If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, amazing beaches, an artistic haven and a European vibe, Carmel is the perfect option for your honeymoon.
With no chain restaurants, no street addresses and Clint Eastwood as a former mayor, Carmel is a town that works hard to retain its charm and appeal. It offers charming inns and romantic B&Bs with luxurious amenities. Spend your morning strolling by the sea or exploring the many boutique and designer shops before driving along Scenic Road and Point Lobos and taking a walk through the cypress forest to hidden coves and the wild Pacific coast. Then back to Carmel for a romantic sunset and exquisite food at award winning restaurants; it’s known for having some of the best in California. Carmel has an interesting history dating back to the 18th century Carmel Mission that you can still explore today. It also adopted so unusual laws along the way such as no heels over two inches and no selling of ice cream until Clint Eastwood became mayor in 1986! Outdoor enthusiasts will love the chance to surf, hike and golf at some of the best courses in the world.
June to August is a popular time to visit but the coastal fog can hang around all day. September to November are some of the warmest and sunniest months and is a perfect time for beach campfires. The winter sees mild temperatures in the 60s and offers visitors a chance to explore deserted beaches, wild waves and maybe catch a glimpse of the migrating humpback whales. Spring sees better weather and many food festivals in town. May can be a great time to visit with sunny weather before the crowds and summer fog rolls in.
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