USA Travel Tip: 17-mile Drive

As it’s the 4th of July this Saturday and the Americans will be celebrating their Independence Day, I thought I’d give you a top notch travel tip in the U.S. of A.

If you’re in California and have a day to spare, instead of hitting the outlets like there’s no tomorrow (been there, done that, have the credit card bill to prove it), I urge you to get yourself a car and drive to Monterey. A gorgeous piece of the American landscape is waiting to be explored.

What is called the 17-mile Drive stretches from Pacific Grove through Spanish Bay, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach’s famous golf course, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful beaches and a real taste of the California lifestyle. You could quite easily spend the entire day on this small strip of the Pacific coastline, just taking it all in with the salty sea air.

Just look at these pictures and you’ll understand:

Surfers on the beach in Spanish Bay

Surfers on the beach in Spanish Bay

 

Strolling on the boardwalk near Spanish Bay

Strolling on the boardwalk near Spanish Bay

 

Embrace the calming waves of the Pacific

Embrace the calming waves of the Pacific

 

The Lone Cypress - an icon, and one of the most photographed trees in the world.

The Lone Cypress – an icon, and one of the most photographed trees in the world.

 

Soak in the prestigious atmosphere of the Pebble Beach Golf Club. Exit through the gift shop.

Soak in the prestigious atmosphere of the Pebble Beach Golf Club. Exit through the gift shop.

 

Happy 4th of July, my American friends!