Carmel-By-The-Sea’s beautiful scenery and artistic history will captivate you, as you drive along the Pacific Coast and marvel at one of California’s most iconic small towns.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California founded in 1902. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1910 a San Francisco paper reported that 60 percent of Carmel’s houses were built by citizens who were “devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts.” Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood.
Tours of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Really Worth It!
I took the Monterey Carmel tour yesterday, it was really worth it. Beautiful sightseeing, superb route. George our driver was very interesting and helpful. I had a great time and do recommend. One word, sit on the right side of the bus as it is easier to take photos, I was on the left but succeeded anyways and took beautiful pictures of the stunning landscape.
– Isabella C., Paris
traveled October 2013
Monterey & Carmel Day Tour