Before the automobile had become a way of life, 17-Mile Drive was navigated by horse-drawn carriages from the famous Hotel Del Monte, now the site of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. It opened in 1881 and excursions along Pacific Grove's spectacular coastline and into Del Monte Forest often ended up at a picnic spot at Pebble Beach. Perhaps the oldest, privately maintained toll road in California, an entrance fee to the scenic drive is collected at any one of five gates leading to Pebble Beach Resorts.
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