17-Mile Drive

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17-Mile Drive
tips and insights

Nearby destinations

These travel attractions are on the Monterey Peninsula:


Carmel-by-the Sea

A quaint, artsy community known for its galleries and shopping boutiques.



Home of the Monterey Aquarium (a Hillman Bronze Medal winner) and the historic Cannery Row.


Pacific Grove

On the tourist map because a multitude of colorful butterflies winter here.


Point Lobos

A nature reserve with a quiet, low-keyed personality.

More distant

Popular among visitors and locals alike:


Big Sur

California Highway 1 hugs this pristine, craggy, vast-scoped coastline. The first 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Carmel is the best part of the Big Sur.


San Simeon

William Randolph Hearst's storybook castle is just under 3 hours from Carmel.

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