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Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the California's most beautiful seaside hideaways. A world-class destination for golfers, hikers, spa-enthusiasts and gourmets alike, this delightful beachside community boasts white sand beaches, turquoise waters, native Cypress trees and a picture postcard village.

Carmel, CaliforniaThe town is easily explored on foot and is home to some of the region's best shopping, fine dining, art galleries, beaches and parks.

Also worth visiting is nearby Monterey, a short drive away on world-famous 17 Mile Drive, a scenic route that hugs the coast and passes lush golf courses and lavish mansions en route.

Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck in his epic book Cannery Row, is located on the shores of one of America’s most famous natural ocean sanctuaries and is home to the well-known Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Carmel

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Carmel, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Carmel. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.