Whether you have a day — or two or three — Carmel-by-the-Sea will reward you with some of the world's finest scenery, historic sites, art galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops. On foot, by car, or both, there's no lack of things to do. The following suggested itineraries can help you make the most of your stay.
Spend your second day exploring the arts, culture, cuisine, pubs, and spas that make Carmel one of the Pacific Coast's brightest vacation spots. more
Whatever the occasion, Carmel-by-the-Sea makes the heart soar. Our secluded jewel of a village offers everything for a perfect romantic getaway. Roaring surf, gentle breezes, and world-class amenities set the mood for romance in this European-style beach town where you can leave the world behind. more
The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is pleased to offer a Wine Tasting Passport for $65 which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight at each of nine tasting rooms (a $90 value). It can be used in one day or spread out over a weekend, several weeks, or even months. The Wine Tasting Passport is available for purchase at the Carmel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on San Carlos between 5th & 6th in... more
Take an early morning stroll along pristine Carmel Beach, ranked as one of the nation's cleanest and most beautiful.
Continue along Ocean Avenue and experience the finest shopping this side of The Riviera and Rodeo Drive. Fashion, jewelry, antiques, home decor, memorabilia, and more are yours to explore... more
Along with the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium and nature-friendly Point Lobos, there's a world of fun for kids right here in Carmel. Outdoors or in, a host of activities keep young visitors happily occupied from morning 'til bedtime.
Explore Carmel's beautiful white sand beach and adjacent tide pools. Take a hike through Forest Hill Park. Attend surf school. Drop by the Carmel Youth... more
Spend a few days in this quaint yet cosmopolitan village and see what has inspired some of the world's finest artists to paint, sculpt, photograph, and write here. For art admirers, the artistic creations in Carmel-by-the-Sea provide tough competition for the spectacular beaches, oceans of flowers, and abundant Cypress trees-all bathed in Pacific breezes. more
For a weekend you'll always remember, gather your girlfriends at Carmel-by-the-Sea. Whether you're from California or around the world, nothing brings friends together like world-class shopping, dining and pampering — all set in a world-class place like Carmel-by-the-Sea. more
If you have the luxury of a third day, explore the Monterey area's awe-inspiring yet manageable parks, beaches, hiking trails, and world-ranked golf courses. Within a short drive of our quaint European-style village, you'll find stunning natural beauty along with attractions that draw discerning visitors from around the world. more
There is a reason Carmel-by-the-Sea remains an unspoiled gem in the heart of Monterey County, it's by design. From our City founders who banned street lights and hot dog vendors to our current Mayor, Jason Burnett, who makes his living in the environmental industry at Burnett EcoEnergy, a company that structures and secures financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Carmel... more
For the outdoor enthusiast and nature lover, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers something for everyone. Walk, jog, hike, bike, surf, swim, golf and tennis are all waiting for you. You can learn how to surf, train for a marathon, stroll the beach, hike along the coast. There are endless outdoor activities to enjoy, and it's great way to explore the natural beauty of the area. more