Get swept away in Carmel-by-the- Sea!
Serenity awaits you in the storybook coastal town of Carmel-by-the-sea. Brimming with European flair, this tranquil village offers everything from scenic waterfront trails to gourmet restaurants to picturesque wineries— making it one of California’s best-kept secrets and the perfect winter escape!
Surround yourself in the fairy-tale ambiance of Carmel-by-the-sea! Covering just one-square-mile, what this sweet village lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. In fact, to maintain its historic 18th-century character, there isn’t one streetlight, parking meter or numbered street address in town!
Start your morning with a peaceful stroll along the pearly white sands of Carmel Beach City Park, bordered by beautiful cypress trees and sparkling ocean waves.
Next, head into the heart of town to explore more than 500 unique boutiques, cafés and galleries nestled along stone-paved alleyways. There, you can buy crafts from local artisans or savor a piece of marbled fudge from Cottage of Sweets, the town’s famous candy shop.
As the golden hour draws near, get whisked away on a sunset dinner cruise with Monterey Bay Sailing. Enjoy wine and appetizers as you glide alongside dolphins and migrating whales, all while admiring the hues of the setting sun!