ohio girl travels

Noted as one of the most scenic drives in the world, the 17-Mile Drive allows visitors to explore the spectacular scenery of the Pacific Coast.

The famous coastal drive runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach with breathtaking views of the rugged Pacific coastline and the magnificent Del Monte Forest.

Don't miss the 17-Mile Drive in Monterey County, featuring stunning coastlines, iconic landmarks like the Lodge at Pebble Beach, Point Joe, Spanish Bay, Fanshell Overlook, and the Lone Cypress.

Visitors are required to stop at the 17-Mile Drive Toll Gate to pay the $10 (per car load) toll and will receive a map of the 17-Mile Drive points of interest.

Whether you have a full day or just a few hours to explore, visiting Pebble Beach and its shops and restaurants, you'll be thrilled by the scenic drive and breathtaking coastal views!

We spent our time driving leisurely along the coastline, stopping at almost every vista point to watch the waves crash into the shoreline and to spot sea otters, or seals frolicking in the ocean.

Watching wildlife thrive in their natural habitat is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and makes you realize how important it is to protect the beautiful world we live in!

Having endured over 250 years atop the rocky cliffs, the unique Monterey Cypress tree has become the iconic symbol of Pebble Beach.