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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 52%Green Travelers
- 52%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
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- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
Charming little town with a fairytale like aroma. Quite touristy but in a subtle and elegant way.
Lots of unique little stores and good restaurants. Numerous places to explore. Excellent picture spots everywhere. Stuff aren't cheap here I must add. But if I have to get ripped off somewhere it better be the lovely Carmel-by-the-sea rather than the tacky Cannery Row.
Must try - Carmel Belle's breakfast/brunch
Must see - Cottage Of Sweets
- CarmelMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
Rich in history, relentlessly pretty, and boasting some great places to stay, Carmel might be most famous for its one-time mayor (Clint Eastwood), but it's also long been a haven for artists and writers, who have come here for sea breezes and inspiration. It's got great (if heavy) surf and a gorgeous stretch of sand, and the famous golf links of Pebble Beach just down from town on the scenic 17-Mile Drive. The countless galleries and upscale boutiques bespeak that this might not be John Steinbeck's Central Coast any longer, but it still makes an excellent getaway from SF or LA.
- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 15, 2013
There is a little something for everyone in Carmel. Gorgeous windswept California beaches? Check. Art galleries filled with well-known and up-and-coming artists and sculptors? Yep. Add to that great restaurants, sumptuous hotels and a one-of-a-kind outdoor theater in town, multiplied by Big Sur, Monterey, the 17-Mile Drive and monarch butterflies within an hour's drive, and you've got a full-service vacation destination.
- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 20, 2013
Carmel is a pretentious little town with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Watching the sun set from Mission Ranch, Clint Eastwood's restaurant overlooking a sheep paddock, is quite nice. Drive along the coast to see some crazy houses.
- CarmelMar 09, 2013
Forget about Clint Eastwood! This little town in California is oh much more than an old celebrity (politics aside). Carmel has an European vibe to it, very pretty, small houses, no sidewalks. It almost seems too perfect to be true. The gateway to highway 1, possibly the best road trip you'll ever do!
- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 24, 2013
Carmel was once mayored by Clint Eastwood, which is one of the cool facts this city can boast. More so, Carmel is one of the weekend vacations where you can go to enjoy the peace and quiet, or a dream retirement spot. The art galleries or a quiet walk along the beach make this a town worth visiting.
- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesDec 25, 2012
Carmel-by-the-sea is another historic sight right by Monterey. If you're in Monterey, take a short drive away and do the 17-mile drive! You'll see the beautiful coast from different viewpoints, and it's definitely gorgeous and a sight to see!
- CarmelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Oct 10, 2012
A very elegant town, with very expensive restaurants, hotels and shops. Everything is perfect here, from people walking along the streets to the beautiful white magic sandy beach. We went during summer time but it was foggy and cold, just after very hot days in LA. We had gorgeous dinners there, including an authentic sushi meal in a Restaurant which name I cannot remember, and a wonderful time at mysterious and luxurious Pebble Beach.