Destination: California: Carmel
Thanks to a host of activities, stunning landscapes and gorgeous resorts, the area surrounding the Pacific Coast’s Carmel is a wonderful destination for the entire family.
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SLEEP…at the Post Ranch Inn in one of the most romantic hotel rooms in the country
EXPERIENCE…the toughest golf course on the peninsula at Pebble Beach’s Spyglass
SPLURGE…on a meal at the award-winning gourmet restaurant Marinus, at Bernardus Lodge
EAT…delicious paella at the Spanish restaurant Mundaka in Carmel-by-the-Sea
DRINK…award-winning wine at one of Monterey’s top vineyards such as Bernardus or Château Julien
SAVOR…a gourmet grass-fed ground beef burger from the Hearst Cattle Ranch when you visit the Hearst Castle at San Simeon
VISIT…the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but sign up online in advance for a behind-the-scenes tour
SEE…the elephant seals lounging on the beach just north of the Hearst Castle exit on Highway 1
SHOP…in the charming town of Carmel, where every boutique seems to have treats for pets
INDULGE…in a drive down to Big Sur to see the iconic coastal route (then spend a night at the Post Ranch Inn)
KNOW…that you just may spot former Carmel mayor and actor Clint Eastwood at the Mission Ranch Restaurant, the local landmark that he saved and where he often dines
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