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Going to Carmel

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    • Edgar's - Quail Lodge8000 Valley Greens Dr, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
      Jeffrey Lehmann recommended Edgar's - Quail Lodge
      5
      Edger’s Cafe at Quail Lodge overlooks the golf course and has a Japanese theme. I enjoyed a sweet pumpkin soup and their prime rib served with tasty mushrooms, green beans, and zucchini, although ... read more
      Travis’ grilled Ahi sandwich looked great as well.
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      Jeffrey Lehmann

      I bet your mom will like Edgar's!

    • Passionfish701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
      Jeffrey Lehmann recommended Passionfish
      5
      Nearby Pacific Grove is home to the Passionfish restaurant. Co-owner, with her husband the chef, Cindy Walter is the daughter of a Monterey Bay fisherman and greets guests at the door. In just a ... read more
      sentence or two Cindy conveys her enthusiasm for her work. The tables have white tablecloths with butcher paper on top and the crowd of gourmands borders on boisterous. I relax with a glass of Kendall Jackson Estate Reserve Chardonnay and end up in conversation with the guests at tables on either side. By the time my first course comes, I am excited to eat in addition to being hungry. I start with the Ahi Tuna with wasabi slaw and ginger vinaigrette. If you like sushi, you’ll love this fusion take on it. My salad is baked Gorgonzola with curried greens and golden chutney, the strong cheese taste of this dish is offset nicely by the sweet raisins. My entrée is California Sturgeon in a charmoula marinade with a Moroccan salad. This pesto like sauce is a little spicy, but good on this firm fish. There is so much that sets Passionfish restaurant apart, including most notably an impressive wine list that is sold at retail prices and maybe more importantly an emphasis on only serving food from sustainable food sources. This is a passion for Cindy and her success has caused other restaurants in the area to also think green.
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      Jeffrey Lehmann

      Here is what I wrote about PassionFish after I visited it a few years ago. I think you will like it!

    • 17-Mile Drive17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
      Manuela Nadin recommended 17-Mile Drive
      5
      This is a very spectacular drive through great villas and a very tidy lanscape, built by th man but completly under nature strength. It occurred it was a windy day when we drove through It and I was ... read more
      relly astonished by colours and the sea strength.
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      Manuela Nadin

      There was a kind of storm the day I was there... really impressive.

      JohnMichael recommended 17-Mile Drive
      4
      Its a beautiful drive with great views of both coast and homes! Lots of coast and waves and possibly wild life to see. You could pull over and walk around or better yet, rent a bike from up north in ... read more
      Pacific Grove and ride down though I must mention that it is not for the faint of heart. Be forewarned if its a super beautiful day you may be in a long line of people who are also vying for some scenic time. Though I think they now charge for you to go through there and I used to get by with pretending to go visit a guest at one of the hotels strewn along the path. However I think they are now on to me and no longer let people in willy-nilly like. ;D
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      JohnMichael

      you could possibly walk it or rent bikes and travel down from pacfic grove.

    • Heller Estate Organic Vineyards, Tasting Room69 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
      Colby Goff recommended Heller Estate Organic Vineyards, Tasting Room
      5
      Fun place to wine taste. Unique because Heller produces certified organic wines.
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      Colby Goff

      If you're looking for a fun afternoon of wine tasting head to Carmel Valley Village and start at Heller and from there you can walk to 4 or 5 additional tasting rooms. Just get a driver.

    • The Restaurant at Mission Ranch26270 Dolores St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
      Colby Goff recommended The Restaurant at Mission Ranch
      5
      Full, fun atmosphere with a piano player and terrific drinks. Lots of locals hang out here and it's always festive. I haven't tried the food.
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      Colby Goff

      Mission Ranch is a good spot to hit one night even if you eat dinner somehwere else beforehand.

    • Adobe InnDolores and 8th, P.O. Box 4115, Carmel, CA 93921
    • Cantinetta LucaDolores Street between Ocean and 7th, Carmel, CA, United States
      Ori Zaltzman recommended Cantinetta Luca
      5
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    • Nepenthe48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
      Ori Zaltzman recommended Nepenthe
      5
      Great view of the coast line
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    • JohnMichael recommended Carmel Beach
      4
      Its a wonderful beach at the end of the walk from downtown carmel. Mind you its a downward slope so dont let gravity take you away and get into the mind set that you have an incline getting back from ... read more
      there however it's worth the effort. Further note is that the beach itself is at the bottom of another incline/decline from the parking lot to the water. But you can stay at the top and just take in the view and the fresh ocean air. There's a couple of gnarled trees that seem to fit perfectly the rear of your pants and you can sit and let time pass you by. If you're lucky you can find a branch large enough for two. Otherwise there is more than enough sand-estate for you to sit anywhere.
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      JohnMichael

      I dont know what the weather will be like but its a nice walk from downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea...

    • Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon TrailsHwy 1 Carmel, CA 93923, USA
      Pro 2014
      Arlo Hemphill recommended Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails
      5
      Single best day hike in the world. Period. Starting at the beach, you trek into a canyon lined with cacti, followed by riparian woodland and then a magnificent coastal redwood forest. From there, you ... read more
      rise sharply into the broad, open Santa Lucia highlands, with views of the Pacific coast like none other. This can be a semi-rigorous venture, but it's extremely convenient to the Monterey peninsula and the views are worth their weight in gold. Try to reach the lookout bench for sunset and bring a bottle of wine!
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      Arlo Hemphill

      The Rocky Ridge and Soberanes Canyon trails is a loop trail that I consider the best day hike anywhere - in the whole world! Aside from the lovely beach, it's really the only infrastructure that one can visit inside of Garrapata State Park. The trail, if you do the whole loop, goes through every California ecosystem imaginable - rocky coastline, riparian woodland, redwood forest, chapparal and montane grasslands with views of the Pacific that will have everyone on Gogobot dropping their jaws and wishing they were with you and your mom!

    • Garland Ranch Regional Park700 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, California
      Pro 2014
      Arlo Hemphill recommended Garland Ranch Regional Park
      4
      One of my favorite hiking areas in the Monterey area. It's just a few miles up the sunny Carmel Valley and rises steeply into the Santa Lucia mountains and into the Ventana Wilderness. There are ... read more
      numerous hiking and horse trails, and a great variety of inclines and distances for all fitness levels and time frames. Trails lead primarily through oak forest on the front side, but the park also hosts coastal redwood canyons, coastal prairie, riparian woods, vernal pools and even a few permanent ponds and a lake. The Carmel River flows through the Park and is usually a beautiful and refreshing clear water brook. The park is also a popular dog walking and recreation area for local residents.
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      Arlo Hemphill

      Garland Ranch is great place to go on a scenic day hike in Carmel Valley. It's only 10 minutes or so from downtown Carmel and is a municipal park that would make most towns cry in envy. The park borders with the Ventana Wilderness, so the very tame and organized trail system that you find at the park's entrance actually extends far into the backcountry. There are a number of trails that can be done in 2-4 hours, but the option is there for much longer trips into redwood canyons and uninhabited valleys.

    • Baja Cantina7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
      Pro 2014
      Arlo Hemphill recommended Baja Cantina
      5
      This is by far my favorite Mexican restaurant in Central California. Great food, great drinks and an atmosphere that cannot be beat. I say Mexican, but the only thing Mexican about this place is the ... read more
      menu - and at that they excel - but the decor is a welcoming hodgepodge of automobile memorabilia in an atmosphere reminiscent of ski lodge-cantina fusion. The outdoor deck is awesome and live music is featured there regularly. Best of all, unlike the nearby Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley nights are often comfortably warm (HINT: Looking to escape the fog bank chill in Monterey - come here!). The food is an excellent mix of Mexican and American classics, with a good dose of innovation mixed in. Try the rosemary chicken burrito - it's to die for.... And the margaritas, well, they're a little on the pricey side, but go down like liquid gold, and can be ordered in 12 oz, 24 oz or in large pitchers [DANGEROUS...]. Love this place!
      Recommended for:FoodiesNightlife Lovers
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      Arlo Hemphill

      If you like the outdoors and good food, you'll love Baja Cantina. Situated in the (usually) sunny Carmel Valley, they feature Cal-Mex food in a fun, eclectic pub setting. There is a very large outdoor deck and on the weekends you'll often find live music. The burritos are outrageously good and the setting is amazing - at the edge of mountains bordering the Ventana Wilderness.

    • Forge in the Forest Restaurantsouth west corner 5th avenue Junipero Street, Carmel, CA, United States
    • Chris Zachos recommended Flying Fish Grill
      5
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      Travis Katz thanked Chris Zachos for this recommendation.
      Chris Zachos

      I loved this Japanese fusion restaurant called Flying Fish Grill. Delish!

    • Casanova Restaurant5th Avenue, Carmel, CA, United States
      Adam Block recommended Casanova Restaurant
      4
      Reliably delicious, though the food can be heavy. Excellent wine list (I am told by my wife).
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      Adam Block

      We go here every time we're in Carmel.

    • Point Lobos State Natural ReservePoint Lobos, Carmel, CA 93923

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