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  • 1

    17-Mile Drive

    17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    4.5
    58 reviews

    Just the most beautiful moving ride you can take in Pebble Beach! So many beautiful places to stop and take pictures, walk around, enjoy the fresh salt air and the beautiful views!

    Popular withOutdoorFamiliesBudget
  • 2

    Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

    Point Lobos, Carmel, CA 93923
    5
    42 reviews

    The most beautiful hike in California. 10 Miles of trails along the coastline. I though I would be bored by the similar scene in a few miles. I couldn't be more wrong. All the beaches and coves are different. Some sandy, some rocky. The ocean comes in various shades of color from turquoise to cobalt to sapphire. The trail itself ...

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  • 3

    Carmel Beach

    4.5
    39 reviews

    This is a great place to bring your dog, to build a fire and bring a bottle of wine (legal on the south end) to watch beautiful sunsets, to just be in awe of the beauty

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorLuxury
  • 4

    Carmel River State Beach

    Carmel, CA
    4.5
    16 reviews

    Carmel Beach is nice. Carmel River State Beach is nicer. It is much less crowded, great surf, great views and a walking trail that parallels the vast expanse of beach that provides a convenient way to return to the small parking lot after walking a mile or more through the sand.

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  • 5

    Carmel Mission

    3080 Rio Road, Carmel-by-The-Sea, CA 93923
    4.5
    12 reviews

    One of my travel goals is to visit each of the California missions. While some of the other missions have a more fascinating history or architecture (or both), Carmel is no slouch. Plus, it's a few minutes away from downtown Carmel. The best part of this mission is the extensive museum documenting the history of the California missions. Plus, the ...

    Popular withHistoryDesignSpiritual
  • 6

    Carmel Walks

    Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA, United States
    4.5
    10 reviews

    Very unique Artist colony . Carmel Food Tours .Enjoying Figge Cellars and tasting room.

    Popular withDesignLocalFoodies
  • 7

    Garrapata State Park

    4.5
    10 reviews

    Garrapata SP is one of my favorite places to go hiking. With breathtaking views of the ocean to the redwood trees to the stream along our trail. Luckily the weather was on our side that day. Cool breeze which made it perfect for our challenging hike. Make sure to wear your hiking shoes or some kind of shoes with good ...

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  • 8

    Carmel Beach City Park

    Pebble Beach, CA
    4.5
    8 reviews

    On a sunny day this place is beautful. On an overcast day, this place can be breath taking. Either which way, it's a pain to find parking and a bigger pain to tumble down the steep incline to get to the water and more so when climbing back up. But theres no beating that fresh ocean air! ;D

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  • 9

    Refuge

    27300 Rancho San Carlos Road Carmel, CA 93923
    5
    5 reviews

    Some say this is the best spa in the area.

    Popular withWellnessLuxurySpiritual
  • 10

    Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails

    Hwy 1 Carmel, CA 93923, USA
    5
    3 reviews

    Absolutely amazing hike. Takes you up the mountain with breathtaking views of the coast south of Carmel. We saw tons of whales while we were hiking, and were fortunate enough to see a California condor hanging out on a rock perch just off the trail. It's pretty steep on the way up - so wear good shoes. The trailhead is ...

    Popular withOutdoorGreenAdventure
  • 11

    Carmel Valley Ranch

    1 Old Ranch Road, Carmel-by-The-Sea, CA 93923-8551
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Beautiful resort just minutes away in Carmel Valley.

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  • 12

    Carmel Art & Film Festival

    Carmel Plz, Carmel, CA, United States
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Clint Eastwood's annual art & film festival in Carmel is a low-key event every year, with lots of feature length and short films showing. We went to a screening of 5 shorts, which also featured a post-screening Q&A with some of the filmmakers in attendance. It was a great event, in a small environment and made for a great screening ...

  • 13

    The Cheese Shop

    Junipero St & Ocean Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
    5
    2 reviews

    Amazing!

    Popular withFoodies
  • 14

    Carmel Highlands General Store

    70 Highway One at Fern Canyon Road, Carmel, CA 93923
    3.5
    2 reviews

    Very Unique shopping. Fresh & organic food along with some regular food as we know it. Awesome gift department.

  • 15

    Garrapata State Beach

    Carmel, CA
    5
    1 review

    This is my favorite beach in the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur areas. It's perfect.

    Popular withOutdoorGreen
  • 16

    Monastary Beach

    27686-27746 Cabrillo Highway, Carmel, CA
    5
    1 review

    This is not a normal beach. This beach is primarily for SCUBA diving. I say this not to imply that the divers are possessive of it, but as a warning that it is a very unsafe beach for casual passersby to stop and try to swim in. The beautiful large grain sand beach is visible from highway 1, and tired ...

    Popular withOutdoor
  • 17

    Hanson Gallery Carmel

    Ocean Avenue & San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-The-Sea, CA 93923
    5
    1 review

    They prominently feature my favorite artist, MacKenzie Thorpe. Just try to look at his work without smiling.

  • 18

    Forest Theater

    Santa Rita Street at Mountain View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
    5
    1 review

    The Forest Theater in Carmel is a cultural and community icon for about 100 years. This theater is an outdoor amphitheater that puts on live stage plays. The theater sits amongst tall Monterey pines, with the moon and stars as a canopy, with the amphitheater seats facing a fairly large stage. It is a rustic, woodsy setting, with two firepits ...

    Popular withFamilies
  • 19

    Lush Cosmetics

    Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA
    5
    1 review

    All-natural hair care, bath & beauty products for both sexes are what you'll find on the shelves here. Staff are not shy about demonstrating the latest and greatest releases on your skin for free, so you can know how good it is before you buy. Try the whimsically named Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo made with beer.

    Popular withWellness
  • 20

    Kush Day Spa

    eastside of lincoln between ocean and 7th st., in morgan court, Carmel, CA
    5
    1 review
    Popular withWellness
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