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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A terrific place to take a leisurely walk with tons of unique little shops and galleries. It was nice to see stores that weren't cookie cutter

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Austin Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Quaint village that was a bit overwhelming.The parking is nuts unless you park far away and walk everywhere.People are just downright rude especially the drivers which appear to be the locals! If you don't move fast enough you will get beeped at. Restaurants are crowded and pricey which is expected but if you only have two people be prepared to... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The village COULD be fantastic, but all real life is gone -replaced by a million art galleries selling commercial art, restaurants serving expensive food, and - well, people like us, walking around looking. Still, it's a beautiful place, likely worth the visit.

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La Canada, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We spent five days in Carmel Village. It is such a quaint and picturesque town with its cottages and shops by the sea. We love to shop and look in all the art galleries. It is filled with many outstanding restaurants but do not miss out on the wonderful wineries. The bakeries along Ocean Ave. are filled with delicious treats... More

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Danville, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love this town! So many little nooks and crannies - funky shops and awesome art. I love the little coffee shop on Ocean and I haven't had a bad meal ever!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
153 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I totally loved the lovely mix of all types and sizes of shops and galleries. The village is beautifully laid out and preserved. There is something for everyone. The clothes shops are especially interesting.

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent many afternoons strolling through Carmel Village. There are so many hidden alleyways and courtyards...beautiful little gems! We didn't buy much (just a treat at a sweet shop), but it was so much fun to window shop!

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rome
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well, I went to look for the Beach in twilight, through dark streets, among excessively pretty houses and gardens, and although I didnt find the beach just then, I had a good view of the varied and delightful architecture. And despite being in the States in the dark, I felt safe. As Yeats wrote, only the houses of the rich...

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Venetia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Carmel during the Pebble Beach Concourse week and Carmel is a buzz with everything automobile. The streets are lines with Ferrari's Lambo's, Bugatti's and the like. They close the streets for a day and fill the town with exotic cars for the public to see. This is car guy heaven. Exotic cars out the ying yang, 5... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I never tire of visiting the Bay Area and one of my fave places would be Carmel....from the ferry ride to arrival....the quaint shops with rare finds and gifts you know would be original....the tranquility and friendly people add character to the atmosphere...did I mention the shopping was great?

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