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. Make 17-Mile Drive part of your personalized Monterey itinerary using our Monterey trip itinerary tool .
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  • Beautiful views along this 17-Mile Drive! You can take your time driving, and enjoying the amazing scenery!  more »
  • My three friends and I agreed that we enjoyed the coastal drive from Carmel to Big Sur more than we enjoyed the 17-Mile Drive, but we had a week in Carmel, and we had plenty of time to do both (and mo...  more »
  • $10.25 is the entry charge for a car. It's worth paying that money. My Suggestion will be keep no more than half day for this activity even if you stop at every point for sigh seeing. Kids and Familie...  more »

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Munras Avenue and the adjoining side streets have the greatest choice of places to stay in Monterey, ranging from upscale hotels to atmospheric and old-fashioned bed and breakfasts. It's certainly possible to find budget-friendly options in town, with a good number of guesthouses and simple hotels available along Munras. You'll also find some hotels along Cannery Row to the north.
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