Carmel-by-the-Sea: So Very Charming!

Carmel-by-the-Sea: So Very Charming!, Carmel, California (B)

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, you will delighted by all the charming shops, galleries, and restaurants. They are housed in cottages that all look rather European. With cobblestone walkways, hidden courtyards, shapely Monterey pines and lots of gardens, it is definitely very picturesque. Plus there are no stoplights or chain restaurants here. Carmel-by-the-Sea is known as “a village in a forest by the sea.”

If you’re in the area, I would highly recommend you stop and see Carmel-by-the-Sea, even if only for a few hours. So…what can you do if you have the time to visit?

On a recent visit, we parked on San Carlos St, near Ocean Avenue and just started walking down Ocean towards…the ocean! Pretty much everywhere you look, you will see something beautiful or interesting. On San Carlos St, where we parked, there were two very welcoming inns — the Carmel Fireplace Inn and the Candlelight Inn. Even the Best Western next door was super cute! They look like great places to stay if you’re interested in an overnight getaway. It seems all the businesses stick with the European village theme, and everything is so quaint. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Carmel-by-the-Sea: So Very Charming!
Guide Location: USA » Carmel
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tamara Wilcox
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ocean Avenue
  • San Carlos St
  • Carmel Fireplace Inn
  • Candlelight Inn
  • Hog’s Breath Inn
  • Galerie Rue Toulouse
  • Carmel Bakery
  • Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden
  • Picadilly Park
  • Il Fornaio
  • Portabella
  • Katy’s Place
  • Carmel Music Box Company
  • Church of the Wayfarer
  • Harrison Memorial Library
  • Carmel Beach
  • Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • The 17-Mile Drive
  • Spanish Bay
  • Bird Rock
  • the Lone Cypress
  • Del Monte Forest
  • Carmel Mission Basilica
  • Mission Ranch
  • Tor House