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Best Brunch Spots in Carmel-by-the-Sea

One of the best parts of any weekend getaway or vacation starts with a blissful brunch. Here in Carmel, there’s no shortage of great restaurants and cafes to start your day. On our Classic Food Tour, we love pointing out not only where to get the best food, but the stories about the establishments and…

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June 14, 2024

The Easiest Hiking Trails at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve offers some of the most enchanting landscapes of the Central Coast. Situated just under 5 miles from the Carmel-by-the-Sea village, it’s a convenient way to get your steps while taking in gorgeous coastal landscapes. While most of the trails aren’t particularly difficult, we’ve rounded up the easiest trails at Point…

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August 21, 2023

The Best Photo Ops in Carmel and Beyond

Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, we have curated a list of the absolute best photo spots in Carmel-by-the-Sea to help you unleash your creativity. Der Ling Passageway You might not notice this little opening from Ocean Avenue, but if you look for the signs pointing to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, you’ll see one…

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July 15, 2023

The Best Outdoor Activities in Carmel-by-the-Sea

For outdoor enthusiasts in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula, there is a wealth of options to enjoy the beautiful weather and engage in various outdoor activities throughout the year. Whether you prefer intense workouts or a more relaxed experience, there is something here for everyone. Start here with these local recommendations. Elkhorn Slough…

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July 1, 2023

Traveling With Your Dog

Carmel-by-the-Sea is extremely dog-friendly, and a great place to vacation with your canine companion. Dogs are welcome to join their people at many restaurants, shops (like Diggidy Dog), walking trails, and even off-leash on the white sands of Carmel Beach. But, even here, you’ll find yourself participating in human-only activities. Fret not. With a little planning,…

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June 2, 2023

The Allure of Al Fresco Dining

What is it about outdoor dining that feels so irresistible and relaxing? Maybe it’s our adult version of the backyard campout where stories, s’mores, and laughter could be shared with friends without using our indoor voices. Al fresco dining combines the appeal of the unfettered picnic with the civility of chairs, silverware, and glass stemware,…

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May 31, 2023

Discover Carmel Mission

If you’re looking for an interesting way to spend an afternoon in Carmel, California, stop by and visit the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, also known as Carmel Mission. Built in 1771, the Mission is a perfect combination of spiritual beauty and historical legacy. You’re bound to enjoy the awe-inspiring architecture of the Basilica…

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January 9, 2023

5 Must Visit Restaurants in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea might be a small beach city, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in good food! Overflowing with delicious restaurants, wineries, and coffee shops, Carmel-by-the-Sea has something for everyone. Whether you’re local or visiting for the first (or fifth!) time, it can be overwhelming to decide where to eat. But look…

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December 7, 2022

The Best Team-Building Activity in Carmel

Are you starting to notice droopy shoulders and a lack of motivation around the office? It’s time to plan a team outing! Team outings are such a great way to facilitate team building, reduce stress, and they give employees an opportunity to get to know one another outside of the office. Plus, team outings are…

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November 15, 2022

The One Activity You Must Do in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Planning your next trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea? There are so many amazing things to do, see, and eat in our quaint beach city. Known for our museums, the library of the historic Carmel Mission, and fairytale cottages and village-like center, there is truly something for everyone in our city! Like anywhere else in the world, with…

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October 15, 2022

Our Favorite Tasty Spots On Our Classic Food Tour

Carmel has SO much to offer residents and visitors from restaurants to shops. And we might be biased, but the food is one of the best parts of our village! From classic sports bars to Oaxacan-inspired cuisine, and everything in between, no matter what your favorite cuisine options Carmel has everything! While our Classic Food…

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September 15, 2022

What to Expect on Your Food Tour

Thinking about signing up for your first walking food tour? You absolutely should! They’re such a great way to get to know a new-to-you area (or even your own hometown!), plus taste some of the best foods in a fun way! At Carmel Food Tours, four food tours, as well as pop-up cooking classes and…

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August 2, 2022