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Address: Monterey, CA 93953
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Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this...

Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.

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US$750.00*
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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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This is a wonderful activity to undertake. The scenery is just beautiful. Real attention has gone into making this a great tourist journey. There is a red dotted line that... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful activity to undertake. The scenery is just beautiful. Real attention has gone into making this a great tourist journey. There is a red dotted line that directs you, there is good informative signage, lots of viewing points , and don't forget the wildlife. If you are in this area and don't do this, you will be... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always drive here when in the area. It's one of the most beautiful spots in the country with the sea and the beautiful trees.

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Hubert, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For only $10 you get access to Pebble beach and the amazing scenery along the coast. A must see for anyone visiting the area.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip! So many places to stop for amazing views of the coastline. Some of the spots can get a bit crowded but we went on a rainy day so it wasn't too bad. Even with the clouds and fog cover it was amazing. Lots of great spots to see wildlife as well- seals, otters,... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This drive is worth the time it takes to do it! The scenery is wonderful, the pictures are gorgeous and eating lunch at Pebble Beach Golf Links was the topping on the cake!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the 17 mile drive. The views were gorgeous. Also, my husband is a golf lover, so seeing Pebble Beach and enjoying cocktails on the 18th hole was amazing!

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see. Put it in your list if you're in the Carmel or Monterey area. Just beautiful. The views are amazing and there's a lot of spots to stop with parking so you can enjoy the views and take pictures. If you're into golf you'll be able to see some of the most amazing courses like pebble beach.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic drive and well worth the effort, if you have no time to see the big Sur or in our case due to bad weather it is closed, you will see the same pretty much here. Great view and drive

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Monterey this is a must do. Take the day and drive to Carmel by using 17 mile drive. There is a $10 fee but well worth it on a clear day. Make sure to take the time to stop at the many lookout points along the way. Tons of great photo ops. The drive to Carmel... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We drove this stretch of road for my birthday and it was absolutely beautiful! We ran into a man watching whales and stopped to enjoy a pod of whales go by. Absolutely amazing to see!

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