Welcome to the narrated offline driving tour of 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, California!
17 Mile Drive:
Buckle up for one of the most picturesque stretches of roadway in the world! Roll your windows down and cruise along the Monterey Peninsula, taking in unbroken views of the untouched coastline.
All the while, we’ll fill you in on the area’s history and point out all the best places to stop and take a closer look. Learn about historic shipwrecks, the Mexican colony that once occupied the peninsula, John Steinbeck’s inspiration for his novel Cannery Row, and so much more!
See can’t-miss landmarks like the Lone Cypress, one of the most photographed trees in America, and walk along the shores of the gorgeous Pebble Beach. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or married to the sea, the 17 Mile Drive has something for everyone!
Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide?
This tour includes:
■ Welcome to 17 Mile Drive
■ Custom’s House and Fisherman's Wharf
■ Cannery Row
■ Monterey Bay Aquarium
■ Lovers Point Park
■ The Kissing Rock
■ Point Pinos Bend
■ Asilomar State Beach
■ 17 Mile Drive Gate
■ The Links at Spanish Bay
■ Spanish Bay
■ Point Joe
■ China Rock
■ Bird Rock
■ Seal Rock Creek Beach
■ Fanshell Beach Overlook
■ Cypress Point Lookout
■ The Crocker Cypress Grove
■ The Lone Cypress
■ Pescadero Point
■ Pebble Beach
■ Stillwater Cove Access
■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.
■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.
■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.
■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.
■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.
FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:
Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.
■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.
■ Scenic Pacific Coast Highway
Explore the iconic and breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway with this roadtrip tour guide! Drive from San Francisco to LA or LA to SF, exploring Big Sur and more.
■ San Francisco and Golden Gate:
Explore all that San Francisco has to offer, from the twists and turns of Lombard Street, through the bustling streets of Chinatown, and across the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge!
■ Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour:
Visit all of your favorite Celebrity Homes and hear about their famous occupants! Drive from Sunset Strip to Bel Air and check out celeb homes in high-end Rodeo Drive, luxurious Beverly Hills, and star-studded Hollywood Hills
■ California Bundle
This comprehensive California Bundle is a self-guided driving tour of Hollywood, LA filming locations, 17 Mile Drive, Big Sur, Pacific Coast Highway, San Francisco City, Silicon Valley, Joshua Tree, La Jolla, and Lake Tahoe.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
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Ratings and Reviews
Fun and informative
We have young kids in car seats and we can’t always get in and out and read all the signs that I would like to. This app was helpful so we could enjoy the drive and learn about the history and area all at once. I do wish it didn’t ask me so many times what I thought of the app. If you are using your phone as your camera, download the app on another person’s phone so you don’t have to keep unplugging it/switching back and forth.
Developer Response ,
Awesome! So glad you and your family enjoyed the tour! Thanks so much for the detailed reviews. We will definitely take your suggestions into account and GREAT tip on using a second phone for photos!
Excellent self-drive guide!
We played it in the car and listened, stopping at each place for as long as we wanted. My kids (11 & 13) first seemed put off by the idea of listening, bit quickly changed their minds begging me to start the audio before the car got moving again. Very cool that the app would auto-play as you got closer to each point!!
One suggestion might be to play the audio before the point such as the Lone Cypress. We had to back track to see it.
Also, perhaps a little fix to the “more” areas to continuously play even if the user goes back to the map?
I really do wish I had an additional tour for Carmel and further south along the PCH. We drove the whole way and really really missed hearing all about it like we did in Monterey. I couldn’t find anything like it!
Developer Response ,
We’re so glad you enjoyed the tour! We have a PCH and Big Sur tour coming out soon. And thanks for the suggestions for the Lone Cypress pin and the Learn More audio — we’ll make both of those changes for the next update! Thank You!
Well worth buying this app
The app worked perfectly for us and narrated details about points of interest shortly before we arrived at those points, which made it easier for us to decide if we wanted to park and look around on foot, or just view from the car. We've been to 17-mile drive several times and still learned new things from this app. We appreciated the “learn more” option to get even more info. A+, we would buy more audio tours from this app developer.
Developer Response ,
That’s awesome to hear! And you can continue to use this in the future if you have guests visiting. I’m so glad we could add so much to your visit and we hope to continue adding to the Learn Mores over time so the tour should just get better and better :) Thanks again!
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- 17 Mile Drive Day Trips
- 98.5 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- 17 Mile Drive Full Tour $9.99
- Big Sur Tour Guide $9.99
- Pacific Coast Highway Tour $11.99
- PCH & 17 Mile Drive Combo $14.99
- SF City Tour $9.99
- Joshua Tree National Park Tour $9.99
- California Combo Tour $39.99
- Hollywood Tour Guide $9.99
- Lake Tahoe Audio Tour $9.99
- Silicon Valley Tour $9.99