One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world, this stretch of highway runs between Pacific Grove and Carmel. You will ... More
One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world, this stretch of highway runs between Pacific Grove and Carmel. You will see incredible beaches, six golf courses and more mansions than you can count. You will drive by several epicurean restaurants, all of which will refund the USD8 toll fee that you pay to drive this road. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter for free. The road snakes its way like a serpent, along the California coast and then through the Del Monte Forest. This drive is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Bring lots of film. See website for visitor details.
Maybe I was on a different 17 mile drive, but all I saw was really expensive real estate and housing development. Very few crowded places to stop and look at the scenery. The small reward were 2 sea otters at a beach....when I finally got to the scenic part. Don't waste your $8.25 to pay for someone else's road. Drive an hour or two south down the PCH to get FREE views of some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth.
The 17 mile drive is a must for anyone staying more than a day in the area. The scenery is varied and beautiful, with many places to stop (especially good if you are travelling with kids!). If you feel splurgy you can have lunch at Pebble Beach too.
The Red Roof Inn and Suites Monterey is conveniently located near Highway 1, 68, and 218, near the juncture of
Monterey, Seaside, and Del Rey Oaks. Less than five miles away from Monterey Fairgrounds and the beach, it's easy ...
This Quality Inn is located across the street from Marina State Beach, and is approximately ten miles from Monterey Peninsula
Airport. Local attractions include the Pebble Beach Golf Course, approximately 15 miles away, and Carmel by the Sea, located ...
Knights Inn Carmel Hill is located approximately five miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport and two miles from downtown, 17 Mile
Drive, Cannery Row, and Carmel Plaza. This location is also next to the Del Monte Shopping Center, three miles ...