BOOK
X
Give us a Call: (831) 625-5222
Book Now

Explore Carmel

Explore Carmel

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.

Fall Whale Watching

 

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.

LEARN MORE

This Gallery is NOT to be Missed

 

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.

WESTON GALLERY

Rooftop Cocktail Vibes

 

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.

VISIT SITE

The Hideaway has some favorite spots based on our own experiences checking out the town and from guest and local feedback.

  • X

      or

    • Carmel Beach is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Enjoy picnicking on the sand, strolling along the shore, and playing in the surf. It’s one of the few beaches in the area that permits dogs to romp freely and allows beach-goers to build fires on the sand up until 10:00 PM.
      X

        or

      • Carmel River State Beach is popular with divers, kayakers, and birders. Only a mile long, Carmel River State Beach includes the Carmel River Lagoon and Wetlands Natural Reserve, a popular birding area.

        X

          or

        • French country dishes & wine, plus pastries & espresso are served in quaint, chateau-style environs.
          X

            or

          • Benedicts, waffles & more in a cozy space with chandeliers & diner-style tables. Named one of Carmel’s best breakfast traditions.
            X

              or

            • Family friendly breakfast any time of day dining while relaxing in front of the fireplace.
              X

                or

              • Produces local, fruit centric Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and Brut and Brut Rose in their sparkling wine program.
                X

                  or

                • Wrath produces site-driven Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from their estate vineyard.
                  X

                    or

                  • De Tierra creates sustainably harvested wines to share from the unique terroir of Monterey County.
                    X

                      or

                    • Carmel’s mecca for world-class cheeses, gourmet foods and wines. The perfect spot to purchase some items to picnic on the beach with.
                      X

                        or

                      • A traditional British-style sweets shop with a wide variety of homemade fudge, imported licorices and other assorted candies sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
                        X

                          or

                        • Rustic bread, pastries & sandwiches are specialties at this cozy French bakery with communal seats.
                          X

                            or

                          • Dog-friendly mainstay for American fare with heated patio seating, fire pits & lush gardens.
                            X

                              or

                            • Cozy, established bistro offering unpretentious French-Italian fare.
                              X

                                or

                              • An authentic Italian deli, bakery and gourmet market featuring pure Italian flavors with made-to-order sandwiches and grilled paninis.
                                X

                                  or

                                • Perfect for its Mediterranean specialties, pizza & pasta. This rustic space is high energy with a fun staff and the occasional live music.
                                  X

                                    or

                                  • One of Carmel’s most romantic destinations, this excellent spot offers beautifully presented French-Italian fare in many small dining rooms, including one with a table from France where Vincent van Gogh took his meals.
                                    X

                                      or

                                    • Small sushi bar featuring some of the best local ingredients. Reservations recommended.
                                      X

                                        or

                                      • Vesuvio features two bars, one adjacent to the main dining room, and the other on the rooftop terrace. Master mixologist Christian Pèpe has created many signature cocktails for the two bars, many using house-infused spirits.
                                        X

                                          or

                                        • A local bar, Sade’s is the only dive bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
                                          X

                                            or

                                          • Dog-friendly choice for locally sourced California cuisine with an outdoor patio, cocktails & wine.
                                            X

                                              or

                                            • This beautiful old-world French Chateau rests on 16 acres amongst vineyards and oak-studded mountains in beautiful Carmel Valley.
                                              X

                                                or

                                              • This Carmel Valley tasting room offers a true wine tasting experience in an authentic garden setting with a 1930’s adobe house.
                                                X

                                                  or

                                                • Nestled atop the foothills in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, Boekenoogen grows, produces and bottles on–site.
                                                  X

                                                    or

                                                  • This beautiful park has been called “the crown jewel of the State Park system” with convenient hiking trails that allow hikers to go for short scenic walks or long traipses.
                                                    X

                                                      or

                                                    •  

                                                      A two hour hike that passes through cactus gardens and redwood forests with ocean views all the way to to Big Sur. 

                                                      X

                                                        or

                                                      • A moderate 4.7 mile canyon loop that features beautiful wildflowers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.
                                                        X

                                                          or

                                                        • Established in 1975, the Weston Gallery is a leader in the field of fine vintage and contemporary photography by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, etc.
                                                          X

                                                            or

                                                          • a Contemporary, mixed-media gallery representing established, mid-career artists from California and around the country with a primary focus on sculpture and painting.
                                                            X

                                                              or

                                                            • Banksy protege Mr. Brainwash painted this mural by the Cypress Inn.
                                                              X

                                                                or

                                                              • Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi.
                                                                X

                                                                  or

                                                                • The most affordable golf experience on or near the Pacific Ocean. The entire back nine offers breathtaking views, and is adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive.
                                                                  X

                                                                    or

                                                                  • Recent renovations have made the ‘must-play’ Monterey Peninsula layouts more scenic and a better overall test of golf.
                                                                    X

                                                                      or

                                                                    Advance Purchase

                                                                    It pays to plan ahead. Enjoy 10% off our best available rate when you book 30 days in advance
                                                                    Book Now

                                                                    The Hideaway Difference

                                                                    Make the most of your stay by enjoying our complimentary European-style breakfast. In the evening, relax fireside or in the courtyard with a glass of wine, a selection of local and imported cheeses, and assortment of antipasti.
                                                                    Learn More

                                                                    Go Where the Locals Go

                                                                    We’ve gotten to know some of Carmel’s local tastemakers, which is great for our guests as this group knows a lot about where to go, what to do, their favorite hidden treasures and more.
                                                                    Explore

                                                                    Go Where the Locals Go

                                                                    We’ve gotten to know some of Carmel’s local tastemakers, which is great for our guests as this group knows a lot about where to go, what to do, their favorite hidden treasures and more.
                                                                    Explore