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“Great Shopping and Eating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ocean Avenue, On Ocean Ave. Between Lincoln and Monte Verde, Carmel, CA
831/626-2913
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Ranked #9 of 149 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Weatherford, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Shopping and Eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lots of fun shops and restaurants and art galleries- something for everyone. Thinker Toys is great for kids - they can try our many of the toys and no one rushes you or pressures you to buy (but of course, we did buy some great toys).

Visited June 2013
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Watsonville, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A little too "let's be rich" feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's lovely to visit, but I don't like buying anything there ... most items are just too, too, too over-priced. But it's definitely worth seeing and experiencing. We live 30 miles away, and it's nice to visit and see how other people spend their money! :)

Visited December 2012
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Kirkland, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Everything you imagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Sure there are tourists everywhere, but the town is quaint, pretty and an art lovers dream. The food is expensive, but some of the best. The water front beach stunning.

Visited May 2013
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canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Postcard Pretty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very quaint, picturesque. Trendy, oooohhh laa laaa... I wish we could have spent more time here. We will definitely go back and do more exploring there and in the Valley. It was gorgeous!

Visited May 2013
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Fremont, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Up and then Down or...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Down and then Up...What's a traveller to do? I suggest that if you can find easy-access parking downtown, then park and walk in town. Then when you have the need for sand -in-your-shoes, give up your space downtown and go down to the beach and find another spot. That way, you will have experienced a commute...hahaha Not really. Just move along and see everything before your plane leaves. I suggest that you watch a sunset at the beach at the foot of Ocean Ave at least once in your life...then wait 3 minutes after the sun sets and watch another of GOD's delights. Best with a bit of clouds in the sky.

Visited May 2013
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