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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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  • Kind of sad they feel the need to charge to drive on this road. But it was a nice drive and perhaps it does keep some vehicles from entering. 
    Kind of sad they feel the need to charge to drive on this road. But it was a nice drive and perhaps it does keep some vehicles from entering.  more »
  • While the views are spectacular, you needn't pay to see them. There are many places along the coast highway with views just as nice or even nicer. If your heart is set on seeing the golf courses... 
    While the views are spectacular, you needn't pay to see them. There are many places along the coast highway with views just as nice or even nicer. If your heart is set on seeing the golf courses...  more »

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