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Itinereary for 2-3 Days in Carmel Area

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Itinereary for 2-3 Days in Carmel Area

Staying in Carmel for 30th Anniversary in Mid Oct. Need help on what to do.

Point Lobos seems to be big. Spending time visiting shops, beach and restaurants in Carmel.

Maybe half a day in Monterey. A beer at Hogs Breath? We have the Georgia Aquarium which is tremendous so not sure spending money for the Monterey Aquarium is necessary. We do love sightseeing, some hiking and bike riding. Suggestions appreciated.

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1. Re: Itinereary for 2-3 Days in Carmel Area

Day trip to Big Sur, renting bikes and riding the rec trail along the Pacific Grove shoreline, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel Beach, Carmel mission, Walk of History in Monterey, Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is also a research facility. It's a great place to explore with lots of exhibits (And not just fish!) and outdoor spaces. Sometimes you can see dolphins swim by or even a whale or two passing through from the outdoor decks. Go if you run out of other things to do during your visit. Late afternoon (After 3 pm) is a good time to go. Fewer crowds then.

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2. Re: Itinereary for 2-3 Days in Carmel Area

To expand on a day trip to big sur, you can take a look at the section on Big Sur for ideas at tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28926-c182762/Califo…

My favorite is Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP where you see redwoods and waterfall and coastl.

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3. Re: Itinereary for 2-3 Days in Carmel Area

Since the Monterey aquarium focuses on local sea life, it will be very different from the one in Georgia. The Monterey aquarium is also the one that set the standard for aquariums everywhere. But whether you decide to visit the aquarium really depends on your particular interests.

-Mr. Toy


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