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Carmel
The first thing you need to know about Carmel: Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor, so don’t come here if you’re a hooligan. But if you’re after a romantic getaway to a seaside, art-filled village, Carmel might be perfect for you. You can even bring your dog—Carmel’s hotels, restaurants and galleries are remarkably Fido-friendly.

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Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Lobos State Reserve
Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.
Attraction type: Beaches; Nature & Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Hiking Trails
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Owner description: The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from the shore will draw you like a magnet to these striking white sand beaches for a leisurely stroll or... more Owner description: The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from the shore will draw you like a magnet to these striking white sand beaches for a leisurely stroll or picnic. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Seventeen Mile Drive
Seventeen Mile Drive
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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Scenic Road Walkway
Scenic Road Walkway
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura. The mission includes a working church, gardens and... more Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura. The mission includes a working church, gardens and interior exhibits. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Missions
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Flying Fish Grill
Flying Fish Grill
Ranked #1 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Yafa
Yafa
Ranked #2 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dametra Cafe
Dametra Cafe
Ranked #3 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Treehouse Cafe
Treehouse Cafe
Ranked #4 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mission Ranch Restaurant
Mission Ranch Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Carmel River Inn
2.0 of 5
Carmel River Inn
$136 - $272
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3.0 of 5
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
$171 - $633
Ranked #5 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
$158 - $331
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tickle Pink Inn
Tickle Pink Inn
$231 - $599
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
3.0 of 5
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
$235 - $331
Ranked #1 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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The Hideaway
3.5 of 5
The Hideaway
$247 - $394
Ranked #2 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Carmel Valley Ranch
4.0 of 5
Carmel Valley Ranch
$464 - $1,175
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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La Playa Carmel
4.0 of 5
La Playa Carmel
$335 - $1,105
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
$303 - $627
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.