Carmel Town Guide
Carmel is a
pleasure to visit and offers the visitor everything from the
Carmel Mission to boutiques and art
Carmel is an
upscale village, which began as an artist’s community. The village is
preserved, thanks to a number of ordinances that were adopted to ensure
the area retains its natural beauty. In the mid 1980s, Clint Eastwood
put Carmel on the international map by becoming the mayor for two years.
Today Carmel offers many attractions for the visitor and serves as the
South entrance to the world-famous 17 Mile Drive.
Carmel Beach is a mile long and offers spectacular views of cypress
trees, blue water, and the manicured greens of the Pebble Beach Golf
Walk along Ocean
Avenue in Carmel to get a feel for the village. Shops and restaurants
abound on this, the definitive Carmel street.
Towards the end of
the day, take the scenic road that runs parallel to the ocean for 1-1/2
miles from Carmel Beach to Carmel River Beach. The sunsets are
spectacular, and you can drive or bicycle along this route.
For your evening
entertainment head over to Forest Theater, where you can watch outdoor
theater or even see a movie at this theater under the stars.
Things to do in
Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Sur Lighthouse
Carmel River Inn
With cozy cottages tucked into
10 acres of gardens, forest and meadow, the Carmel River Inn offers
a relaxing retreat with proximity to the beautiful Big Sur Coast,
rugged Carmel Valley and historic Monterey.
close to Carmel
The Monterey Hotel
Located in the heart
of downtown Monterey, where fine dining and shopping abound, the
Monterey Hotel has been restored to its original Victorian splendor,
with hand-carved furnishings, antique patinas, polished wood floors
and leaded glass chandeliers.