The Monterey peninsula use to be one of Northern California’s hidden treasures, but no more… the word is getting out. Off the beaten track, but just a short 2-hour drive from the Bay Area, this beautiful coastal region is packed with diversions, including some of California’s most stunning scenery. From historic and picturesque Monterey, to the quaint seaside village of Carmel, with its star-studded neighbor Pebble Beach, down to the dramatic Big Sur coast – which many have dubbed “the most beautiful coastline in the world” — our Monterey Peninsula tour offers something for everyone.
There are so many things to see in the Monterey area, your Elite chauffeur will most likely tailor your tour to focus on those things that interest you most. Still, there are some sights that are on everyone’s “must see” list, including:
Monterey – This beautiful city is nestled alongside the shimmering Monterey Bay. The bay (a wildlife sanctuary and world-famous in its own right) is a nature-lover’s dream. Besides the natural beauty of the area, the waters are teaming with wildlife: migrating whales, gulls, otters, pelicans, sea lions, egrets, and seals are all there in abundance. And while from the shoreline you might not be able to see the plentiful sea life beneath the surface, you can easily visit the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium that boasts some of the finest underwater exhibits anywhere. Monterey also has its own Fisherman’s Wharf, its historic Cannery Row district, as well as many world-class restaurants, shops, and fine art galleries.
Pebble Beach – Synonymous with golf, Pebble Beach boasts some of the premier courses in the world – certainly some of the most beautiful – including Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills. Pebble Beach’s famous “17-Mile Drive” will take you on a scenic loop past incredible multi-million dollar homes, spectacular golf courses and magnificent ocean views.
Carmel – Carmel (officially known as, “Carmel by the Sea”) was once, and for many still is, a refuge for writers, artists and Hollywood stars seeking an escape from the Big City. Carmel’s quaint downtown shopping district, which slopes down the hillside to the beach, is lined with numerous art galleries, specialty shops and fine eateries.
Big Sur Coastline – Just a short drive down picturesque Highway 1 from Monterey, you come to a stretch of pristine California coastline known as Big Sur. Big Sur boasts some of the most dramatic and ruggedly beautiful coastline anywhere on the planet. People come from around the world simply to soak in the coastal splendor and feel the untamed spirit of Big Sur.
At Elite Limousine, we’re dedicated to making your Monterey tour experience the best it can be, and all while riding in the privacy and stylish comfort of your luxuriously appointed limousine. There’s simply no better way to tour the beautiful Monterey area than in an Elite Limousine.
(Be sure to bring your camera!!)