Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming destination on the Central California coast. It is also close to other attractions on the Monterey peninsula. 

The historic Spanish mission has bells dating back to the mission era. Visit the museum and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Carmel Village makes for a lovely stroll, with many boutiques, eateries, and art galleries.

Be sure to make reservations at some of the many topnotch restaurants in Carmel. There's also excellent wine tasting!

If you enjoy wine, also plan on driving to Carmel Valley Village for more tasting rooms. You can also visit charming Folktale Winery.

Carmel Beach is a beautiful sandy crescent-shaped beach, perfect for walking. Bring your dogs too!

Also plan on doing the scenic 17-Mile Drive for spectacular ocean views and wildflowers in spring!

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