Carmel

58°
58° - January
60° - February
61° - March
62° - April
63° - May
65° - June
66° - July
68° - August
70° - September
68° - October
63° - November
58° - December
Dec avg
$188
Avg Hotel
$283
Est. Airfare

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Description

If you're looking for a California beach experience without worrying about sticky little kids knocking you over or loud teenagers causing a raucous, do not fear, our mild-mannered friend. We have a place for you: Carmel, California. Attracted by the natural beauty of Carmel, intellectuals, artists, poets, and musicians have all been drawn to this beautiful beach town. Carmel is small enough to walk across in a matter of five minutes, but it's filled with chic shopping, refined activities, and stunning landscapes. The architecture ranges from centuries-old Spanish missions to sweet cottages. And the beaches range from dog-friendly to upbeat bonfire beaches to quiet state beaches. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and parks keep kids entertained, while the spas, wine tasting, and art galleries keep adults happily entertained.
Photo Credit: Franck Pierrel
Photo Credit: Frank Michel
Photo Credit: Christopher Woods
Photo Credit: Franck Pierrel
Photo Credit: California Tourism
Photo Credit: Mike Barton
Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Randy Wilder
Photo Credit: Mike Barton

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Shopping

If you like art, there are over 80 art galleries, including painting, sculpture, and photography galleries. If you are into clothes shopping, there are dozens of unique shops that you won't find anywhere else. You will find gifts, books, cameras, jewelry, toys, pet accessories, and surf boards; we have everything you might need even if you don't know you need it yet.
Cost: Free
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Wine Tasting

Carmel's new Wine Walk By-The-Sea currently features 9 wine tasting venues with 3 more opening soon. Stay in a charming Carmel inn, walk on the beach in the morning, wine taste in the afternoon and have dinner at a local restaurant with an award-winning wine cellar; all without getting in your car.
Cost: Varies
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Rated America's #1 Aquarium by Trip Advisor. Otters, sharks, jellies, living kelp forest, touch pools, shows, special exhibits, Aquarium Adventure tours, and more.
Cost: Adults $34.95
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Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

San Jose Municipal Airport [SJC]