Monterey, Carmel, and the 17 Mile Drive

Take the day off and spend it driving about Highway 1 from San Francisco to the Monterey Peninsula before stopping in Carmel-by-the-Sea before your return to The City. This adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip to see sites you have never seen before and to experience one of the most enticing beaches on the West Coast.

 This beachy peninsula was made famous by affluent and influential public figures who would come to the Pebble Beach to vacation – away from the city and relax on the beach. This now busy tourist town, was originally brought to life to home artists and scientists.

 Artists made their way over here after the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake to rebuild a broken city with their talents. They opened their first community cultural center in 1907 where actors put on performances for the town.

 Scientists found this community interestingly perfect for initiating the Carnegie Institution established the Coastal Laboratory. This caused a number of scientists to move to the area to conduct further research for both wildlife and sea creatures.

With an extended stop in the Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past, you may not want to get back on the bus! You can make stops at Cannery Row, made famous by writer John Steinbeck, and visit their small shops and elegant restaurants overlooking the Pacific, not to mention the world-famous Monterey Aquarium that offers a ton of family fun!

 As you relax and wind down your way back to San Fran with your drive down Highway 1, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and get your Polaroid moments. You will even get to see the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course! When you stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea, there will be opportunities to discover the charming and quaint town with its amazing shops and unique architecture.

If you want to hit the open road with us and be captivated by the most stunning scenic views that Northern California offers, you can book a tour with us here at:

 We can’t wait to meet you there!