More

Thank Houston91
Reviewed April 8, 2016

This drive is filled with an amazing sceneries and little with nice houses and beautiful golf courses. The right time to visit is a clear and sunny day so that you can see the pacific and all the lush greenery around for a beautiful picture.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe. The beauty of the landscape is breathtaking. If you are even remotely close to this area it is a must do drive.

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Julia B
September 4, 2017|
Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
On 17 Mile Drive there are stops where you can get out and the shore is right there. Most places have handicap parking so bring your parking card
Annette R
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Vivien P | Reviewed this property |
Many houses are obscured by the terrain and plants , trees, bushes and fences.
Sarah S
June 7, 2017|
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Response from MaineTraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe the closest place to rent bikes is at Lovers Point Park (Adventures by the Sea). Also, bikes can ride the road for free!