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Things to Do in Carmel

Looking for a suggestion for things to do while you are visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea? It’s easy to discover the incredible charisma of Carmel!

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Walking the Ocean Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club - Photo by Yvonne Carpenter-Ross

Don’t think for a minute that Carmel is only about its restaurants and shopping. There are sooo many additional possibilities!

You can explore world-class art galleries, indulge in wine tasting, or take a relaxing walk on Carmel Beach. You could take a scenic tour along 17-Mile Drive – on an electric bike or book a spot on a whale-watching tour. You could surely find adventure at Point Lobos State Reserve or explore historic sites like Carmel Mission.

How about a self-guided tour? There are numerous walking tours to choose from! You say you like golf? Try one of the more-than-a-dozen courses in the area. There is so much to see and do there! Carmel offers something for everyone!

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We launched this website in 2004 after getting married on a beautiful bluff just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the patio of a small restaurant called Rocky Point. Since that time, we have returned to the West Coast as often as time and funds would allow, always seeking new restaurants, wineries, beaches, unforgettable memories…“


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