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Celebrate and spend time with loved ones

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA– As many people opted to stay home and forgo important milestones like weddings, anniversaries, or just celebrating life with a loved one this past year, Carmel-by-the-Sea is an ideal getaway to celebrate and spend time with loved ones.

The charming one-square-mile village caters to couples and has been consistently ranked as one of the most romantic destinations in the world due to its natural charm and fairytale-inspired architecture.

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10 activities in Carmel-by-the-Sea

For the celebrations you may have missed last year!

  1. Stay in one of Carmel’s historic boutique inns. Nothing is more romantic than a private stay for two at a picturesque, seaside inn. The “Grande Dame of Carmel,” La Playa Carmel is an elegant historic hotel with a prime view of Carmel Beach, perfect for evenings spent gazing out at the sunset. 
  2. Savor Carmel’s Culinary Delights with a Food Tour. Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to a diverse range of culinary delights known for their abundance of fresh produce and regional winemakers that supply its 50 full-service restaurants. In fact, the village has more restaurants per capita than any other small city in the U.S.
  3. Cruise Through Carmel-by-the-Sea on Wheels. Carmel is known for its walkability and pedestrian-friendly streets, but for those who wish to cover lots of ground in style, rent an e-bike from Mad Dogs & Englishmen and cruise along the Scenic Bluff Path above Carmel Beach and see more in one day than you could on foot.
  4. Discover Carmel’s Secret Passageways, Courtyards and Gardens. They are the village’s best-kept and most enchanting secrets. In fact, Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to 41 of them! It’s also a great way to explore the village’s old-world European-style architecture.
  5. Enjoy one of Carmel’s Many Wine Tasting Rooms. Gallivant from one wine tasting room to the next without having to worry about a driver. The one-square-mile village encompasses 17 wine tasting rooms, wine bars, and bottle shops
  6. Fall in Love with Carmel’s Famous Fairytale Architecture. Many of us have dreamed of a storybook romance, but in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can actually live it out! Take a Historic Walking Tour through the charming streets of Carmel and discover classic, European-style architecture that sets the mood for your Happily Ever After.
  7. Soak up the Sun, Sand and Surf at Carmel Beach. With beautiful white sand and crystal blue waves, Carmel Beach is the perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll along the pristine sand, or snuggle up to watch the sunset. If you’re looking for adventure, Carmel Beach is known for its pitch-perfect surfing conditions.
  8. Bring your Pooch for some Dog-Friendly Experiences. When it comes to four-legged travelers, Carmel treats them as VIPs! Take your furry companion to experience all that Carmel-by-the-Sea has to offer Man’s Best Friend. From sleepy mornings in a dog-friendly hotel, to fetch and swimming at Carmel Beach, to treats galore, there’s no reason that your pup can’t have as much fun as you do.
  9. Experience Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Artistic Tradition. Since its inception, Carmel-by-the-Sea has been renowned worldwide as a creative hub for artists, and that is still true today. Home to more than 100 art galleries, boutiques and studios, embark on a Carmel Art Tour through one of the most famous artist colonies in the nation. 
  10. Relax and Luxuriate Together at the Spa. If the need to just get away from it all and be pampered is most tempting to you, book a blissful day at the spa together. Start off your relaxing vacation with a massage, facial, or scrub to set your mind and your body at ease.
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