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Address: Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number:
831 624 0138
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Carmel Plaza is three level outdoor shopping center with over 40 stores,...

Carmel Plaza is three level outdoor shopping center with over 40 stores, restaurants, art galleries and wine tasting rooms set in a lush garden. Nationally known stores located in the Plaza as well as specialty boutiques featuring internationally known designers. Events are scheduled throughout the year, such as fashions show, cooking demonstrations, concerts and pop up markets.

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Lots of High-end shops

This is a two story shopping center featuring about 40 high-end shops and restaurants. Shops include Cole Hahn, J Crew, and Kate Spade; Tiffany and Company is also there. It's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
David B
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Georgetown, TX
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Citrus Heights, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Carmel Plaza a couple of times while staying in Carmel. Both times, there were very few people out and about at the Plaza. I came here as it is dog friendly,. Perhaps it was the time of year (Christmas season) and people had already completed their holiday shopping. There were a couple of stores that I was interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on the Easter weekend. Many of the shops were participating in an Easter Egg hunt which was a lovely touch for kids. The lovely opening air mall is really pleasant to shop and there are some great restaurants.

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Thank Jillian B
Grapevine, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter where you turn, great galleries to experience, wine rooms all around and food to die for! Shopping here is awesome, fun stores for home goods, Paloma's always a favorite...and wonderful boutiques for those unique gifts and treats. Wish we lived here, I could easily love this life! Peeps are friendly too!

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Thank bnbyoung
Kingman, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Carmel Plaza is filled with lots of shops, galleries, restaurants, and places for wine tasting. The parking was an issue. Expect to park along the side streets or in big public parking lots that require walking a couple of blocks to the plaza.

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Thank admrgn
Innisfil, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We got dropped here for a coffee/bathroom break on a tour and, although it's an attractive mall, does not have too much to warrant a long stay. $10 for a cup of tea and a piece of stale cake seems too pricey.

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Thank OntarioTrekker
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lovely atmosphere, nocemspot to stop and have a "cuppa" 2 level of shops, some interesting some not Nice gallery Beautifully landscaped, masses of flowers, lends to the pleasant atmosphere

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Georgetown, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a two story shopping center featuring about 40 high-end shops and restaurants. Shops include Cole Hahn, J Crew, and Kate Spade; Tiffany and Company is also there. It's a good place to browse and have an afternoon snack.

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Thank David B
Florida
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Carmel Plaza has a great laid-back atmosphere with a lot of great shops and restaurants. It's nice to walk around and explore the streets and little pathways. I found a lot of special gifts and souvenirs just by walking around for a couple of hours. The restaurants are delicious and there's always something to do. Definitely recommend for a relaxing... More 

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Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with lovely gardening but the problems I had with this area of shops is they are all over priced chain stores I can visit at malls. Not what you come to Carmel for. Putting bathroom on third floor not smart very remote. There is an elevator but hard to find. Most disappointing of all is the store that... More 

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Thank MomLovesDisney
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I loved the look of this shopping mall, very quaint and well kept with lots of outdoor seating. However it is lacking in decent shops. Not somewhere I would head to for any sort of shopping - apart from the cheese shop!

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Thank Travellover6128
carmel p, Public Relations Manager at Carmel Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for writing to us. The Cheese Shop has been everyone's favorite shop for many years. It has been in the Plaza for the past 40 years-an all time favorite. Hope you come back and visit. By then, there will be additional shops for you to explore and find the treasures you are seeking. More 

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