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Change the way you vacation,
be closer to nature

Situated just minutes from Carmel-By-The-Sea and 12 miles from Carmel Village, there are a wide variety of attractions and activities, from local shops and art galleries to outdoor adventures and golfing.

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CARMEL BEACH

Offering spectacular views of cypress trees, blue water and the manicured greens of the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

17 MILE DRIVE

A scenic loop through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach (It has five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive).

CARMEL MISSION

Officially “Mission San Carlos Borrome Del Rio Carmelo”, it is considered one of the most beautiful missions and offers the visitor peaceful grounds.

BIG SUR

Explore one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the country and take the 90 mile drive along Highway One between Carmel and San Simeon.

BICYCLING/HIKING

Explore the natural surroundings of the area aboard your bike (rentals available), or take an afternoon stroll or hike along Carmel Beach and Walkway, or through one of the many state and county parks.

KAYAKING

Explore the natural terrain of Carmel by sea and enjoy a day of kayaking (ask about area rentals).

GOLF

Many of the golf courses around Carmel and Monterey are regularly seen on national and international television. There is a rich golfing tradition on the Monterey Peninsula, with golf courses available for all levels of golfers.

WINERIES

Visit one of the local wineries, including De Tierra Vineyards, Caraccioli Cellars and Vino Napoli, among many others.

outdoor

Stroll Carmel-By-The-Sea, drive Big Sur, or kayak the coast

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indulge

Enjoy wine festivals, art fairs,
car shows, & farmers markets

Explore downtown Carmel itself, nearby Monterey, or other nearby villages.

RESTAURANTS

From local fare and seafood to international dishes, the options are endless.

SHOPPING

Carmel is home to dozens of unique boutiques and premium shops, as well as international high-end brands such as Tiffany and Louis Vuitton. The three main shopping areas are: “The Barnyard”, “The Crossroads”, “The Plaza” and Downtown.

THEATER

Carmel is home to three professional live theatres, all with active performance schedules: the intimate Cherry Center Theatre, the larger Pacific Repertory Theatre and the historic Sunset Center.

ART GALLERIES

Two dozen fine art galleries, representing over 600 artists, many of whom live locally.

DOWNTOWN MONTEREY

A charming, historical district, only about 7 miles away, with unique shopping and dining experiences.

WEATHERTECH RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA

Carmel is home to dozens of unique boutiques and premium shops, as well as international high-end brands such as Tiffany and Louis Vuitton. The three main shopping areas are “The Barnyard,” “The Crossroads,” “The Plaza,” and Downtown.

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

A masterpiece of science and nature, making you feel at one with ocean wildlife, without getting your feet wet.

THE CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Featuring an on-site gallery, theatre and sculpture garden.

POINT LOBOS STATE PRESERVE

Carmel is home to three professional live theatres, all with active performance schedules: the intimate Cherry Center Theatre, the larger Pacific Repertory Theatre and the historic Sunset Center.

POINT SUR LIGHTHOUSE

Located on a rocky outcrop north of San Simeon on the Central Coast, offering tours of the lighthouse and island

MONTEREY COUNTY WINERIES

From humble beginnings some 200 years ago, now spanning more than 45,000 acres of vineyards.

beyond

Find many attractions
outside Carmel

Explore nearby Monterey, aquariums, lighthouse, art centers or other nearby villages.