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“Amazing and quaint little place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel Plaza

Carmel Plaza
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
831.624.1385
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Ranked #2 of 60 Shopping in Carmel
Type: Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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ny
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“Amazing and quaint little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I found Carmel to be just stunning. Just driving around the town and seeing all the unique houses and architecture was pure joy. The hilly town makes for very interesting streets. Some arevery very narrow and steep and look more like alleyways but they are actual streets with homes people live in. Really an experience.
The plaza with the shopping - we were on ocean ave - gorgeous little boutiques and bakeries. The windows of the shops are very tantalizing and pull you in. Once inside - you better have gold lined pockets though.
I fell in love with many items in various shops and they were all either in the high hundreds or thousands. There are some things that are more affordable to your middle class folks and its worth just browsing and seeing what you can find.
I loved it. My husband - not so much (apart from how pretty it was)

Visited January 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Definitely a must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Walking around Carmel Plaza is just gorgeous and everyone will find something to like about it. The landscaping is gorgeous, great shops and definitely most amazing cheese shop!

Visited July 2013
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Boston
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Walking around Carmel Plaza is just gorgeous! I was more interested in looking at all the flower/landscaping designs than the shops! The cheese shop in Carmel Plaza was particularly fantastic as they helped us pick out wine and cheese and snacks for a little picnic that night. Some of the stores are chain stores you'll find at home and those we skipped. Overall a must visit even if just to see the flowers!

Visited June 2013
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Old Saybrook, CT
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“Catalog and chain stores”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for items from the J.Jill or Sur la Table catalogs, you'll find them here, along with J. Crew and other chain stores. Open air, the 3rd level features art galleries.

Visited June 2013
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Burlingame, California
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“Shop Til You Drop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Terrific shopping in Carmel just off Ocean. Nice blend of national and local retailers selling a little bit of everything. Enormous Anthropologie, best cheese shop you will ever visit - The Cheese Shop, and super wonderful Cole Hahn store. Don't miss Alisa at Cole Hahn. Nobody does it better. Another plus is that the fabulous Carmel Food Tour begins here and ends close by so you can come back and shop shop shop after all the wonderful tastings from the tour.

Visited April 2013
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