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“Beautiful, relaxing, worth it!”
Review of 17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive
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$695.00*
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Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour
Ranked #4 of 101 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.
Baltimore, Maryland
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“Beautiful, relaxing, worth it!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Loved the map and easy guided drive. Pebble beach and the Lone Cypress were my favorites! Not all of the stops are worthwhile but you can make the trip as long as you like. Ours took about 3 hours. Pebble beach was so relaxing!

Visited June 2013
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“Fabulous and Beautiful”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The 17-Mile Drive is a must if you are in the Monterey/Pacific Groves/Carmel area. Take a camera. Take your time. Take it all in. Take the Carmel Gate, park and walk around. Fabulous and Beautiful!

Visited May 2013
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Bakersfield, California
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“Beautiful and worth the time”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

$9.75 for entering 17 mile drive. The views are spectacular. The houses along the way are gorgeous. Bring a picnic. Wear walking shoes. Get out often car at one of the beaches and walk around and have lunch. Best views!

Visited June 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Worth the Admission”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We drove from the Pacific Grove gate to Carmel exit and then on the eastern side back later in the day. There's a fee to get on the road and then your receipt will get you back on that same day, after you wander off the drive.

We saw a variety of sea otters resting on the rocks, beautiful rock foundations surrounded by sprays of water, historic areas and cypress trees. We enoyed stopped at the points along the map. We read the placques, saw the sites, relaxed and took pictures along the way. The eastern drive takes you higher away from the water, while the western drive is close to the coast and takes you by some lovely homes and golf courses.

Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Incredible tour for even a non-golfer”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and I took the 17-Mile Drive while taking a day trip down the Pacific Coast during our trip to San Francisco. You begin the tour by paying the entrance fee at the gate to Pebble Beach. The guard will give you a tour brochure showing 21 different highlights and potential stops throughout the drive. The tour route is clearing marked with red markings on the road and a number of signs throughout the entire drive. The drive offers a nice combination of natural beauty, golf scenery, and views of impressive real estate. Be sure to stop at the Lodge and walk out to view the 18th hole of Pebble Beach.

Visited May 2013
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