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A one-of-a-kind community, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small city in one of the most iconic spots on California's Central Coast. Nestled on a gently rising slope above a magnificent white beach, the tucked-away village is located between the famous Pebble Beach and stunning beauty of Point Lobos State Reserve. Known for its rich artistic history, our properties are located in close proximity to Carmel's numerous art galleries which exhibit both local and word-famous artists. For the wine connoisseur, Carmel's downtown area offers numerous tasting rooms and wine bars in which one can sample some of the region's premium wines. In addition, the area is filled with numerous restaurants serving diverse cuisines from coastal delicacies to elegant French dining.
Things to Do around Carmel:
Using Carmel as your base, you can visit other places in close proximity:
Big Sur and Point Lobos: Driving 25 miles further South along the coast, one can cross the famous Bixby Bridge before entering Big Sur to spend the afternoon. Big Sur offers majestic hiking trails at its state parks. Afterwards, linger at breathtaking hillside restaurants with panoramic ocean views, such as Nepenthe, Big Sur River Inn, or the Post Ranch Inn. For the nature lovers, Point Lobos, located on the way to Big Sur, offers dense groves of Cypress forest leading to hidden coves, beaches, and overlooks where the many shades of Pacific blues and greens will dazzle your senses.
17-Mile Drive & Pebble Beach: take a leisurely driving tour of scenic 17-Mile Drive which winds its way through pristine Del Monte Forest and quietly luxurious Pebble Beach — and their incomparable beauty spots along the drive, world-ranked golf courses, dream homes, and world-class shops.
Historic Cannery Row: Named for the legendary John Steinbeck novel about Monterey's once-bustling sardine industry, Cannery Row offers restaurants, shops, and luxury hotels that line its colorful, historic oceanside streets. The Monterey Bay Aquarium that is an attraction to families for its leading marine life exhibits is housed in the old Sardine Factory.
Old Fisherman's Wharf: Taste clam chowder, go whale-watching, explore unique shops, and visit historic old Monterey.
Carmel Valley: A 15-mile drive from Carmel, Carmel Valley offers great hiking, wine tasting, golfing, dining, art and more.