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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…

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…

Garrapata State Park

Whether you’re a nature buff, a seasoned hiker, or you’re just looking for a pleasant day outdoors, Garrapata State Park is sure to please.  An often overlooked Big Sur gem, the park languishes along two miles of beach front, and when you’re tired of relaxing on the sand, you can enjoy a coastal hike, which…

Discover Carmel Mission

The Historic Carmel Mission If you’re looking for an interesting way to spend an afternoon in Carmel, California, stop by and visit the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, also known as Carmel Mission. Built in 1771, the Mission is a perfect combination of spiritual beauty and historical legacy. You’re bound to enjoy the…

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,…