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Monterey Bay Big Sur Helicopter Tour
"Board the helicopter at Monterey Regional Airport and slip on your headphones to hear the live onboard narration from your professional pilot who customizes your tour and offers informative commentary throughout your 60-minute flight.Your pilot takes you along an exciting 23-mile (37-km) route down California’s central coastline all the way to Big Sur. Snap photos of the expansive vist including the mountains of the Southern Coast Ranges and admire views of Carmel and Big Sur’s Santa Lucia Mountains that rise dramatically from the blue ocean. Look for whales and other marine mammals as you soak up the spectacular landscape below including the Bixby Creek Bridge possibly the most photographed bridge on the entire Pacific Coast Highway."
From $475.00
 
Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
From $140.00
 
Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00

Inspired Moments Tips (12)

beaches to comb

We made many stops to picnic and for photos of wind-swept beaches, sheer cliffs and even elephant seals lounging but kept a steady pace knowing we needed to find a place to pitch our tent for the...
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richiecdisc
Sep 15, 2009

the key to no reservations is not being too picky

Back on the Pacific Coast Highway, heading north, even more spectacular chunks of the coast unfolded before us, with wild flowers in profusion and a roller-coaster series of steep inclines and...
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richiecdisc
Sep 15, 2009

mysterious but reassuring

For some, the ocean is a foreboding thing, something to be feared and mysterious. Growing up near one, it's always been something reassuring to me, especially now, after two months of desert travel,...
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richiecdisc
Sep 15, 2009

Burgers and Dashboard-Jesuses

In&Out is a rather well known burger chain which originated in SoCal in 1948. With a simple menu, it relies on never frozen ingredients and doing things like cutting their own potatoes and making...
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

Ewoks

We saw no Ewoks. (However, does not recognizes Ewoks) A little disappointed. So we did the next best thing, we became Ewoks. Singing – Dancing.
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

Shapes and shadows

The forest was forever changing. It looked just alive as it was. Shapes, shadows and colors were singing.
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

The Prophet

The Prophet was kind. The secret trail only took 5 minutes. And, IT WAS WORTH IT! Expectation met; sign of a good salesman. We were speechless.
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

Tripping Billies

We're wearing nothingNothing but our shadowsShadows falling down onThe beach sandRemembering once out onThe beachesWe wore pineapple grass bracelets
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

tbillies

So why would you careTo get out of this placeYou and me and all our friendsSuch a happy human raceWe're tripping billies
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

tbillies

We are all sittingLegs crossed around a fireMy yellow flame she dancesTequila drinking, oh,Our minds will wanderTo wondrous places
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

tbillies

So why would you careTo get out of this placeYou and me and all our friendsSuch a happy human raceEat drink and be merry-DMB
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003

Silence Never Sounded So Loud

9 of us sat for long periods of times… and nothing was said. Then Kev said this, and we started to giggle.
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Pounder73
Jul 10, 2003
 
 
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"Big Sur: A Rare Gift"
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"Big Sur, One of My Favorite Places"
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Things to Do Near Big Sur

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Bixby Bridge

The Bixby bridge is just one of the Many Bridges you cross to and from Monterey Going to the Central Coasts of California to Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Lucia, Pismo Beach, Cambria, etc along the...
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Bixby Bridge

The Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete arch bridge in Big Sur, 120 miles south of San Francisco and 13 miles south of Carmel on State Route 1. Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932,...
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McWay Falls

The highlight of the state park is McWay falls. To enter and park there is a self pay honor system of $10.00. As I heard many people say while walking around this is a huge waste of money because...
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Garland Ranch Regional Park

Garland Ranch Regional Park is located just a short drive up Carmel Valley Road, and is a great place to get away from civilization for a while. This park has easy to difficult trails that go from...
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Point Lobos State Reserve

The Reserve opens daily at 9 A.M. Visitors must leave the reserve by the closing time posted at the ranger station Summer closing time: Daylight Savings Time: begins Sunday, April 4, 2004. No...
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17 Mile Drive

Every previous visit I've made to Carmel has been a foggy one. On my last trip however, I finally timed it right. It was a GORGEOUS, sun-sun-sunny day - perfect for doing the 17-Mile Drive. If you're...
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