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Set off on a delightful coastal adventure from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along California Highway 1, soak in the stunning coastline, visit attractions like Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, explore the iconic 17-Mile Drive, and experience the charming ambiance of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

🌊 Scenic coastal drive along California Highway 1 with numerous photo opportunities

🐚 Ample free time to explore attractions like Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

📷 Drive through the beautiful 17-Mile Drive, offering stunning coastal views and a chance to see the Lone Cypress Tree

🌴 Immerse yourself in the charming ambiance of Carmel-by-the-Sea, with its quaint shops, galleries, and relaxing beach


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:30am
Wednesday and Saturday 7:30am

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Languages: All commentary will be in English.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 11 Hours
  • What’s included:
    • On the morning drive to Monterey, you will see stunning Pacific Coast scenery along Highway 1. In Monterey, you will walk along historic Cannery Row to Old Fisherman’s Wharf or take the time to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In the afternoon, while cruising the famous 17-mile drive, you will encounter the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.
      • You will have about two hours of free time in Monterey and up to one hour in Carmel by the Sea.
    • Entry to the 17-Mile Drive
    • Pick up at two San Francisco locations
    • Local expert guide (English)
    • NOT Included: Entry to Monterey Bay Aquarium, meals or beverages, guide gratuity (recommended)
      • The tour makes a stop on the way to Monterey where you may purchase some snacks. There are many nice options for food or drink in Monterey where we will spend approximately two hours.
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times; also, other guests may be joining (up to 15 people).
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Rain or shine, the experience will be running.
  • Arrival: Plan to be at your pickup location a few minutes in advance.
  • Parking: Parking available at pick-up locations
  • What to wear: The Pacific Coast can be windy and chilly in the morning, so it’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
  • What to bring: Bring a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or a credit card for purchasing souvenirs or snacks.
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Restrooms will be available at stops along the way.

Anything else I should know before going on this experience?

  • Complimentary pick-up from hotels located in San Francisco is offered. If you are staying away from the downtown area, we suggest taking a shared ride service or public transportation to the Hilton Union Square hotel on O’Farrell Street. The pick-up is located outside the Mason Street side entrance.

Full description

Get ready for a captivating day trip as you depart from San Francisco on a journey to the scenic destinations of Monterey and Carmel. The drive along California Highway 1 offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, with ample opportunities to stop and admire the stunning coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for playful sea otters in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a haven for diverse marine life.

In historic Monterey, take some time to explore the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium or wander along the lively Cannery Row, immersing yourself in its vibrant atmosphere and browsing through unique boutiques. Don't miss the chance to savor a cup of piping hot chowder on Old Fisherman's Wharf, known for its delightful seafood offerings.

Next, venture onto the famous 17-Mile Drive, a picturesque route that meanders through the serene Del Monte Forest. Along the way, you'll be treated to magnificent coastal vistas, pass exquisite multi-million dollar homes, and have the opportunity to admire the iconic Pebble Beach golf course. Capture a photo of the rugged Lone Cypress Tree, a symbol of resilience and natural beauty.

Finally, arrive in the enchanting town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can leisurely stroll along Ocean Avenue, discovering charming shops, art galleries, and inviting cafes. Unwind on the white sandy beach, allowing the soft Pacific sand to tickle your toes and embracing the tranquil coastal ambiance.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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Matthew K.

The tour was excellent, covering all the major spots along the California coast from Santa Cruz to Monterey to Carmel-by-the-Sea. We had ample time to stop at key locations along the coast and capture some breathtaking photos. The 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach were particularly stunning. In Carmel, I recommend taking a walk to the beach if you're not planning to shop. It's a slightly challenging 0.5-mile walk from the bus stop due to the elevations, but the effort is absolutely worth it. While in Monterey, keep in mind that the aquarium is usually sold out unless you book in advance, so the two-hour stop allows for a leisurely lunch and other enjoyable activities. Don't forget to explore the scenic Lovers Point Trail in Pacific Grove, right next to Cannery Row. It offers remarkable views.

Daniel S.

Venturing outside of San Francisco and exploring more of California was a real delight. The 17 Mile Drive left us in awe with its stunning beauty, while Monterey offered a picturesque setting for a delightful seaside lunch. Carmel had its own unique charm, albeit with a slightly different vibe compared to Monterey. If you're looking to experience more of California while visiting San Francisco, this tour is a fantastic choice. I highly recommend it for an enriching and enjoyable experience.

Harper W.

Our trip to Monterrey and Carmel blessed us with perfect weather and an exceptional tour guide. The small group size made it easy to ask questions along the way and make stops at scenic highlights. Our guide was not only knowledgeable but also highly entertaining, providing fascinating information about not only our main destinations but also various locations en route. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and appreciated the guide's expertise.