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Day Trip to Monterey Bay and Carmel from Oakland
"Your tour begins in with a morning departure to Monterey Bay. The first stop will be at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included) we will spend approx. 1 hour and 30 mins at one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. The aquarium's great exhibition offers visitors a rich educational resource and is a northern California attraction not to be missed. Later you will explore the historical value of the old Fisherman's Wharf which lies between merchant ships and cruise ships on the bay. Cannery Row factory will be another stop along the way. Along the 17-mile California coast you will travel on you will enjoy the view of the bay which has a reputation for its wildlife
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Day Trip to Monterey Bay and Carmel from Oakland
"Your tour begins in with a morning departure to Monterey Bay. The first stop will be at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included) we will spend approx. 1 hour and 30 mins at one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. The aquarium's great exhibition offers visitors a rich educational resource and is a northern California attraction not to be missed. Later you will explore the historical value of the old Fisherman's Wharf which lies between merchant ships and cruise ships on the bay. Cannery Row factory will be another stop along the way. Along the 17-mile California coast you will travel on you will enjoy the view of the bay which has a reputation for its wildlife
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Day Trip to Monterey Bay and Carmel from Oakland
"Your tour begins in with a morning departure to Monterey Bay. The first stop will be at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included) we will spend approx. 1 hour and 30 mins at one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. The aquarium's great exhibition offers visitors a rich educational resource and is a northern California attraction not to be missed. Later you will explore the historical value of the old Fisherman's Wharf which lies between merchant ships and cruise ships on the bay. Cannery Row factory will be another stop along the way. Along the 17-mile California coast you will travel on you will enjoy the view of the bay which has a reputation for its wildlife
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17 Mile Drive Tips (48)

17 mile drive

17 mile drive is a gated drive around the ocean in the Pebble beach area. it costs about 10 dollars per car and although beautiful doesn't really contain anything ( other than the golf courses) that can't be seen elsewhere on the coast.

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Jim_Eliason
May 06, 2013

17 Mile Drive

This is one of these must do activities. This is a road the starts in Pacific Grove and ends in Carmel. It is a toll road and cost $8.75usd to enter. Well worth it considering you can enter all day. We drove out in Carmel, had lunch and drove back re-entering 17 mile drive. We did the same for dinner that night. All you have to do is show your receipt. But honestly, the guards never checked the receipt. When you pay the toll you get a map describing the numbered stops along the way.

The drive is beautiful, whether along the coast or through the exclusive homes. It does not take much time to drive through but allow plenty of time to stop at the numbered pull off as there are informative signs and amazing views.

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blueskyjohn
May 04, 2013

lost camera

If anyone found a Olympus camera on 17 mile drive actually closer to Lovers Point near the pink flowers that are in bloom please respond on this.site, pictures are non replaceable, the camera is I'm more interested in the SD card in the camera
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camry
Apr 21, 2013

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the main center of commercial activity in the 17 mile drive. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and has a hundred plus upscale rooms plus suites, small number of shops, a wine store and some restaurants within the premises. I will do a separate shopping tips for it.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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May 03, 2012
 
 
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Lone Cypress (new picture)

This Rare Monterey Cypress is the Iconic Symbole of Pebble Beach and the 17 mile drive plus The Lone Cypress Tree is the only living entity to be trademarked. This is the recent pictures of this iconic lone cypress tree with the vista point now further away from the tree that you have to use an ultrazoom camera to get closer to the tree.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 03, 2012

Lone Cypress (old picture)

Old 1989 Pictures of the Lone Cypress Tree, Back Then the vista point was nearer to the lone cypress unlike today where the vista point was moved further away. This Rare Monterey Cypress is the Iconic Symbole of Pebble Beach and the 17 mile drive plus The Lone Cypress Tree is the only living entity to be trademarked.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 03, 2012

Ghost Tree

It is actually not a ghost tree but a dried out and dead Monterey Cypress Tree that is why it has turned into a white shell of a tree. This ghost tree is near the Famous Lone Cypress tree and is one of the famous photo stops in the 17 mile drive. While Taking close pictures if the lone cypress, you will pass by these ghost tree.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 02, 2012

Views Around Spanish Bay Rocky Outcroppings

Part FIVE of my 17 mile drive tips with more pictures in and around the the Spanish Bay Area with the Rocky Outcroppings in 17 mile drive.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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May 02, 2012

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Views Around Spanish Bay Beaches

Part FOUR of my 17 mile drive tips with more pictures in and around the the Spanish Bay Area of 17 mile drive.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 02, 2012

Spanish Bay Golf Links

Part THREE of my 17 mile drive tips with more pictures in and around the the Spanish Bay Area Golf Links of 17 mile drive.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 02, 2012

Huckleberry Hill

Part Two of my 17 mile drive tips with more pictures in and around the 17 mile drive area.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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machomikemd
May 02, 2012

Scenic Drive along the Pacific Ocean (1)

This will be a multi part tip with more pictures in and around the 17 mile drive area.

the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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May 02, 2012

Things to Do Near 17 Mile Drive

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Fisherman's Wharf

This is located to the right of the Old Fisherman's Pier. The plaque reads: We dedicate this monument, The Fisherman, by Artist Jesse Corsaut, to those who made a living from the riches of the sea,...
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Maritime Museum

I noticed a show Trancendental Visions are the website. It turned out to be a Day of the Dead show. Then I realized that the show was a virtual show. Pretty cool! I thought this kind of stuff only...
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Whale Watching

We had such an outstanding trip with the Monterey Bay Whale Watch! Our trip lasted for 3 hours and the boat ride alone was fun, not to mention the whale! And did we see whales! Besure to read about...
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Dennis the Menace Park

It's not often you find a playground that is as much fun for adults as it is for the kids. The Dennis the Menace Park in El Estero Lake. The playground was designed by Hank Ketcham, creator of the...
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Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail runs along what use to be old Southern Pacific railroad tracks that serviced Cannery Row. Lots of folks including ourselves walking along and enjoying the sights...
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Recognized as one of the best aquarium's in the US. This is a must see on any visit to Monterey. The Aquarium sits bayside with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. right outside the door is the natural...
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Getting to 17 Mile Drive

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Through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, California

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