This is the iconic scenic drive on the Monterey Peninsula. It is even advertised as being the 'most' scenic drive in the world!!! Hmmm . . . . I am thinking that it is not quite that but a great drive nonetheless. The 17 Mile Drive winds through private residential streets, resorts and golf courses. You are never too far away from the ocean and some form of beach. There are a number of specific pull-out parking areas with names like 'Huckleberry Hill', 'Spanish Bay', 'Restless Sea' and 'Bird Rock'. The most important stop is at the Lone Cypress site, one of California's most treasured landmarks. This cypress tree has been on its rocky perch for more than 250 years.