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Garrapata State Park

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…

Foodie Festival Roundup – The Foodie’s Guide to Local Summer Festivals

Foodie Festival Roundup

Summer is the time to take in outdoor festivals to celebrate theater, music, art, photography, and the culinary arts. Here are some great places to enjoy beer, wine, and chefs’ creations this summer. Kick-off your long weekend with a Carmel Food Tour on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Book soon, as summertime spots fill up quickly. MAY…

Carmel visitors take in the bites on tour of culinary hotspots

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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…

Discover Carmel Mission

The Historic 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…

3 Corporate Offsites Your Coworkers Will Actually Enjoy

Corporate Offsites tour

1. Food Tour group tourDifferent personalities, different likes: This is a way to engage everyone on your team by providing not just a lunch out of the office, but a stroll where conversation can take place organically as walking partners change, and as seats adjust between tasting…

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

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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

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

Carmel food tour

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…