Long Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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  • USA

  • California

  • Beaches

  • Domestic Travel

  • Family Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Weekend Getaways

  • Wellness Travel

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • Beach Towns

  • Hiking

  • Scenic Drives

Advisor - Long Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Curator’s statement

The town of Carmel-by-the-Sea has such an incredible energy and magical feeling when you are visiting. Being so close to the ocean and having the valley to explore, it is the perfect destination for a family trip, a girls weekend or a solo getaway for a few days. Here you can feel truly at ease, indulging in the laid back Californian vibes and sipping on a glass of local vino.

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Where to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Long Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - Things to do


When visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, start off your trip by walking and exploring downtown Carmel. It has a charming, village-like atmosphere quite pleasing to be around. Looking for something more adventurous? Hike Point Lobos for dramatic California coastal views. If you’re looking for some vino, head out to wine tasting at Cowgirl Winery. Finally, spend the day at Refugee Spa to unwind from all the activities and give your mind, body and soul a break.

Pebble Beach

Take a trip down the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to enjoy the swoon-worthy views of the Pacific. Pack a picnic with you that you can enjoy at one of the lookout points. To follow, grab a drink in Spanish Bay at sunset while watching the bagpiper play. 

In the Region

When you’re visiting the region, it would be a pity not to take a drive out to the coast to Big Sur and its astonishing views. You can also make a pit-stop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and even go golfing at various golf courses.

Eat & drink in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Long Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - Eat & drink

La Bicyclette: European-style restaurant with a chalk-board menu and rustic decor. 

Seventh & Dolores: An elegant steakhouse with delicious cocktails and wine. 

Cowgirl Winery: Must-visit women-run winery in the region. Cheers!  

Stationæry: Stop by for breakfast or brunch and enjoy some eggs and hashbrowns. 

Toro: A Japanese style kitchen sebring sushi and rolls. 

Cultura Comida y Bebida: A Heritage restaurant uncovering the ancestral tastes of Oaxaca at this Mexican restaurant. 

Aubergine: Fine-dining restaurant with exquisite desserts. 

Casanova: A beautiful restaurant for an enjoyable meal. Make sure to order the oysters!