AOL Travel
Print

Carmel Travel Guide

Inside Scoop From Carmel Locals

Carmel with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

Alamy Even with its pristine beaches, world class shopping, and beautiful...Read More

Carmel with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

Getty Images The picturesque city of Carmel is nestled along the...Read More
Carmel OVERVIEW
Carmel’s past—as a seaside artists' colony that attracted luminaries like Jack London, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Sinclair Lewis and Robinson Jeffers—still lures artists, as well as folks who are attracted to this casual but stunningly beautiful area. Back in the day, residents resisted street numbers, a tradition that continues today only in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where people pick their mail up at the Post Office. The village is still intimate enough for visitors to find some of that bohemian spirit, but the Carmel area is now a modern tourist hot spot, with a wealth of shopping options, charming cafés, breathtaking views and rugged open space. It’s easy to find the good life on a Carmel vacation, whether it’s at a winery in Carmel Valley, on the beach in Carmel, or at an award-winning restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. And the good life includes dogs. Many businesses—hotels, shops and restaurants—are pup friendly. So bring the family along, or just your sweetheart, and see ...See More what the artists love about Carmel. See Less
BEST IN Carmel TRAVEL
from our Editors
  • L'Auberge Carmel
  • L'Auberge CarmelL'Auberge Carmel opened in 2004 in the completely remodeled former Sundial Lodge, a wood-frame and stucco building built...
  • ...
  • ...
  • AOL Travel Editors test hundreds of travel experiences at all price points. See their recommendations and make the most of your trip...
ADVERTISEMENT
INSIDE SCOOP
from Carmel
ALL Carmel articles