I've Googled it, went to the Pebble Beach website and read the entry for it on TA, but I guess I'm just unclear of what *exactly* are the points of interest on the drive. We're debating whether or not to do it. From what I understand, a big point of interest is the Lone Cypress. It would be neat to see this--I'm assuming paying to get in the drive is the only way to see it?
My husband and I do golf, so pretty golf courses are interesting to us, but beyond that, is it just big houses and wealthy people? I don't mean to downplay it, but we'd be more interested in seeing beautiful views of the coastline, the ocean, nice beaches, etc. We will be in Carmel for 2.5 days. One day we planned to hike at Point Lobos all morning and do the Aquarium in the afternoon. The next day we're driving to Big Sur and hiking/exploring there.
Do you think we'll see enough of the coast doing those activities and should just do the drive if we've got extra time, or is it something that we should fit in somehow? Also, are the views nice in the evening if we decided to do the drive after dark, or do you really need to go during daylight to appreciate it?