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.
During the day, there are a constant series of wine festivals, art fairs, car shows, farmers markets and more - either in Carmel itself, nearby Monterey, or other nearby villages. Check our Events Calendar for a comprehensive list.
For your evening
entertainment, there are no less than three professional live theatres to chose from, all with an active schedule of performances.
Go to our Carmel Attractions page for more information.
is only about 7 miles away, including our sister property, the Monterey Hotel.