Carmel-by-the-Sea Things to Do

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  • 1. Pebble Beach

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble...

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  • 2. Downtown Carmel

    Like what I've said in my previous tips, Carmel By The Sea Became Famous in the early 1900's as artists started flocking here to make their works of art among the romantic beaches and the view of the...

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  • 3. 17 Mile Drive

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble...

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  • 4. Carmel Beach

    Carmel Beach is surrounded by a Monterrey Pine Forest & twisted Cypress trees crown the pristine beach. Walk, play, frolic on the beach and sink your toes in the soft white sand. Its crystal blue...

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  • 5. Point Lobos State Reserve Park

    Point Lobos State Reserve enjoys a spectacular location on the California coast in Carmel. Trails traverse the coastline and its nearby surroundings. Migrating whales can sometimes be seen offshore by...

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  • 6. Carmel Mission

    Part two of My Carmel Mission tip with more pictures around the famous Carmel Mission Church otherwise known as the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, one of the 21 spanish missions along...

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  • 7. Big Sur Cove

    if you are visiting the Hearst Castle Historical State Park after a walk through of Monterey and Carmel with lost of spare time or having 2 to 3 day extra time, I would suggest a timely stop along Big...

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  • 8. Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Carmel By The Sea is just Beside it's Larger Neighbor, Monterey and The Monterey Bay Acquarium is one of the Highlights in walking around Cannery row of Monterey and is an important things to do in...

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  • 9. Piccadilly Park

    Besides the famous beaches and parks in Carmel--including Carmel Beach, Carmel River State Beach, Monastery Beach, and Point Lobos State Reserve--Carmel boasts a number of other small city parks that...

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  • 10. California Mission

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures around the famous Carmel Mission Church otherwise known as the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, one of the 21 spanish missions along the...

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  • 11. Basilica Mission

    San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, 1771, is the site of The Carmel Mission Basilica and National Shrine of Blessed Junipero Serra, who founded the California Missions and is buried in the Church....

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  • 12. Carmel Art Festival

    In 2007 the Carmel Art Festival is in its 14th year. I visited on the busy Saturday when the "Sculpture in the Park" at Devendorf Park along Ocean Ave was impressive, and Mission Street was closed off...

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  • 13. Mission Carmel

    Mission Carmel was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1770, the second in the California chain. Mission Carmel was the headquarters of the Mission chain from until he died in 1803. The Carmel Mission...

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  • 14. Garland Ranch Regional Park

    Garland Ranch Regional Park is located just a short drive up Carmel Valley Road, and is a great place to get away from civilization for a while. This park has easy to difficult trails that go from...

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  • 15. Spyglass Golf Course

    Somebody told me this is called “The poor man’s Pebble.” As in it’s less expensive to play than neighboring Pebble Beach. There’s NOTHING poor about Spyglass. Ok, it’s $150.00 cheaper than Pebble, but...

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  • 19. Cannery Row

    This famous street in Nearby Monterey, just a few miles from Carmel By The Sea, formerly known as Ocean View Avenue, became world famous due to the Famous Novel...

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  • 20. Senator's Cottage

    Located just next door to the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn is the Senator's Cottage. It is part of the TicklePink Inn complex, with the Cottage being the last...

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  • 21. Explore the Rocky Points on the Coastline

    Drive along the coastline away from the broad whites sand beach and you will discover some beautiful rocky points. It is not only scenic but fun to climb on the...

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  • 22. The Carmel Mission Church

    The Carmel Mission was founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra. The first mission church in California to be built from stone, this beautiful old church does...

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  • 23. Views from Jacks Peak

    For the most extensive view of the area, visit Jacks Peak, located in a county park just minutes from downtown. From the top - which is easy to reach from the...

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  • 24. Brrr City

    The last time we were in Carmel, there wasn't much surf -- maybe three-foot breaks -- but there were quite a few optimistic surfers out in the water.Since...

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  • 25. Go Fish

    There were several fisherfolk who had set up their gear by the water's edge. I talked to one man, who said that he catches mostly surfperch. However, he said he...

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