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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 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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CORTE MADERA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, homey but you know it's very very expensive; Like the Beverly Hills of Hobbiton. A lovely place to visit.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of stores and shops sprinkled with the perfect number of art galleries. Very laid back feel. I especially liked the sign in the window of one shop, "Out walking the dog -- back in 15 minutes."

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Brisbane
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56 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Carmel quite big and retail for surfer to wealthy. The beaches are beautiful, a lot of parking mostly. Great restaurants. Worth devoting time to explore the streets and byways to see the amazing architecture of local homes. Older styles extremely appealing.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We love Carmel By-the-Sea. It definitely is loaded with tourists during the summer and on weekends. If you have the chance to go during the week, you'll find it less crowded. The best way to explore this village is on foot. As previously recommended, the free guide has a walking tour that is most helpful. The shops and galleries are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It has pretty inns and shops/boutiques that would intrigue anybody. There us do much character in every shop or inn. It feels like you entered story book place. I recommend walking the street to enjoy it.

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Napa Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We first visited Carmel decades ago and since then it's become synonymous with rampant tourism. This time we picked up the little (about 6 X 8 inch) Carmel guide that's readily available everywhere and tore out the self-guided walking tour page. We spent the better part of the day exploring historic sites like the Murphy house, hidden courtyards and other... More

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Bangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited in the evening and was very dark. Lighting in town is poor. No street names so it's very difficult to find where you want to go. Shops are expensive so browse only.! Nice charming place all the same and a nice base to visit Monterey peninsula and es Ecially the 17 mile drive.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Busy but no one seems to be disturbed by the traffic on the streets and people on the sidewalks. The general ambiance is elegant casual with many independent shops, appealing restaurants, and great people and dog watching. Lots of pampered people with their pampered pups --- fascinating!

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The wine tasting is convenient on this mile strip. You can hop in and out of tasting bars without driving a lot. We liked Parsons' Syrah and Granache blend.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A few days in Carmel feels like you have had a weeks vacation. Restaurants, great shopping, wine tasting, galleries and fesh sea air. Walk just down from the village for one of the best beaches in California. The town is so dog friendly too.

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