Carmel By-The-Sea Weekend

 

Ready for a relaxing few days off, we decided to head to beautiful Carmel By-The-Sea for a long weekend. We try to make it a point to get away to this European style village on the Monterey Peninsula once a year to just get away from it all. We love the views of the beautiful scenic coastline and wandering among the many art galleries and shops of this cozy little village.

The first order of business was to check into the Pine Inn, one of our favorite Carmel hotels. This historic boutique hotel was originally built in 1889 and is located only a few blocks away from the beach. On this stay, we had a corner third story room with this beautiful ocean view to wake up to every morning. What a way to begin your day.

 

 

 

Once we were all settled in, we set out to wander among the many art galleries and shops in the village. For a day of strolling around the village I chose to wear a stretch denim for ease of movement and a light weight sweater, topped with a brown vegan leather moto jacket. Layers are key in Carmel as they are for any seaside town. The temperature reached the mid-sixties at the highest, so a pair of low-heeled knee-high boots was the perfect choice to keep my feet warm and comfortable all day and into the evening as the ocean breeze kicked in and the temperature cooled down.

 

 

 

 It’s not difficult to spend hours wandering around just a few blocks of this delightful village. There are many stone-paved alleyways that shoot off the main shopping street of Ocean Avenue and lead to additional shopping and dining courts. I could wander all day here. We always seem to discover a different passage that leads us to a never before discovered shop or restaurant. Here is a view of one of the storybook passages that leads to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery.

 

 

 

We had some extra time before dinner, so we walked down to the always beautiful white sands of Carmel beach for this stunning view.  We will spend more time here in my next post for a stroll down Scenic Drive and a tour of the historic Tor House.

 

 

 

Next, we walked back to our reservations at the romantic Casanova restaurant. This restaurant offers an outside dining area along with several smaller connected dining rooms inside the restaurant. The French-Italian menu offers many tasty selections and also houses a table from the Auberge Ravoux in France where Vincent Van Gough used to eat.

 

 

 

All in all, we had a delightful first day in Carmel. Stay tuned for my next post on Carmel Beach and a walk down Scenic Drive for a tour of the historic Tor House.

 

Until the next post, stay stylish and comfortable.
Colette
By | 2017-04-24T22:29:50+00:00 April 24th, 2017|The Traveler|0 Comments

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