L’Auberge Carmel

It was in front of the stunning scenery of Big Sur that Henry Miller said that he learnt to pray. To take the time to meditate in front of the immensity of these cliffs which seem to plunge down into the ocean- the little village of artists of Carmel-by-the-Sea is the ideal base.

Halfway between San Francisco and the coast of Santa Barbara- inhabited by seals- whales and other marine mammals- the village – where Clint Eastwood was once mayor – will charm you with its many art galleries and pebble beaches.

La Playa Carmel Hotel California

La Playa Carmel is a 75-room historic luxury boutique hotel, newly restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century charm while updating it to modern-day standards. Located two blocks from the beach and village shops, art galleries and restaurants, the hotel is situated in the heart of Carmel and anchors its most prestigious residential neighborhood.

Pacific Coast Highway road trip tips

Exploring iconic Pacific Coast Highway 1 along California’s coast

There was a time in my early 20s when I’d plan a trip down to the most exact detail. Back then, I was relatively new to traveling—having discovered wanderlust after a stint abroad during college—and planning trip logistics, to me, was as fun as the actual vacation itself. But 16 years ago I married a man who is a bit more laid back about prepping for travel. He prefers serendipity to reading guidebooks. It’s rubbed off.

Couple time in Carmel

Reconnecting and rejuvenating in coastal California. My husband and I took a trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea without our teenage children so we could enjoy some much-needed couple time—catching up, reconnecting, and generally remembering why we chose to marry each other in the first place.

Carmel’s 5 major summer events

Recommendations For Carmel’s 5 Major Events This Summer There are numerous events happening year around in this seaside town and we’ll feature some of the top upcoming events during the summer months. Here are 5 events taking place this summer: Big Sur International Marathon, Carmel Art Festival & Sculpture in the Park, Sunshine Freestyle Surfabout, Jazz at the Plaza, and Carmel Bach Festival.

Enticing Trails for Hiking in Carmel California

Carmel California is the ultimate vacation destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. Situated right on the Central coast next to Monterey Bay, the alluring white sand beaches stretch for miles creating great scenic walking paths. Carmel also features other dramatic landscapes including valleys, canyons, and towering mountains.   The small town is surrounded with …

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