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Type of Attraction
Outlying Areas, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Shopping Areas & Stores
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Photography, Shopping, Outdoors, Art, Architecture, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Notes: Accessibility will vary by location in Carmel.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Oceanside Town in the Forest

Family Time Off The Beaten Path Must See

Address: Phone:
San Carlos
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
+1 800 550 4333; +1 831 624 2522


There are few places on earth as picturesque as the oceanside village of Carmel. A European-style village nestled between pine forests and white sand beaches, it's no wonder that Clint Eastwood was convinced to move here to become its mayor. Strolling along the shops famous for their incredible glass-blown art and other crafts is a serene way to spend an afternoon, or you can opt for the famous 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach. A jewel of North California's coastline, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a must-see for those wishing to explore California's hidden treasures.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business hours vary in Carmel.
Visit Time: 2hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: You can spend an entire vacation here if you end up liking the place.
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering. Notes: This is a town that sits on the ocean and has California coastal weather.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes
Notes: Though it is much easier to find parking here then in San Francisco, it is still not always easy.

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