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Scenic Movie Tour of Monterey

Our Scenic Movie Tour of Monterey takes you through the many historic sites in the Monterey area that have appeared in countless films over the years. You'll explore the sites in downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove, 17-MILE DRIVE® in Pebble Beach, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

This spectacularly fun land tour begins in downtown Monterey where one of our most historic sites, Colton Hall, has stood in as a girls boarding school in the movie A Summer Place and a court house in the movie The Big Bounce. Our Fisherman’s Wharf area has been used for scenes in several movies including I Cover the Waterfront, Play Misty for Me, The Candidate and P.K. & the Kid.

Travel through historic Cannery Row that has been the setting for many movies over the years including Clash by Night starring Marilyn Monroe and Barbara Stanwyck, and a few scenes in the movie, you guessed it, Cannery Row! Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was filmed at our world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium where Humpback whales were held in captivity…. no, just kidding here! Only Hollywood and the magic of special effects can make that happen!

Lookout onto Monterey Bay where sailing scenes were filmed in the movies Captains Courageous and Mutiny on the Bounty. And, least we forget one of our most memorable movies… Monster from the Ocean Floor (once you’ve seen this monster you’ll see why it should have been left on the cutting room floor)!

View the City of Pacific Grove and its majestic coastline that was turned into the fictitious town of “Cypress Grove” in the movie Turner & Hooch. The resort seen in A Summer Place is also located in this picturesque coastal community.

Things really get busy on 17-MILE DRIVE® in Pebble Beach. The magnificent beauty of this coastline has been used in many action driving scenes in such movies as My Favorite Brunette, Julie, Chandler, The Big Bounce, The Parent Trap, My Blood Runs Cold, Susan Slade and many more! Several scenes have been filmed in and around homes situated along this unbelievably scenic drive.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach and the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links have been the location for memorable scenes in such movies as National Velvet, Julie, Follow the Sun, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir and In Love and War.

Travel through the charming little hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The downtown and residential areas of this quaint little resort community has been used for scenes in It Seems Like Old Times, The Lady Says No, A Summer Place, Play Misty for Me and others!

Watch the actual scenes where they were originally filmed on overhead monitors inside our luxury high-back seat tour coach.

Monterey Bay Scenic Tours, LLC, (parent company of Monterey Movie Tours®) holds a Public Performance Movie License that allows us to show productions onboard our luxury coach.  Movie Tours is the trademark of Movie Tours, Inc., a Hawaii Corp. Used by permission. Pebble Beach®, 17-Mile Drive® and the Lone CypressTM and their underlying distintive images are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. Used by Permission.