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I Love Carmel California is a website written by Carmel California locals. We love living in Carmel California. We love sharing Carmel California with visitors and with locals.

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Stay at one of the Carmel by the Sea hotels. Stroll Carmel beach with a Frank Lloyd Wright home at one end and Pebble Beach at the other. Enjoy dog friendly beaches in the #1 pet friendly city in the U.S. Take an historic walking tour or just read about the history of Carmel. Shop ’til you drop, then relax with a couple’s massage. Or play golf at Pebble Beach, The Quail, Spyglass Hill, or other magnificent golf courses. Leave your car at your hotel and enjoy wine tasting at nearly 20 wine tasting rooms. Have a romantic dinner. Watch out for those celebrities who are enjoying Carmel, too!

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We share Carmel with you from a local’s perspective. Get tips on places to stay and eat, or fun happy hours. Find secret, tucked away beaches. Get special deals on restaurants, hotels, and attractions, only available through I Love Carmel Share your stories about Carmel by the Sea. Contact us for help planning your trip.

Choose Your Adventure in Carmel by-the-Sea

Have a great time in Carmel by the Sea and the Monterey Peninsula! Book your room at a quaint inn. Leave your car and explore the shops at Carmel Plaza and along Ocean Avenue. Find hidden treasures tucked away in the many courtyards and alleys in Carmel. Pick up a picnic and meander down to Carmel beach. Sip wines made from Monterey County grapes at one of the nearly 20 wine tasting rooms. Or head over to Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Kayak in the bay among the otters. Walk along the bay to Cannery Row or the Monterey Aquarium. For a breath taking drive, head down highway 1 across Bixby Bridge to Big Sur. Sign up for our blog to get the insider view of Carmel written by locals. Welcome!

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