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Where to Eat Well in Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a great place to visit, but be forewarned temptation is great here.

Hiking Carmel’s Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Part of the beauty of a getaway to Carmel is that while there’s plenty to keep you busy, it’s also particularly easy to do a lot of nothing. Some shop, eat, and wine taste their way through town while others plant themselves on the beach refusing to leave before the sun goes down. But arguably one of Carmel’s best activities is also one of its better kept secrets – hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

5 Spots to Sip and Drink in Carmel

Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge at Cypress Inn

It used to be shopping was the thing to do when you went to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Though you can still do some serious damage at the likes of Tiffany & Co., Coach, and Kate Spade, there are plenty of good spots to sit and sip for a spell. From creative cocktails and happy hours to good wine, cozy Carmel’s got you covered.

Five Cool and Comfy Carmel Hotels

If you’re looking for quick getaway, think Carmel. Just a couple hours in the car and you can play in the sand, do some serious shopping and drink good wine. But where should you stay? Carmel is chock full of great options for every taste.

Monterey County Beaches Worth Cleaning Sand Out of the Car For

Lovers Point Park and Beach, Pacific Grove

Monterey County is a good place to hit the beach.

Eat Your Way Through Carmel

La Bicyclette

Carmel has always been a popular weekend destination. But the list of what to do when you arrive is growing.

Sip and Stroll through Dog-Friendly Carmel

Carmel by-the-Sea

When you arrive somewhere late at night, you never quite know what it’s going to look like when the sun comes up. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, what’s waiting in the dark is worth getting up early for.

Day Trip Alert! Our Must-See Picks for Carmel's Art and Film Fest

Carmel Art and Film Festival

Weekend warriors looking for things to do outside of the city have their work cut out for them this weekend Just a short drive down the 101 will drop them smack in the middle of Carmel-by-the-Sea (just Carmel to the locals) for the 4th annual Carmel Art and Film Festival, one of the best excuses this time of the year to visit the charming seaside community which, in truth, should need none to draw a crowd.

Dog-Friendly Hotels and Inns Beyond San Francisco

Dog-Friendly Hotels and Inns Beyond San Francisco

City dog owners often face the predicament of what to do with their faithful companion when they want to make a quick escape. Dog hotels and boarders are a good solution, but costly. Dog-obsessed friends are another remedy. But really, what those puppy dog eyes want is to go with you. So get out of town and take them. Along the coast and in the mountains, dog-friendly hotels abound, here's some of them, and fun activities and places to eat while you guys are there.

This Weekend, Head To Harvest Carmel

The forecast for Saturday in Carmel is for "abundant sunshine" and highs in the 70s—a perfect September afternoon. Why make the journey? The first-ever Harvest event at Quail Lodge, a two-day celebration organized by the same team that puts on the Pebble Beach Food & Wine extravaganza each spring.

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