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17-Mile Drive, Monterey

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A scenic road winding its way over the Monterey Peninsula, 17-Mile Drive runs along the Pacific coastline and passes several well-known golf courses and private mansions. Serving as the main road of a gated community, this drive features several scenic overlooks where you can take in unobstructed views of the region's mountains and beaches. Once inside the community's gates, follow the posted signs and red lines painted on the pavement to stay on the route. For street views and a list of nearby attractions, check out the interactive map provided on the official website. For 17-Mile Drive and beyond, use our Monterey family vacation planner to get the most from your Monterey vacation.
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  • 17 mile drive is a must see. In March the seals are pupping. They are protected but you can still see them through the fence. The water is a gorgeous blue green. The drive has spectacular views of the...  more »
  • This drive had been on out bucket list for a long time and I was amazed how vast it is . You are charged toll fee and are given an information leaflet highlighting historical and interesting points of...  more »
  • This ride is a must-have. We spent some hours to enjoy this round trip in a beautiful and amazing nature with perfect ocean views. This place is mostly known from the PGA US Open. If you like to know ...  more »