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Address: Ocean Avenue and State Route 1, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 888-434-3891

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The artistic atmosphere and community was fabulous. Lots of art galleries, jewellery shops, restaurants, boutiques. Even a Coach Outlet and a Tiffany store. Heaven!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The artistic atmosphere and community was fabulous. Lots of art galleries, jewellery shops, restaurants, boutiques. Even a Coach Outlet and a Tiffany store. Heaven!

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

While driving through the area from Point Lobos State Park back to Monterey we stopped for a couple hours and wandered around the little village, had dinner and walked to the beach. It should be noted that this whole town is on a pretty good downhill slope so if you are not a particularly strong walker, going from the village... More 

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Woking
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Ersatz town for rich people and tourists. Nice beach. Suggest parking near the beach where parking is free and then walking up to the town. Plenty of cafes and expensive shopping

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Fabulous! Art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, jewelry, clothing boutiques - everything. Literally, fantastic shopping.

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Quaint restaurant in the heart of Carmel Village. Tasty food and a nice experience, in general. Would return.

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Seattle
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Totally as I would have expected with fancy shopping and galleries, but also some places for the rest of us with a few souvenir and shirt shops. The candy shop was great!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

While in the area, we had to stop by Carmel Village and check it out. It wasn't very crowded at all, but we went during the week in early June before the mad summer rush, plus it was chilly the day we were there, so that may have kept crowds down. We found parking easily enough, and paid for about... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We loved walking around the village! Unfortunately the parking situation was pretty bad having to pay to park.

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Valrico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great selection of venues for shopping, dining, and museums. Carmel is very "dog friendly" so if you are missing your "little family member", you will have ample opportunities to pet all sorts of dogs! The weather is beautiful, making walking around town very enjoyable.

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Del Mar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Carmel for years. There are blocks and blocks of art galleries, shops and restaurants. At the end of Ocean Avenue is a beautiful beach with fabulous views, including Torrey Pines Golf Course.

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Address: Ocean Avenue and State Route 1, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 888-434-3891
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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