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

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Great village but expensive

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Seattle
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17 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Campbell CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

More for an older crowd very laid back. Lots of art galleries and places to eat. Lovely beach but a steep climb back up to the village.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful little town filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The housings are cute. A must drop by if you are passing on the 1.

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La Palma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Window shopping is ot really our cup of tea and that's really all we saw down here to do. But we did drive through just to see all of the cute buildings and then took the scenic drive by the beach.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere here and the opportunities for shopping and eating were really good. The family really enjoyed walking around the village though some of the stores were a little beyond reach price wise.

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the art galleries most of all. Well planned town. Nice happy hours with live music. Little market near the park. Shopping quite expensive.

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Address: 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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