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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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: Nature & Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Beaches; 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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Carmel by the Sea
Carmel by the Sea
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dametra Cafe
Dametra Cafe
Ranked #1 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yafa
Yafa
Ranked #2 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Flying Fish Grill
Flying Fish Grill
Ranked #3 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Pacific Rim, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mission Ranch Restaurant
Mission Ranch Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Treehouse Cafe
Treehouse Cafe
Ranked #5 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
$150 - $299
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Mission Ranch
Mission Ranch
$110 - $290
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn
$155 - $370
Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
Lamp Lighter Inn & Sunset House Suites
$249 - $406
Ranked #1 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Tickle Pink Inn
Tickle Pink Inn
$231 - $599
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
3.0 of 5
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
$247 - $538
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Carmel Valley Ranch
4.0 of 5
Carmel Valley Ranch
$465 - $914
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Vagabond's House Inn
4.0 of 5
Vagabond's House Inn
$251 - $486
Ranked #5 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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La Playa Carmel
4.0 of 5
La Playa Carmel
$372 - $802
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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