If Pacific Grove is heralded as “America’s Last Home Town”, then Carmel California and Carmel-by-the-Sea could easily be voted “America’s Most Charming Town”. Situated along Carmel Bay between Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, and Pacific Grove, Carmel is the perfect blend of a small European village and a modern epicurean and cultural destination.
Art Galleries, Boutiques and Fine Dining permeate the entire town, and visitors can enjoy meandering walks along the cobblestone streets, sipping Cappuccino and admiring local Fine Art and Sculptures. Charming Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner spots are abound, and deciding where to eat when is one of the hardest questions to answer. Carmel is home to well respected Painters, Artists, Musicians, Entrepreneurs, and Writers. Locals and Tourists alike enjoy such annual cultural festivities as the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel Art & Film Festival, Carmel Author’s & Ideas Festival and more.
This Dog-Friendly town was made famous by famed actress, singer and dancer Doris Day, who to this day is a part owner of the historic Cypress Inn hotel. Visitors to Carmel can enjoy an evening stroll at sunset along Carmel Beach, and window shop the boutiques and art galleries at night as many of the stores showcase their artwork at that time.