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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
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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
 
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

Most Viewed Things to Do in Big Sur

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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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State Parks

Right in the middle area of Big Sur, on Highway 1, is the turnoff to a nice state park called Pfeiifer. There are plenty of hiking trails. This is not a coastal park, Pfeiifer is all about the...
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Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle’s history begins in 1865, when George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranch land. In 1919, William Randolph Hearst inherited what had grown to more than 250,000 acres, and was dreaming...
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Beaches

Walking along the bluffs is a great way to enjoy Big Sur and perhaps you find no better views but taking the extra time to get down onto a secluded beach is another fine reward. The paths down are...
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Pacific Coast Highway

We rented a car in Los Angeles and enjoyed driving along this twisting, cliff-hanging route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. Designated an...
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Flora / Fauna

Elephant seals are not something you see every day unless of course, you're on the California coast where their numbers are increasing. This in no way diminishes the feeling of seeing one or an entire...
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Bridges

The Rocky Creek bridge is the less famous of the CA Highway 1 arched bridged in the California Central Coast. This bridge is nearer to the Monterey Peninsula by a few miles but if you are driving...
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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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Day Trip

This famous street, formerly known as Ocean View Avenue, became world famous due to the Famous Novel of John Steinbeck called Cannery Row that also became a movie. In 1958 it was renamed into Cannery...
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Coastal Views

among the post card perfect views when cruising the historic Highway 1 section in the Central Coast area of Big Sur is Point Sur, which is just a few miles after the Bixby Bridge. The Point Sur is...
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Highway 101

attention tip editor! you have misplaced this tip since the US 101 South and North does not pas by the Central Coast Section of Big Sur, Only California State Route One or Highway 1 actually passes by...
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Carmel Mission

Carmel Mission Church otherwise known as the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, one of the 21 spanish missions along the california area and was relocated to Carmel from Monterey in 1771 by...
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Los Padres National Forest

Stretching 220 miles between Monterey and Los Angeles County, Los Padres National Forest encompasses 1.75 million acres of mostly chaparral, oak, evergreen, pinyon-juniper, and conifer forest....
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Monterey Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Acquarium is one of the Highlights in walking around Cannery row of Monterey and is an important things to do in the area. It is located near the southern end of Cannery row. It was...
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