Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on the Monterey Peninsula, a top-rated, world-renowned destination that holds some of the worlds finest scenery, historic sites, art galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops, (Visit Carmel) the perfect spot to spend a day for any type of group.
While the Mission San Carlos De Borromeo was first established here in 1771, it wasn’t until much later that this area truly became the destination it is today, shaped by a group of young artists, writers, and intellectuals who settled here. This fine mix of culture, religion, and intellectualism is seen very well today in all of the various attractions. Here are some of the top places to visit while in Carmel:
- Scenic Bluff Path
- Carmel River State Beach
- Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
- Tor House
- Pacific Repertory Theatre
- Historic Carmel Mission/Mission San Carlos de Borromeo
There are several world-class dining destinations throughout the city to try during your visit as well, a few of our favorites being A.W Shucks Oyster Bar, Forge in the Forest, Carmel Coffee, Pescadero Mexican, Little Napoli, and Hanagasa Japanese.