Spending three nights in this area in Oct....our first time in CA. Thought we wanted to stay in Carmel, but now we're not sure. We're in our early 60's, love the beach (walk/jog), good restaurants, a little shopping, and want to stay in a nice, comfortable hotel/B&B within walking distance to beach and town. We are continuing down Hwy 1 to LA. Thanks for any suggestions! Deb
I´ll stay 4 days in Carmel next month and i have several questions: I´ll stay at Carmel lodge, is it a good choice? Which is the best place to have breakfast? Which is the best italian restaurant? Which is the best burger of the city? Thank you very much in advance! Mario
Will travel to Carmel. Is it possible to bike to Big Sur Lucia Lodge.? That's a nice restaurant overlooking the Pacific? How long wil that take? regards
Am traveling with my girlfriend to San Francisco, but we are planning to stay for one night in Carmel, because I have been told its beatiful. I already rented a car, so I can drive from the SFO airport on thursday down to Carmel. I've seen some nice hotels in Carmel by the Sea, but also on Pacific Grove, Monterey and even Peble Beach, and I don't know the difference between each of the places. Where is the best place to stay on a Romantic get away? What to do on the day? What hotel, inn, or b&b would you recomend?
I'm planning a weekend getaway with a friend and I'm looking for a good place to stay in Carmel. We've done a few trips together, but we're young and broke and always end up staying at some cheap motel. This time I'd like to splurge a little bit on some sort of Inn or smaller hotel with a good, relaxing vibe. Also, if anyone from the area knows about any great places to eat or experiences to try, I'm all ears. I know there's alot more to Carmel than just the one strip of shops. Thanks! -Jack
Should we fly to San Francisco or Los Angelos to get the most bang for traveling Hwy 1? Should we have reservations for lodging or just see where we land each night?
We have a week in Carmel. We were hoping to play tourist in San Francisco for a day or two. While we have a hire car, are we best to leave it in Carmel and get a bus or train to SF, or should we drive and pay for parking?
Does anyone know of a sports bar or other location near Carmel to watch the world cup rugby finals next Saturday?
Use to eat at the Carmel Mission Ranch some 35/40 years ago. Will be taking some visitors to the area in October. Could any LOCAL'S who live in the area, and have been to the Ranch lately, please comment on the quality of the food. It use to be great years ago.
Hello, My girlfriend and I are vacationing in a few weeks in Monterey, and thought about driving down to the Rocky Point Restaurant for a lunch or just drinks. Is that considered an exceptional view or will we have our fill of similar views driving to and from San Fran? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks in advance!
Hi , it's possible that the itinerary for my wife and i and 15 yr old son will find us in the vicinity of Carmel/Monterey on 4th July. Can you tell me if, being Independence Day, whether everything shuts down and things are very quiet, or is it a mass celebration with a good vibe, parties, fireworks etc??? Please give me a feeling for the day. Would it be better or worse if we were in the Big Sur area on the 4th or wouldn't it matter? Thanks
We will be leaving from LA to carmel, monterey,san francisco and napa. I want to know if we could stay in carmel and just travel to monterey and big sur. I believe we will be going up the 101 (scenice highway). How long does it take to get from LA to carmel? I was thinking about staying at the candle light in. We will only be there one night. Are there any suggestions on things we must do if we have half a day on sunday-sunday night-and half a day on monday. How far is it from carmel to San Francisco? Thank for your help
Your experience of this old restaurant please. Does it worth its reputation ? Thanks RAY
Hi, we are travelling in California and will be dropped off at Carmel around mid-day. Can you tell me how we can travel from there to San Francisco on the same day? Are there buses, trains? Would an organised tour take us just for the return journey? Help!
Would it be possible to find somewhere reasonably priced to stay for a Friday night in early April without booking in advance?
I do not find any hotel with a direct access to the ocean either in Carmel or in Monterey or in Seaside. Does this kind of accomodation exist ? Or Clint eastwood has forbidden the building of hotels along the sea shore. Thanks RAY
We wish to go back in Carmel we visited quickly 4 years ago. Could you advice us a hotel located in the city of Carmel by the Sea which is both comfortable and affordable ? We search especially in Carmel and not in Monterey we foresee to visit from Carmel. Thanks RAY