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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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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 yesterday

We did this in the afternoon whilst waiting for our hotel rooms to be ready. Quite a lot of the drive is through pleasant forest where the other half live ;) The coastal bit is pretty, but not worth $10 when you can get virtually...More

Thank DrDee-1
Reviewed yesterday

The 17 miles drive is marvelous – we visited for the second time, this time with mountain bikes and it is a great ride with some challenging climbs but overall very well accessible by bike.

Thank SavertFamily
Reviewed yesterday

The perfect meeting of land and sea. Arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in the world. If you are drawn here for the events then there is not a better more picturesque venue. If you are here just for the scenery...More

Thank markz377
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a beautiful part of the state nestled in between several golf courses. They are a number of scenic lookouts and it is worth stopping at least once to take in the stunning views.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband was in heaven!! Interesting drive, even with teenage girls, and probably worth the $10 entrance fee.

Thank jowag
Reviewed 3 days ago

I actually stumbled across 17 mile drive by accident, we had breakfast in Carmel and were heading back to Monterey and came across the gatehouse (yep you need to pay). It was around $10 from memory but amazing to see the golf courses, seals and...More

Thank Chinny26
Reviewed 3 days ago

This drive is well worth it....you go thru very different areas from open beach to hills. Can get crowded with tourists but well worth the visit.

Thank Pjb428
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good drive with plenty of stopping places for watching the seals or taking photos. Sea otters pass by often as well as deer that are used to people so they don't run away.

Thank sashpole
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove 17 mile drive whilst spending time in Monterey. Great scenery and a must do experience. You certainly need to make sure you have time to do this any justice as there are lots of stop offs along the way. Ensure you have some snacks...More

Thank Tony_Julie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took this Drive, not knowing what to expect and it was fabulous. All the view points are numbered and most had plenty of parking. Almost all the view points had posted notices that state do not go past this point, or no walking on the...More

Thank Ruth P
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Annette R
10 August 2017|
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Response from fyremaven | Reviewed this property |
Remember the homes you can "see" while driving along the 17 mile drive are PRIVATE homes and if you trespass or act too nosy around their property line they may not like it. The private houses are not part of a tour even... More
Sarah S
8 June 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!
8 June 2017|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
No closures that we were aware of. Enjoy your trip! Hx