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Location: Monterey, CA United States | Monterey, United States
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Exploration of Central California's stunning coastal towns
Monterey's historic Cannery Row & fresh seafood eateries
Free time to explore Carmel's beachy shops & art galleries
Sights include the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach & Bird ROck
Scenic ride down famed Pacific Coast Highway & 17-Mile Drive
Guided tour of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Pacific Coast Highway
Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Francisco hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Surf crashes beneath rocky cliffs, cypress forests fade into white sand beaches, sea lions lounge on historic wharfs—the rugged romance of the California coast is undeniably alluring. Take in the best of it on this full-day excursion to seaside Monterey and utterly lovely Carmel-by-the-Sea.
After you're picked up from your hotel, head south on the storied Pacific Coast Highway toward Monterey. This celebrated seaside town is known for its pristine marine sanctuary, world-class aquarium, and charming historic buildings. Grab a seafood lunch and stroll the waterfront along Cannery Row, dubbed for its now-shuttered sardine factories and made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same name.
From there, pass the rocky coves and beaches of Pacific Grove and enter the stretch of ocean-hugging highway known as the 17-Mile Drive. The scenery here includes the Pebble Beach golf course and plenty of natural beauty, including Del Monte Forest, Bird Rock, and the Lone Cypress, which sits perched on a rocky outcrop above the sea.
Arrive in the enchanting resort town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and soak up the laidback vibe at your leisure. Check out the boutiques and galleries along Ocean Avenue, dig your toes into the sand and watch the waves roll in, or delve into California history with a visit to the Carmel Mission. On your return drive to San Francisco, a stop at the sandy swath of Half Moon Bay or surfer-attentive Santa Cruz rounds out your tour of Central Cali's coastal highlights.
Know before you book:
You must bring a child safety seat for children under 8 years of age or 4 foot 9 inches (144 cm) tall.,
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Tour stops may vary.,
Pick-up is between 8 and 8:40 AM depending on your hotel location. You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.
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