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Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel

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#2 of 38 in Scenic Drive in California
Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
Nearly 8 million vehicles have visited Seventeen Mile Drive since 1990, to see what is known as one of the most scenic drives in the world. On this 17 mi (27 km) road, you will see a beach of pure white sand, a 2,150 hectare (5,300 acre) Del Monte Forest, three famous links golf courses, and much more. You'll have an opportunity to photograph one of the most photographed trees in North America--the Lone Cypress--which has withstood rains, winds, and fires for 250 years. Stop at the Spanish Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean, and have your own scenic picnic. Bear in mind, there is a fee to pay for the drive. Using our custom trip planner, Carmel attractions like Seventeen Mile Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The time we spent on the drive was well spent, only the 17$ entrance is a bit exaggerated. The second part of the ride alongside the beach is stunning and made we want to play golf at this place :)  more »
  • It is a road that runs along the coastline between carmel and monterey and some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, starting from that of Pebble beach. The tour offers breathtaking views, between cliffs, beaches, wonderful villas and well-kept vegetation to consider that at the entrance prompted a 10 euro per car, price amply repaid from this experience not to be missed.
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  • I recommend to do this by car, and not by bicycle. It's quite a ride, up and down. And it can be very windy. In turn, you get a fantastic scenery, one of the nicest across the US probably. The cost-li...  more »

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