Carmel Beach City Park
Not always sunny, Carmel Beach is a gorgeous blanket of white sand, where pampered pups excitedly run off-leash. South of 10th Ave,...
San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission
Monterey's original mission was established by Franciscan friar Junípero Serra in 1770, but poor soil and the corrupting influence of...
Wine-tasting rooms abound downtown. Pop into Scheid Vineyards to sip a prodigious variety of grape varietals, all grown in Monterey...
This stone courtyard hideaway is a svelte escape from Carmel’s stuffy ‘newly wed and nearly dead’ crowd. Taste Spanish tapas and...
26304 Ocean View Ave · interesting places nearby
Tor House information
Even if you’ve never heard of 20th-century poet Robinson Jeffers, a pilgrimage to this house built with his own hands offers fascinating insights into both the man and the bohemian ethos of Old Carmel. A porthole in the Celtic-inspired Hawk Tower reputedly came from the wrecked ship that carried Napoleon from Elba. The only way to visit the property is to reserve a tour (children under 12 years old not allowed), although the tower can be glimpsed from the street.