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I love the ambiance of this little town.


For many years, the main draw card for me in visiting San Francisco was to visit the little town of Carmel By the Sea, often called simply Carmel.  My wish has been fulfilled and  I was not disappointed.

Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the Pacific coast about 190 k’s south of San Francisco.

This World-renowned town has inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted celebrities for decades. Carmel-by-the-Sea is an amazing, European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach. Carmel has had many famous mayors including actor Clint Eastwood.

Carmel has so much to offer, from performing arts and cultural activities to hundreds of Carmel shops, restaurants, wine tasting, art galleries, and more .

The city is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs.


This super cute village looks like something straight out of a fairytale. Many of the stores and homes have “hobbit” type architecture with sloped roofs and rounded doors –  very unique and charming.

There are so many cute shops, restaurants and charming little cottages and many eateries with seating both inside and outside.

The many shops include high end to souvenir, cafes and bakeries,  It is very easy to take a short stroll down to the beach from the main shopping area.

The abundance of flowers everywhere were dreamlike.  They were so beautiful  that they almost looked artificial.

The town is magical and I could easily spend longer here. If you get a chance to visit Carmel you won’t be disappointed plus you will get exercise walking up and down the lovely streets.