Carmel has consistently been voted one of the top destinations in the country and is world renowned for its natural beauty and charm. Carmel is located on a breathtaking white sand beach and the quaint European-style village offers romance, diverse dining, wine tasting, shopping and fun.
Carmel is a community rich in the history and traditions of early California. Since the turn of the century, Carmel has been a mecca for artists, writers, actors and playwrights. Each year, visitors are drawn to the diverse festivals and events which promote and enhance the creative traditions of Carmel.
Within the one-square-mile village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, visitors can relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambience where they are free to stroll through secret passageway and hidden courtyards. Highlighted by over 90 art studios and galleries, numerous antique shops, hundreds of boutiques and small intimate cafes and restaurants, Carmel promises visitors hours of discovery.