Carmel, California, is perched along California's Central Coast, just south of Monterey. From its pristine sand to its charming shops and unique wine tasting rooms, Carmel feels like a world of its own. If you want to explore this world, book a room in one of the many cheap Carmel hotels, and get to know the town that once called Clint Eastwood Mayor.
After taking advantage of Travelocity's Carmel hotel deals, you may be prepared to do some shopping in Carmel Village. Full of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and tasting rooms, you could easily spend days just sampling the wares before returning to one of your favorite hotels in Carmel, CA. Walk down to Carmel Beach City Park, where you can watch the waves roll in, or head down onto the clean, white sand. For more outdoor adventures, drive down to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. The park includes a number of hiking trails, and its cliffs provided stunning views of Carmel Bay. Watch the sea lions frolic before walking down to the Whalers Cabin Museum. Built by Chinese fishermen in the early 1850s, it provides information on Carmel's history as a fishing town. Want to know more about the history of the area? One of the best sources of information is the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Between the Basilica and the exhibits, the Carmel Mission is a must see. From here, give in to temptation and take the 17-mile drive along the coastline up into Monterey. The views are extraordinary!
Ocean Avenue in Carmel Village beckons foodies every night of the week. Farm-to-table specialties light up the restaurants, which offer extensive local wine menus to tempt the palate. In fact, you may want to take advantage of the Wine Walk self-guided tasting room tours during the day to find your favorites.
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