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What's Carmel like?

People go to Carmel to soak up the sun at Carmel Beach and to catch a glimpse of famous monuments like 17-Mile Drive. Travellers also like the city's sea views and shops. Learn about the local heritage of Carmel at top landmarks like Bixby Bridge and Carmel Mission Basilica. While you're here, make time to enjoy other sights such as Point Lobos State Reserve.

How to get to Carmel

What are the closest airports to Carmel?

  • • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from central Carmel
  • • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from central Carmel
  • • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from central Carmel

Things to see and do in Carmel

What is there to see in Carmel?

  • • Carmel Beach
  • • 17-Mile Drive
  • • Point Lobos State Reserve
  • • Bixby Bridge
  • • Carmel Mission Basilica

What is there to do in Carmel?

  • • Carmel Plaza
  • • Sunset Center
  • • Blair Estate Tasting Room
  • • Galante Vineyards
  • • Wrath Winery

Other popular Carmel attractions

  • • Carmel River State Beach
  • • Tor House
  • • Monastery Beach
  • • Garrapata State Park
  • • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room

When is the best time to visit Carmel?

  • • Hottest months: September, October, August, July (average 20°C)
  • • Coldest months: December, January, February, November (average 7°C)
  • • Rainiest months: January, February, December and March (average 95.97 inches of rainfall)