We’ll be featuring a selection of local tastemakers on our website to help guests plan their time while visiting Carmel and the surrounding area. Find out where the locals go, where they eat and shop, and their hidden treasures.
Whales come and go off the Monterey Bay, but there are a few who visit in the summer months. Blue Whales make an appearance in the Summer and Fall; Humpback Whales can be seen throughout the summer; Orcas, which are technically not whales, are common in early Summer. Check out Princess Monterey Whale Watching– they offer year-round whale watching tours led by marine biologists and naturalists.
The Weston Gallery is one of the oldest and most prominent art and photo galleries. If you are an admirer of photography, don’t miss The Weston Gallery. Start your visit here to gain inspiration before venturing out on a photographic journey of Carmel and Monterey. Many photos from renowned photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston feature photography from the surrounding Monterey Bay. Visit Weston Gallery on 6th Avenue.
Summer calls for enjoying your libations on a rooftop under the sun or under the stars. You’re in luck, because less than a block from The Getaway is Vesuvio’s Restaurant and if you’re in the know, you walk in the door and head directly up the stairs where you’ll walk out to a buzzing rooftop with firepits, music and friendly bartenders. If you’re looking to pair a snack with your drinks, they have sushi and other specialties, too.
The Hideaway has some favorite spots based on our own experiences checking out the town and from guest and local feedback.
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