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Carmel Village

Ocean Avenue and State Route 1, Carmel, CA 93921
888-434-3891
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Neighborhoods
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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Quaint, trendy and incredibly friendly. Main street is jammed with shops and boutiques. Just remember to check out the shops behind the shops!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a nice place to see and walk around if you're passing by the area -- very scenic and clean. There are plenty of shops selling high end stuff -- art, craft, apparel -- and although there was a lot of (tourist) foot traffic I didn't see many people actually in the stores, much less buying anything. It... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable walking around the town--we did not see any chain stores, so that is a plus. There are lots of really cute little stores and interesting art. There are also many restaurants along the street.

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I loved walking around in Carmel. It was very clean, and charming. Hard to find parking. There are two parking areas at each end of the town but when it's busy they fill up fast. Some areas you need a resident permit to park. None of the shops or restaurants have parking. Can be stressful if you have reservations. There... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The fairy tale village with quaint homes and decidely upscale shops was refreshing to walk through whether your budget allows you to shop or just window shop. It is worth the trip!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The village of Carmel is so nice wih old small houses, it looks like a village from a fairy tale. The beach was absolutely magnificant and we could easily have spent 2 nights here.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A great place for a wander through all the little nooks and crannies around the village. Mind you it's mainly window shopping, this is an exclusive setting with masses of art galleries and designer boutiques. Loads of coffee shops and restaurants too and not a chain store in sight. Then it's on to the beach just a short step away.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you were going to design a seaside town in California it would probably look like Carmel. Only small gripe was that on a Saturday morning several restaurants and cafes were closed leaving the few open unable to cope with demand. That said it's a beautiful town. "It made our day"

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Carmel is charming. It is nice just to walk around and take a stroll on the beach street to see the different nice houses. I highly recomend Terry's Lounge Restaurant at Lincoln & 5 Th st.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoy going to Carmel Village for a pleasant walk and do it a few times each year. We start on one side of the street, wander through the shops, and then continue down to the ocean area. The ocean area is scenic and its nice to spend time here. Then walk up the street. We like to explore the... More

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