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Last updated 7/23/2021 at 11:46am

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The Lone Cypress, a member of one of only two Monterey Cypress forests in the world, has been standing sentinel at the edge of the Pacific Ocean for more than 250 years.

If you find yourself in Monterey or Carmel, don't hesitate to add the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to your must-see and do list.

This scenic loop is one of the most picturesque drives in the country, and can be accessed at several entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove, as well as from the main highway off of California State Route 1.

There's a fee to drive it, but it's well worth it, as you'll discover a host of jaw-dropping views, from dramatic coastal cliffs and white sand beaches to enchanting forests and giant trees. There are also famed golf courses and gorgeous homes dotting the are...



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