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17-Mile Drive, Monterey

#1 of 429 in Scenic Drive in United States
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Do not go on the drive if you are in a rush, just take your time, relax and enjoy. Lots of in and out of the car but each stop is a different view and a different story. If other cars are behind you.....  more »
  • I'm torn between 3 stars and 4, as the coastal views are no more spectacular than those of Mendocino--or Maine--but as this area is undeniably gorgeous, I'm going with 4. You'll almost definitely see....  more »
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