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Things to do in Carmel

 

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Point Lobos State Reserve
Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Beaches; Hiking Trails

 Point Lobos State Reserve is a "must" when visiting the Carmel area.  A small fee will gain you entrance into the park.  The ranger will gladly hand out information and maps for... more »

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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Trails
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Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Beaches

 The Carmel City Beach and the Carmel River Beach are two of the most scenic beaches in this area.  The pristine white sandy beach at Carmel is a nice place for a picnic, to fly a... more »

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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Missions; Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura.... more » Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura. The mission includes a working church, gardens and interior exhibits. « less
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Museums; Performances
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Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Theaters
Owner description: PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional... more » Owner description: PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre. « less
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County, housing two venues: Golden Bough Theatre, a... more » Owner description: Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County, housing two venues: Golden Bough Theatre, a 300-seat proscenium style for larger musicals, classical and contemporary performances - main lobby entrance on Monte Verde; The Circle Theatre, a 120-seat theatre-in-the-round - ideal for experimental works and other performances enhanced by an intimate setting, located in the lower, rear section of the Playhouse, with its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th. « less
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Specialty Shops
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Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #16 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Gardens

Artist Jim Needham has created a sculpture garden of rocks that have been stacked without the use of any adhesives, bolts or supporting structures. Some of the sculptures are as... more »

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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Specialty Shops; Malls; Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Theaters; Art Galleries
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Pacific Rep operates 4 historic theatres in Carmel - the Golden Bough and Circle Theatres, and the Forest Theater, which... more » Owner description: Pacific Rep operates 4 historic theatres in Carmel - the Golden Bough and Circle Theatres, and the Forest Theater, which actually has two stages, outdoor and indoor. Everything from musicals and children's theatre, to Shakespeare and rock and roll! What a variety of offerings! « less
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Ranked #21 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #22 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Parks
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #24 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Owner description: Our daily walk allows you to discover Carmel, this unique and charming village in a forest. We will explore the secret... more » Owner description: Our daily walk allows you to discover Carmel, this unique and charming village in a forest. We will explore the secret passageways, hidden courtyards and enchanting gardens and hear the story of Carmel from the author who wrote the book. A signed copy of the Carmel-by-the-Sea book can be part of your ticket package. This is a leisurely paced two hour walk. Well behaved pets welcome. « less
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Ranked #25 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #26 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Golf Courses
This golf facility offers two 18-hole championship golf courses - East and West - situated along the scenic Carmel River.
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Ranked #27 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Category: Museums
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Category: Beaches
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