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

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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…

Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

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…

Grasshoppers, the New Protein Jumping Out of Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Carmel visitors take in the bites on tour of culinary hotspots


Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday 9/14/2014, by Meredith May: Within the 1 square mile that is Carmel-by-the-Sea lies a gastronome’s paradise. Situated in the middle of nature’s kitchen, with the sea on one side and Salinas Valley produce to the east, encircled by a rapidly expanding wine region atop the Santa Lucia highlands, Carmel…

Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Carmel

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If you’re looking for a special way to bring in the New Year, Carmel-by-the-Sea has some special delights in store. Whether you have a taste for fine dining, traditional music or a family-friendly day, Carmel has something to offer everyone. New Year’s Eve Dinner at Aubergine What better way to spend a romantic New Year’s…

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,…