Dolores and Eighth P.O. Box 4115, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Ca 93921
Nothing is so quaint and picturesque as Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are no street addresses (homes are only known by name), there is no mail delivery, street lights don't exist - European ambiance abounds. Bring comfy shoes (a city ordinance outlaws high heels!). Stroll through secluded courtyards and alleyways. Antique shops, art galleries, unique boutiques and intimate cafes and restaurants all await you in "the heart of the Village".
Stroll to the beach, take a walk along Scenic Drive, explore tide pools or just linger in the beauty of the pristine coastline.
Just a short stroll from the Adobe Inn, don't miss spending some time enjoying the beautiful white sand, spectacular sunsets, bonfires and pristine coastline. Open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Located only a short distance from The Adobe Inn, the Carmel Mission sits behind adobe walls and is considered one of the most beautiful missions of the nine that stretch along California's Central Coast.
Founded in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra, he is buried at the foot of the main altar. For more than 30 years, Carmel Mission was the seat of power for the chain of missions on the Central Coast. In 1836 the Carmel Mission was abandoned and it quickly fell into ruin. In 1931, a restoration program was started. Self-guided tours are available daily excepting Easter Sunday and Monday, Thanksgiving and December 24th through December 26th.
This is a top destination in the U.S. and a must see when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is a marvelous experience for everyone-there are no age boundaries. The Kelp Forest exhibit alone holds approximately 1 million gallons of water and is 28 feet high. The Jellyfish, the Sea Otters, the Sharks and the Seahorses, and the Outer Bay- you can spend hours/days at this Aquarium-all which offer a magical, enchanting experience.
Some of the most beautiful natural landscaping in the world. Enjoy the breathtaking views - enjoy the serenity this spectacular area has to offer. Located approximately 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway One.
Point Sur Lighthouse, which began operation in 1889, is still in operation today. There have been many shipwrecks off the coast around Big Sur but this lighthouse has played an important role in preventing even more tragedies. You will experience the true feeling of what it was like to live in one of the most remote places in the Central Coast area in 1889!
Tours are available; however, you must be aware they are approximately a 3 hour walking tour, there is a rise in elevation of 360 feet along with two stairways of 40-50 steps. The actual distance covered is about one mile. Comfortable shoes and layered clothing is essential. Parking is limited so arrive early. Reservations are not accepted. When the parking lot is full, the tour is full! No animals may be left in vehicles while you are on the tour.
Hours are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tours begin on the west side of Highway One at the farm gate, approximately 1/4 mile north of the Pt. Sur Naval Facility. Moonlight tours are scheduled throughout the year on Moonlit nights. Check with the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers for tour scheduling changes.
The home of motor sport in California, Laguna Seca offers racing for all fans - motorbikes, sports cars, classic cars and numerous other motor-sport related events. The MOTO GP championship will be here in 2010! Located northeast of Carmel on Highway 68.