When it comes to visiting Carmel (aka Carmel-by-the-Sea), the town itself is the sight, thanks to all the storybook buildings; inns and B&Bs; unique shops, day spas, and restaurants; and beautiful beaches (with beautiful sunsets). One of the best ways to take it all in and get the back story is on a two-hour guided walking tour—on and off the beaten path—with Carmel Walks, a well-established and well-regarded tour company. This outfit also provides private tours of the area, including wine country excursions. Guides are well-versed in the hamlet’s history, the worth-a-peek galleries, and the best restaurants.
1 Ocean Ave.
- Carmel, California 93921
- 36.55501200, -121.92939000
- Visit Website
- (831) 373-2813 (info), (831) 223-4399 (tickets)