The small seaside town of Carmel has welcomed artists, poets, and writers since its incorporation in 1906. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, and Carmel Highlands are all popular tourist destinations for shoppers, artists, and nature lovers. Orbitz.com can help you find great rates on Carmel hotels as you plan your trip.
The downtown area of Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, is known for being dog-friendly, allowing pets to accompany travelers in many of its hotels, restaurants, and shops. Located right off Carmel Beach with Pebble Beach nearby, the town offers art galleries, upscale shopping, and quaint little cafés. Don’t miss the historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel, where Mass is still said daily. Golfers can enjoy a round at renowned PGA favorite Pebble Beach Golf Course. Visitors to Carmel can indulge themselves in the comforts of The Colonial Terrace Inn, one of Carmel’s original hotels. Amenities include terry cloth robes, breakfast, and a daily newspaper. Rooms start at $169 per night, and the inn is located just steps from the beach on 13th and San Antonio. Call 888-309-3979 for more information.
Carmel Valley is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and is home to dozens of wineries, each with its own tasting room. Visitors can sample of the area’s best Cabernet Sauvignons and Zinfandels. Carmel Valley Village is a bustling little area of shops and restaurants. Visit Wills Fargo to relax with a steak and locally grown vegetables. Hikers head to Garland Ranch Park and its winding trails across the face of the mountains. The ranch also offers horses for rent. Make your hotel a part of your activities with the Carmel Valley Ranch on Old Ranch Road. The hotel offers daily activities geared toward families, groups, and couples on its nearly 500 acres of mostly forest land. Kids can explore bee-keeping while parents delight themselves with a massage at the spa. Daily rates at this luxury hotel start at $360 and include a complimentary breakfast, private balconies, and Travertine fireplace in each suite. Call 831-625-9500 for more information.
Carmel Highlands offers the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean along the Big Sur Coast. The area is a perfect destination if scuba diving is your passion. Monterey Bay Aquarium offers an amazing aquatic experience for the entire family, combining conservation with admiration for the animals of the sea. The largest organic farms in the world, Earthbound Farms on a Chef’s Walk is a place where visitors can harvest their own lunch and watch while chefs prepare the bounty. Make your trip truly memorable with a stay at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, located high above Carmel on Highlands Road. Rooms average $535 per night, with the majority offering stunning views of the coast. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool, spa, and complimentary babysitting services, so you can enjoy a romantic dinner at the Hyatt’s award-winning Pacific’s Edge Restaurant like a king. Call 831-620-1234 for more information about this fabulous hotel.
From the water to the wineries, Carmel truly offers a unique experience for every traveler. The quaint town and surrounding neighborhood retains much of its turn-of-the-century charm. With dozens of Carmel hotels to fit every budget, finding rooms and packages to fit your needs is simple with Orbitz.com.
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