Monterey & Carmel

Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Carmel to Santa Cruz

Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States

From $9.99

per group (up to 15)

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience in the scenic splendor of the California coast, its forested interior, and patchwork of agricultural fields on this self-guided audio driving tour along Highway 1. Start in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea and head north toward Monterey, all the way to Santa Cruz Beach. Along the way, drive through quaint towns like Fort Ord, Castroville, Moss Landing, Aptos, and Capitola.
  • Explore the coast of California at your convenience with this tour
  • The audio tour automatically plays at the correct location based on GPS
  • Get the chance to visit three state parks; all fees are charged separately
  • Start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Food/Drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mission Ranch Restaurant
    26270 Dolores St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

    Starts at Mission Ranch in Carmel by the Sea. Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/30/2020 - 6/19/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End point

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

    This self-guided driving tour ends in front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

What To Expect

Mission Ranch Restaurant (Pass By)

Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock (Pass By)

Fort Ord Dunes State Park (Pass By)

Pezzini Farms (Pass By)

Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (Pass By)

Capitola Historical Museum (Pass By)

Esplanade (Pass By)

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park (Pass By)

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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