If you need a place to relax, escape the hectic stress o the city but don’t want to go hours and hours away then Carmel might be just what you are looking for! Personally, I love this little town, it is a gem and a beauty with an amazing British and European feel to it. The beaches are amazing and the shopping is great.
So where is caramel you might ask? It is about 1.5 or 2 hours south of San Francisco. It sits right along the beautiful Monterey coastline and is known as the town the old stars of Hollywood would go on vacation. White sand beaches make you feel like you are in the Bahamas while the cute and little English style village town offers up an array of shops and food.
I have been to Carmel maybe around 4 or 5 times so far and it is a lovely little weekend destination. If you want to do some beach exploring you have a lot of options, Pebble Beach, Asilomar Beach, and of course Carmel beach. But, maybe you are looking to escape to the country? well, there is that too. Carmel Valley is known as one of the luxurious places in California featuring wineries, art festivals, amazing equestrian centers and really all thing beautiful in the countryside.
So what is stopping you from making the trip? Time to go and have some fun!