The Monterey Peninsula Inns are a very short drive to the City of Carmel. Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to great restaurants & bars, shopping, art galleries, spas & salons and arts & entertainment. Carmel Valley features wine tasting at its best!
Never mind that Carmel-by-the-Sea is a quaint coastal enclave tucked somewhere between the sites and sophistication of San Francisco and Southern California. Carmel is a community where locals and guests can abandon their cars to experience the town on foot. Featuring manicured gardens and Aspen-style architecture creates an ambiance as enticing as the upscale shops at Carmel Plaza, The Barnyard and the Crossroads shopping centers of Carmel.
Father Junipero Serra established Mission San Carlos de Borromeo on a hill overlooking the mouth of then called “Carmelo”. The Mission now called; Carmel Mission was the jewel of Serra’s nine missions, the heartbreak of his ministry and his final resting place.
Carmel is still a bohemian haven, a Mecca for artists and a refuge for writers and intellectuals. A hub of the area for the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel Music Society, the Monterey County Symphony and the Carmel Art Festival.
Carmel’s beaches are dog- friendly so even your companion can enjoy. Carmel is full of history and delight with something for everyone!