I’m still day-dreaming about California. This week I’ve specifically had Northern California on the brain.
The 17-mile drive is located on the Monterey Peninsula or almost a two hour drive, with no traffic, South of the San Francisco International Airport. This wonderful winding road is a destination on its own.
You will not need to make reservations, but you will need to bring cash (and a camera). It costs about $10 per car to drive along the coast line to Pebble Beach or Carmel. There are multiple entry points, or gates, and you will be able to collect a map highlighting the points of interest.
Even though the road is always open, I recommending spending about 3 hours of daylight to take plenty pictures and enjoy the view. The scenery is incredible!
I suggest starting or ending your drive with a lovely lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants of the Pebble Beach Resort, especially if you love golf. Here you will have a delicious meal with a view!