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CITIES WE LOVE
Tor House and
Hawk Tower

Carmel
by-the-Sea

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onsidered one of the most
romantic places in the world,
(Travel + Leisure readers voted
it No. 3 after Paris and Venice) Carmel
is nestled on the Monterey Peninsula,
southeast of golf mecca Pebble Beach
and north of dramatic Big Sur.
A bit out of the way, though only 15
minutes from the Monterey Regional
Airport, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a good
mix of a destination - it's an easygoing California resort town and not
overrun by tourists. Carmel is wellknown as a sublime spot to relax and be
pampered. The nearby "destination"
courses such as Spanish Bay and Pebble
Beach are truly epic golfing "bucket
list" holes for golfers. And the area's
luxurious inns and spas, gorgeous

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beaches, cute downtown, and smart
watering holes are top notch. Plus, the
weather is beautiful.
Carmel's dining scene is to die for. Try
Aubergine restaurant within the exquisite
Relais & Châteaux L'Auberge Carmel or
Andre's Bouchee, a fine, French inspired
yet casual local hotspot. It's a wine shop
too. La Bicyclette is another delicious
dining choice to consider.
You can also experience the area's
fine wineries without traveling too far.
Carmel boasts several wineries' tasting
rooms accessible on foot or via a short
drive. Hahn's offers reasonably priced
wines, and Wrath's KW Ranch Pinot
Noir is a delight. Pessagno Winery has
great chardonnays and pinot noirs,
and Galante Vineyards is lots of fun.

CALL 800-750-5386

Bernardus is a must visit winery just a
bit east.
Pebble Beach's famous "17-Mile
Drive" is absolutely worth the jaunt;
you'll see magnificent homes perched
on bluffs next to manicured golf courses
and a timeless ocean view. Don't miss
the Carmel Mission museum. This
venerable 1770's era California mission
is still an intriguing place to visit and
learn about early California history.
Make time for a visit to the Tor House,
former home of poet Robinson Jeffers.
Even Carmel's surfing scene is a hit.
Surprisingly more surfers come to
Carmel-by-the-Sea than nearby Santa
Cruz. "We've got bigger waves and
better sand," according to "Mike," one
of the local dudes.

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Departures
Because Someday
Transatlantic Cruises: The Only Way to Cross
Coasting the Coast
Your Story
Trip Notes
Central Perks
Napa or Sonoma?
Northern Exposure
Agent Spotlight
Mountain Expressions
Cities We Love
Postcards
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