Monterey….a typical small coast town along Hwy 1 and a perfect day trip from San Francisco.
Monterey is located between San Francisco and Carmel-By-The-Sea. From San Francisco, Monterey is approximately 2 1/2 hours and 120miles away. Between Monterey and Carmel-By-The-Sea, the 17-Mile Drive is located, which should definitely be another point on the Roadtrip-To-Do-List.
Capitola is a great alternative for a day trip to Santa Cruz. Capitola is really close to the crowded tourist destination! The little town has a mediterranean touch with its tiny, colorful houses and the small local shops and the calm wharf!
The 17-Mile-Drive – just unbelievably wonderful. You like being part of a postcard!
The 17-Mile-Drive is located southern of San Francisco along Highway One. To get there, there are five entrances (from North to South): the Pacific Grove Gate, the Country Club Gate, the S.F.B. Morse Gate, the Highway 1 Gate and the Carmel Gate. The fee of $10 is oh so worth it, you will see! As a pedestrian or bicyclist you do not have to pay to enter the scenic road.