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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive
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US$750.00*
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Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour
Ranked #3 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.
Montclair, New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

What an amazing drive! Make sure to allow plenty of time to stop and explore! Bring a picnic so you can have lunch on the beach. End in Carmel and allow even more time to explore!

Visited August 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Good views of the sea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Good views of the sea and lovely views of seals, birds and sea otters! The rest is just admiring the rich peoples houses... I wouldnt go again, nothing too special to be honest

Visited August 2014
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Defiance
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“Nice scenic drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Really enjoyed the drive along the coast. Took us through Pebble Beach (note* there is a $10 charge just to drive through the Pebble Beach area) which has great views of the ocean. It was worth the time.

Visited August 2014
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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“Nice views but even better if you are a golfer!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a golfer's heaven and there are some great golf course views and coastal scenery. The inner areas are rather boring by comparison though. Highlight was our lunch stop at Pebble Beach sat outside on the patio watching golfers negotiate the 18th hole!
Lunch was excellent and surprisingly inexpensive for the type of place especially as you can use your 10$ entrance ticket towards the cost. BIG TIP - we entered via the Pacific Grove Gate and did the tour clockwise. Two benefits were that you get the less attractive section done first and therefore the drive just gets better and better but as import all the tourists seem to enter via the Highway Gate and travel anticlockwise which would less pleasurable as you are travelling in a greater line of traffic.

Visited August 2014
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Surrey, England
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“Shame about the weather”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Nice drive along the coast and I'm glad I can say I've done it, but wouldn't do it again. Freezing cold and very smelly where the sea lions congregate!

Visited August 2014
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