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two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

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two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

Hello

we thought to come this Christmas to Carmel for two days.and please kindly advise us what are the things to do during the holiday.

what is open and what would be probably close

- are the artists galleries closed in Christmas?

are there recommended hiking trails (not just the beach)

are two nights in Carmel justified or one night and teo days are more than enough that time of the year?

thank you very much

Tal

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1. Re: two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

Are you all adults or are there kids ? What would you like to do besides hikes and see Art Galleries. There is plenty to do from hiking in Point Lobos, to Elkhorn Slough to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to wine tasting to Hikes in the Big Sur Village state parks. One could easily spend a few days in this area.

Galleries and many restaurants may not be open on Christmas day and that would be a good day to hike in Point Lobos or on the Beach weather permitting.

People who come to Carmel spend time not only in Carmel but in Pacific Grove and Monterey as well. Many may go north to see Santa Cruz or South to Big Sur Village.

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2. Re: two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

Oh, there's plenty to do around Carmel, especially if you like hiking. There are a lot of parks on the Monterey Peninsula with hiking trails. I list many of them on this page, along with links to maps. www.montereypeninsula.info/guide/walking.htm

There are a couple of parks with trails in Carmel that don't get much attention, but they're very pleasant. The first is Mission Trail Park, which is inside the Carmel city limits. It runs from a point a few blocks east of downtown to a point right across the street from the Carmel Mission. The second is Hatton Canyon, which is just East of Carmel behind Carmel High School. The main trail is about a mile and a half long, and the southern end intersects Carmel Valley Road a few hundred feet from Highway 1. Directions to both are on the page linked above.

Carmel art galleries will likely be closed on Christmas day, but all will be available for window shopping. Most restaurants will probably be open, though not all.

-Mr. Toy

www.montereypeninsula.info

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3. Re: two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

Stay two nights! Do you have accomodations booked yet? :)

Edited: 12:02 pm, November 14, 2012
Irvine, California
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4. Re: two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

oh thank you so much for your kind and detailed info.

yes we have already booked a place in Carmel, but we really wanted to know if it is reasonable.

thank you for the lovely ideas

Happy Hollidays to you all - Ta;

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5. Re: two days during Christmas in Carmel and area

Carmel at Christmas time is beautiful! We have celebrated several anniversaries there in December. :)

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