Description

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Starting Point

2041 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Driving Tour

Duration

3 - 5 hours

Type

Driving

Stories

37

Deep Dives

42

Tour Preview

Stop : Welcome
Stop 27 : Cypress Point Lookout
00:00 / 01:56
00:00 / 01:11

Reviews

simple and convenient

great little app. gives you lots of information about many points along the journey that you would otherwise miss. for its price its a no brainer to be frank. such a great drive too.

The Only Way to Do 17-mile Drive with Family

The narraration worked in real time via GPS and it felt like we were on a Disneyland ride. I was amazed how spot on the timing was. "Up ahead and to the right" only works if the timing is synced up, and that was apparent from the first stop on the itinerary. Impressed with the voice acting and the fun facts an trivia.

Beautiful!!!

It was very cold and windy in July, but it was beautiful. The wildlife and landscape were spectacular!

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!

Best Option

Doing a DIY tour with this app is really the best option here. You have the total flexibility with your time and route. The app gives you route to follow but you can follow or go in any order. I faced no issues. The audio and images pops up automatically when you are close. The extra stories about the main stop can be selected manually. To get the most value out of the tour you should listen to the sub stops.

Absolutely recommended‌

Fabulous Guide. Integrated easily with the Bluetooth of my car, and worked much better than having to read or being read to while driving. The app greatly added to an otherwise a boring drive. Looking forward to using it again for my drive along the PCH. It's missing package deal. I wish I could buy all of CA tours as a package instead of each tour.​

learning 

Nice guide for a nice road. We took the trip in the middle of Covid19 situation. This was the safest thing to do as we were in the car and not near anyone. The best part of this guide was the GPS. Everytime we came near an interesting point, it started talking. It worked well. GPS technology has come a long way. Ensure to drive slow to avoid cutting off the story with the next one. 

Top Notch

User friendly! App followed our progress along the route. Information was right on. Plus extras like Around Me. This was not only a bargain but incredibly well done.

Great app

Think of it as the Rick Steve’s of 17-mile. An upbeat shepherding voice to narrate while you drive. Really a great idea to seamlessly tour the spots without having to stop and read along the way. Very efficient option. Pro tip though: this is best used if you have a passenger serving as DJ and navigator. It doesn’t guide you to the next stop, as easy as the route may be. Helper can also DJ some of the additional “More” snippets and help navigate where the sites actually are, since the narration starts before you arrive at the spot. But overall a worthwhile purchase.

Great app

Think of it as the Rick Steve’s of 17-mile. An upbeat shepherding voice to narrate while you drive. Really a great idea to seamlessly tour the spots without having to stop and read along the way. Very efficient option. Pro tip though: this is best used if you have a passenger serving as DJ and navigator. It doesn’t guide you to the next stop, as easy as the route may be. Helper can also DJ some of the additional “More” snippets and help navigate where the sites actually are, since the narration starts before you arrive at the spot. But overall a worthwhile purchase.

Great! 

Very inexpensive for the whole family. We were going to go by a bus and buy a ticket for each of us. But, the bus has stopped. So, we found this. I was very skeptical. But, it did the job at a very low cost. We paid only a few bucks and the whole family sat in the car to listen to it. Great buy. Do not spend the big bucks. This is fine. 

Spectacular

We took the drive on a cloudy day. But it was wonderful to watch the scenic spectacular views along the coastline. We used this app and we were skeptical about all the tech stuff. But, oh boy, it doesn’t disappoint! We stopped at a lot of

Places and took pictures. This app helped in exploring all the sightseeing points and played interesting stories as we were about to reach each point. Wonderful Experience!

Good add-on to the drive

We did this drive on a great sunny day in April. The drive is beautiful and each stop had something new to look at. I especially enjoyed seeing the Lone Cypress - and the app had a really interesting animation for it. We had ample parking at all the stops. The timing of the app wasn’t perfect, but the directions were very clear. All in all, a nice trip.

Great info

Lots of helpful information. The GPS didn’t always keep up with our actual location but may have been our mobile service.

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