They bark, they laze and bathe and they’re fun to watch – sea lions are the stars in this state park some 4 miles south of Carmel, along with the…
- Top ChoicePoint Lobos State Natural Reserve
- Top ChoiceMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
Carmel's strikingly beautiful mission is an oasis of solemnity with flowering gardens and a thick-walled basilica filled with Spanish Colonial art and…
- Tor House
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…
- 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, bonfires crackle after…
- I. Brand & Family
This modern tasting room is a good place to try Californian-, French- and Spanish-style wines. A vinyl turntable and retro board games give it a hip…
- Lone Cypress
Central California's most famous and photographed tree has been perched precariously on a seaward rock for possibly more than 250 years.
- Joyce Wine Company
A modern and stylish room showcasing the winery's well-regarded Pinot Noir and rosé.
- Carmel River State Beach
Migratory birds are attracted to this mile-long stretch of sand bordered by a lagoon formed by the Carmel River.
- Earthbound Farm Stand
This roadside farmstand offers smoothies, soups and lets you harvest your own herbs in the garden.
A winery best known for its Pinot Noir.