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The Allure of Al Fresco Dining

What is it about outdoor dining that feels so irresistible and relaxing? Maybe it’s our adult version of the backyard campout where stories, s’mores, and laughter could be shared with friends without using our indoor voices. Al fresco dining combines the appeal of the unfettered picnic with the civility of chairs, silverware, and glass stemware,…

Traveling with Your Dog

The Dog Days of Summer Keeping Your Pooch Entertained On Vacation Carmel-by-the-Sea is extremely dog-friendly, and a great place to vacation with your canine companion. Dogs are welcome to join their people at many restaurants, shops (like Diggidy Dog), walking trails, and even off-leash on the white sands of Carmel Beach. But, even here, you’ll…

Silicon Valley: Our Mission Is To Make You Look Good

Only 90 minutes outside of Silicon Valley, Carmel Food Tours is an ideal activity for your next corporate off-site. Whether you make it a day trip or extend your stay at one of the many properties available throughout the Monterey Peninsula, you are sure to appreciate the beauty, bounty, and culinary treasures that this area…

Our Favorite Tasty Spots On Our Classic Food Tour

Carmel has SO much to offer residents and visitors from restaurants to shops. And we might be biased, but the food is one of the best parts of our village! From classic sports bars to Oaxacan-inspired cuisine, and everything in between, no matter what your favorite cuisine options Carmel has everything! While our Classic Food…

What to Expect on Your Food Tour

Thinking about signing up for your first walking food tour? You absolutely should! They’re such a great way to get to know a new-to-you area (or even your own hometown!), plus taste some of the best foods in a fun way! At Carmel Food Tours, four food tours, as well as pop-up cooking classes and…

Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House

Tor House and Hawk Tower  A Poet’s Haven “We must uncenter our minds from ourselves; We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident As the rock and ocean that we were made from.”     – Carmel Point, Robinson Jeffers   Tor House is one of the most enticing attractions in Carmel, California. The idyllic stone…

Recipe – Blueberry Mint Jam

Blueberry Mint Jam   Award-winning food preservationist Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove wants you to take jam making “to the next level” by experimenting with new flavor combinations. To see what she means, read her article “Add Some Flavor to Your Jams” in the summer issue of Edible Monterey BayClick here to read more… Happy Girl Kitchen…

Places to Dine When you’re in Carmel for the Annual Tree Lighting

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s annual Tree Lighting and Sunset Center Holiday Party takes place this year on December 6th. The majestic tree stands at Carmel’s major crossroads at the intersection of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue. The celebration begins at 4:30pm at Ocean Avenue in Devendorf Park. Carmel’s festive season comes to life with the Holiday Tree Lighting…

Must-Sees for Art Lovers in Carmel-by-the-Sea

If you’re a lover of art in all its forms, an avid collector, or you’re just looking for an interesting way to spend an afternoon, Carmel has a delectable array of more than 100 art galleries to choose from. Here is a sampling to whet your appetite: Mountainsong Galleries This gallery boasts more living artists…

May Events in Carmel-by-the-Sea

There’s a lot of exciting events this May in Carmel, so bring the family out to enjoy the spring fun. 22nd Annual Winemakers’ Celebration Come on down and delight your palate with more than 100 different wines from Monterey County, paired with nibble created by renowned chefs from local ingredients. There will also be demonstrations on…

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Carmel-by-the-Sea

If you’re planning a family day out in Carmel, you won’t be disappointed with the choice of kid-friendly attractions. Whether you want outdoor fun or indoor activities, there’s something for children of all ages.   Forest Hill Park and Playground Forest Hill is a sprawling 2-acre park situated at the intersection of Camino del Monte…

Best Holidays Events in Carmel

Whether you’re a resident of Carmel-by-the-Sea or you’re visiting for the holidays, you won’t be short of events to enjoy this December. Here’s a rundown on some festive favorites: The Christmas Ballet   This Christmas event, performed by the Smuin Ballet, takes place at the Sunset Center on December 6th and 7th. This popular seasonal event…

Historic Buildings in Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea is not only renowned for its beautiful scenery; it also has a rich history, much of which is still present today. If you have some time to spare, take a stroll through the town’s historic areas and take a trip back in time. Here are some must-see historic locations: Forest Theater First Murphy House

Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Classic Carmel Food Tour, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA Carmel-By-The-Sea is a charming seaside village that offers the best of the Central California coast. Exploring that charm— the food, the architecture, and the ocean views — with Carmel Food Tours’ Staci Giovino is unforgettable. Staci loves her adopted town and hearing about the fun history, celebrities who frequent…