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Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00
 
Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
From $140.00
 
Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
From $140.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Take notice please

See the lady? Right nearby was a sign clearly stating - "Please do not feed the animals". It seems like a challenge to many people, dare I say those who rarely get out and experience nature, to do...
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Be Careful Out There

The sign says it all. There is a very strong undertow here. Anyone venturing into the water should be aware of this. Even if your children are only wading in the water, it's best to hold their hands...
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Monastery Beach

This beach, on Highway 1 south of Carmel–by-the-Sea and near Pt. Lobos State Reserve, is part of Carmel River State Beach and takes its name from the Carmelite Monastery across the highway.It is know...
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Fed Animals are Dead Animals

Please do NOT feed the animals in the parks. They become dependent on handouts, and in time forget how to hunt and forage on their own. Some even pass their bad habit on to their offspring. I know...
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Reading a map!

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do...
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But to be honest...it's quite expensive!

Carmel is nestled between the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Course to the north and the spectaculor Big Sur Coast by the south. By carefully guarding the natural beauty of the area, Carmel has...
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Mind the Sign or Pay a Stiff Fine !

The shores at Carmel by the Sea are protected and if the law is violated the fines are steep.The sign pictured here says it all “ This is part of the Carmel Bay Ecological Reserve. No Invertebrates...
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Carmel River Sand Bar is a Dangerous Beach

The turbulent surf is so strong that a huge sand bar builds up during the dry season, effectively blocking off the Carmel River. Tapping into the fresh water supply upstream has magnified this problem...
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Taking the time to enjoy.....

Looking back on this day, I should have planned it differently. From San Francisco to San Simeon is a long drive and there is far too much to see along the way. Monterey, Carmel and the spectacular...
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NEVER turn your back on the ocean.

High surf and waves...stay off the rocks.Stay off wet rocks...it means surf has crashed in recently.Tourists want to take pictures of them selves and loved ones standing precariously on rocks...Big...
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The weather was still chilly...

The weather was still chilly so no beach-life here in Carmel or anywhere during my visit. Same applied to locals as seen on these picture: empty beach or some artist building -not sand castles- but...
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Top Hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Lincoln Street & 7th Avenue, Carmel, California, 93921, United States
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120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, California, 93923, United States
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8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, California, 93293, United States
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Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel, California, 93921, United States
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Ocean Ave. & Torres Street, Carmel, California, 93921, United States
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26600 Oliver Road, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, California, 93922, United States
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Top Things to Do in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Downtown Carmel

This lovely park sits in the middle of town. We were exploring decided to explore the park too. Lots of wonderful bench and niches to sit on. Plus, some wonderful veterans markers located in different...
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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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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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Carmel Beach

Mora Chapel Gallery was constructed between 1921 and1924 over a portion of the original convento in order to house the life-size memorial cenotaph dedicated to the founding Padre Presidente of the...
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Point Lobos State Reserve Park

Tide pools are divided into four different intertidal zones: splash, high, mid, low. The splash zone is almost always exposed to air and is moistened by the highest waves, ocean spray and rain. The...
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Carmel Mission

This is where the Father of California Missions is buried at. Fr. Junipero Serra died in his room at Mission Carmel on August 28, 1784 at the age of 70 years. Toward the end of life he told his friend...
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Top 5 Carmel-by-the-Sea Writers

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Yaqui

"Carmel-by-the-sea~"
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travelgourmet

"CARMEL-by-the-SEA"
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Ewingjr98

"Carmel-by-the-Taste"
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cnango

"Carmel By the Sea"
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SONG

"Quaint "Olde England" feeling in Carmel, CA"
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