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.
Dungeness Crab season is in full force and folks in Mendocino County know how to celebrate the harvest from the coast. Throw in the beloved crustacean along with some wine and beer and it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong.
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.
We're in the midst of the holidays and the calendar now officially says it’s winter, but this is the Bay Area and with more sunshine in the forecast, getting outside should be the plan (especially if you have time off from work!) If you’re willing to leave the City, the South Bay is loaded with some outstanding parks and gardens worth exploring.
There are many ways to celebrate the holiday season – some of them more stressful than others. Forget that cup of coffee on the run and take a breather from shopping to sit down to holiday tea.
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