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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. Make 17-Mile Drive part of your personalized Monterey itinerary using our Monterey trip itinerary tool.
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  • Beautiful views, nice relaxing drive. Very comforting to sit and listen to the ocean. Roads in great condition. 
    Beautiful views, nice relaxing drive. Very comforting to sit and listen to the ocean. Roads in great condition.  more »
  • Given how beautiful Big Sur is, why bother? Save the $11 and drive ten minutes down the coast. OK it is fun to do "house porn" and watch the billionaire mansions. But we felt ripped off: they are... 
    Given how beautiful Big Sur is, why bother? Save the $11 and drive ten minutes down the coast. OK it is fun to do "house porn" and watch the billionaire mansions. But we felt ripped off: they are...  more »

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