San Fran Monterey: Pacific Coast Self-Driving Tour App

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Discover the Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco & Monterey using a smartphone audio-driving tour. Take the tour in either direction and experience one of the most scenic drives in the world.


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  • Pass by and hear about cities and small towns nestled along the coast
  • Take a break and enjoy the panoramic ocean views along the highway
  • Visit must-see sights, beaches, viewing spots, parks & historical sites
  • Learn about the animals, marine life & flora that call this region home


Embark on an unforgettable coastal journey along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway, stretching from San Francisco to Monterey. This self-guided driving tour offers you the freedom to start your adventure anywhere along this picturesque route, providing an immersive and informative experience that will turn your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure on one of the most scenic drives in the world! As you traverse this remarkable stretch, you'll have the opportunity to explore charming cities and quaint coastal towns that grace the California coastline. Discover the unique street layout of El Granada, bask in the beauty of Half-Moon Bay, delve into the history of San Gregorio, and savor the coastal charm of Pescadero, Davenport, and Santa Cruz, home to its renowned Boardwalk, among many others. Our audio guide will introduce you to the awe-inspiring wonders along the way, including the majestic California Coast Range, the enchanting California Coastal National Monument, the serene Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, the towering giants of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and the pristine waters of the Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area. Birdwatchers can explore the fascinating Moss Landing Wildlife Area, a pit-stop for migratory shorebirds. Experience the heart of America's agricultural center in Salinas. Take a moment to pause and marvel at nature's wonders, such as the striking rock formation resembling a Shark Fin and the serene Coast Diaries Beaches. Discover the tranquility of Wilder Ranch State Park and the Natural Bridges State Beach while immersing yourself in the history and beauty of the area. Venture into the realm of marine life as you learn about and, with luck, witness the astounding sea creatures at one of the Whale Trail sites and tidal pools. Keep an eye out for the iconic Pigeon Point Lighthouse and relish the opportunity to explore Santa Cruz and the Monterey Canyon and Marine Sanctuary. Gain insights into the region's rich history and its original inhabitants, and uncover stories of early settlers at the Pajaro Dunes. Delve into the wonders of Elkhorn Slough, a remarkable wildlife sanctuary, and get acquainted with the incredible flora and fauna that call this coastal area home today. You'll also discover the challenges and threats posed by nature to this incredible highway. Don't miss this chance to embark on a remarkable journey of discovery along the Pacific Coast Highway, where every twist and turn reveals the wonders of California's captivating coastline.


Downloadable self-guided tour Audio guide Lifetime tour access Customer service via call or text

Important Information

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  • You need WiFi or a good mobile signal to access & download the Tripvia Tours app (separate from Get Your Guide App)
  • No signal required or data used during the tour
  • After booking, you’ll receive email/text confirmation with getting started instructions
  • Although you'll book for a specific day, the tour is available any time after booking confirmation
  • To listen to the guide you will need to connect the smartphone to your vehicle's sound system

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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