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Local Experiences & Outdoor Activities in Carmel Downtown

A quiet and quaint city in California, Carmel Downtown offers memorable experiences to every kind of traveler. Whether you want to spend a lazy day at the beach or visit the popular local attractions, Carmel Downtown has something unique to offer.
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Outdoor Activities

Explore the outdoors and give the nature lover in you some outdoor fun. Visit the beach and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets or visit the different parks and trails in the area.

  • Big Sur
  • Carmel River State Beach
  • Palo Corona Hiking Trail
  • Point Lobos Hiking Trail
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Nearby Attractions

Explore the quaint Mediterranian city of Carmel and indulge in some safe and fun activities. Take a tour around some of the most popular areas and enjoy the exciting attractions in the city.

  • 17 mile drive and Pebble beach
  • Carmel Plaza Shopping Center
  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen Bicycle Rental
  • Carmel Mission
  • Whale Watching Tour
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Eat & Drink

Carmel Beach has a wide range of vibrant and charming eateries and restaurants to choose from. You can enjoy a wide range of cuisines at the restaurants and outdoor dining areas near Best Western Carmel's Townhouse Lodge.
  • Le Souffle
  • Rise and Roam
  • Village Corner
  • The Cheese Shop
  • Cottage of Sweets
  • Carmel Belle

Traveler's Insights

Are masks required when we step out to explore Carmel Downtown?
People are required to wear masks when they are indoors anywhere in Carmel Downtown, and outdoors if it is not possible to maintain a distance of 6 feet between people.
Are restaurants open in Carmel Downtown?
Restaurants in Carmel Downtown are open for outdoor dining and take-out. Indoor dining has been temporarily suspended.
Is the Carmel Plaza Shopping Center open?
The Carmel Plaza Shopping Center is now open to the public with all the necessary safety protocols in place. Visitors are required to wear masks when in the plaza. Store hours however, may vary. You can contact the store to find out more before visiting.
Is wine tasting open in Carmel Downtown?
Wine tasting is open in Carmel Downtown, but with safety and social distancing protocols in place. Most of the vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms with outdoor seating are welcoming people. You must wear facial coverings before seating. Tasting hours may vary and be limited to accommodate all patrons safely. Ensure you make advance reservations and visit the individual websites of the wineries for more information.
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