Things to do in Monterey
Explore Monterey with our Self Guided Tours
If you’re looking for things to do in Monterey, your adventure begins with us – the only company on California’s Central Coast that provides the opportunity to rent classic and vintage cars.
Welcome to your personalized journey through the beautiful landscapes of Monterey, CA. Discover the charm of this coastal haven and book one of our Self Guided Monterey Tours, where the excitement of the road meets the sophistication of our Standard or Premium classic rental cars.
As you cruise along the coastline, let our local audio tour guide lead your way and unveil the treasures that Monterey holds. Sit back as our captivating audio tour tells tales of local history and natural wonders that make this journey truly exceptional.
Compare our Standard and Premium Self Guided Monterey Tours below.
Standard Self Guided Tour
Embark on a journey of coastal beauty with our Standard Self Guided Tour, where the stunning stretch between Monterey and Big Sur becomes your personal playground.
Choose from our diverse fleet of classic rental cars, each a symbol of automotive excellence. Sit back and enjoy the rich narratives of points of interest, local history, and natural wonders. With options like the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach/17 Mile Drive, or the Big Sur drives, you can’t go wrong.
Premium Self Guided Tour
Elevate your adventure with our Premium Self Guided Tour, offering a heightened level of luxury with cars meticulously selected for those seeking an unparalleled driving experience.
Choose from an extensive collection of iconic vehicles, each a masterpiece of automotive history. Select your desired path – Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach/17-Mile Drive, or the Big Sur drives – and let every moment be a celebration of refined exploration. Your journey, your choice, elevated to a level of distinction.
Preview our Self Guided Monterey Tours
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I rent the car?
You can start anytime during the day between 9:30am and 5:30pm, and return times can be as late as 10pm.
Do you have any age requirements?
Minimum age is 25 to rent the car, or 21 to drive the car with a driver over the age of 25.
Do you have any insurance requirements?
If you have a US drive’s license and insurance you’re covered under your own incidental policy. Additional insurance can be purchased for $100 but can take several hours to process.
Do you accept international drivers?
Drivers coming from outside of Canada or the US must buy additional insurance for $100, and it takes up to 24 hours to process. Please book in advance if you’re coming from outside the US.
Do I need to take a specific route to enjoy the tour?
The best way to experience the tour is to follow the route we normally suggest for anyone borrowing one of our classics, but it will also work if you take your own path. The tour guide kicks in automatically whenever you approach a point of interest so you’re not locked into a specific route.
Do I need cell service for the tour to work?
Nope! The tour can be downloaded before your trip starts and will work even when you’re in the middle of Big Sur’s cellphone dead zone.
How long is the tour?
Since the tour activates when you reach certain points you get to move at your own pace. If you wanted to explore our entire rental range you’d want a whole day rental, but with a four-hour rental you can still experience many of the points the tour narrates. Access to the tour never expires so you can still get the narration if you re-visit the area.
How does the audio tour work?
When you purchase a tour we’ll send you a link to download the app and a code to unlock the tour. Fire it up when you’re ready for your trip and the app does the rest. Speakers are available upon request if you prefer to not use the speakers in your rental car.