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Carmel Village

Ocean Avenue and State Route 1, Carmel, CA 93921
888-434-3891
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Neighborhoods
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Southport, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Such a pretty town centre, quaint lovely buildings, there are even doggy biscuits outside shops, very dog friendly. Beautiful beach, good choice of restaurants and individual shops. Well worth a visit.

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Milpitas, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the place, must visit if you are in North CA. Very pretty all around. the shops and their signboards are simply lovely! There are lots of cafes and restaurants. Just walking around the place is so much enjoyable. the Beach street and around it is the place. Parking can be a bit difficult in the regular parking spots, but... More

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Zurich
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I had heard that Carmel was a beautiful and sympathetic sea side village with a tradition in arts and crafts, interesting architecture, and a nice beach. What I found on a busy Sunday was a crowded commerce-focused town with a main street occupied by Tiffany's, Sotheby's, and completely devoid of any charm, karma, or artistic merit. The beach was massively... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I can't really give an accurate review because we spent and hour driving around trying to find parking. We never found it. The parking lots were full, the streets were full, the street to the beach was at a standstill. It was the Independence Day weekend so guess we planned badly. Very disappointed. I had read about so many places... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's just picture perfect. Take a drive from Monterey to Carmel and have a meal. Quaint, absolutely gorgeous village with breathtaking views around. It's all like a little piece of paradise and everytime I go to any new place, it's become almost like a benchmark of a Seaside location for me. Do go the store selling wooden angels... Stunning.

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Atlanta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We rented a car for the last few days of our trip and drove out to Carmel. It was a nice drive and my teens loved seeing all the tech companies (and signs for where the tech companies were located, like Cupertino, Menlo Park and Silicon Valley!) Took about 2 hours. Carmel is one of the cutest little towns I've... More

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Rocklin, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the perfect place to spend the day just discovering all the special cafe's and shops. What a wonderful experience to share with family or friends. Everyone will find great treasures to help them remember beautiful Carmel .... my FAVORITE village anywhere !!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great place to visit but I'm giving a bad rating to draw attention to parking in Carmel Village. Otherwise, there are many restaurants and lots of good shopping opportunities. I recommend staying in the area for at least 2 to 3 nights to explore without being too rushed. Trip somewhat spoiled by what I feel to be... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful seaside town with masses of art galleries, boutiques, seafood restaurants and lovely cafes.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Talk about history. Amazing place and what lovely gardens. The museum is very special if you are religious type and taking in a mass at the mission made the trip worth it. A must see for Catholics traveling to the area. Don't miss it.

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