17 Mile Drive

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Monterey Peninsula – a portion of the 17 mile drive
Photo by: Rudolf Stricker, Creative Commons

Located in the sunny side of California, 17 Mile Drive is one of the most famous places that a visitor should not fail to visit when he is in the area. It is a very long scenic route through the Pacific Grove that leads you to Pebbles Beach community. Visitors will have a great time taking pictures of the long stretch of the Pacific coastline as well as the many elegant mansions and golf courses that line the stretch of 17 Mile Drive.

The best time to take that road trip along 17 Mile Drive is during the morning when the fog usually lasts until late noon. One will love the breathtaking view the long stretch has to offer that frequent stopovers during the road trip are quite tempting to make. The incredible beaches and the golf courses, not to mention the mansions are a marvel to look at. During your drive, you will also be passing by the Del Monte Forest, which is quite awe inspiring because of the abundance of cypress trees and Monterey pines in it. There are also several villas in the forest that are available for visitors who would want to book and stay in the area for a break. Do remember to bring your camera with you and load up on the batteries and films so that you can capture all the wonderful places and things that you will be seeing while cruising along the winding road. Don’t be surprised to see seagulls, sea lions and even seals at the Seal and Bird Rocks area which you will also be passing by during your drive, as they are the frequent “visitors” of the area.

Cruising along 17 Mile Drive is something a group of travelers should take time to do as they will definitely enjoy the scenic route the whole seventeen miles has to offer. They will even get to appreciate the natural beauty of the different sites that they will be encountering during their road trip.

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