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Things to do in Carmel-By-The-Sea

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Carmel-By-The-Sea. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Carmel-By-The-Sea attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Carmel-By-The-Sea to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Carmel-By-The-Sea.

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