Fine dining, shopping, and high-end art galleries await you in quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, a European-style village with a large, dog-friendly beach. For history buffs, the Carmel Mission Basilica stands as a reminder of the saga of the Carmel Mission Trail, while nature lovers head to Point Lobos State Reserve for its stunning coves, tide pools and wind-sculpted cypress trees. Heading inland, scenic Carmel Valley Road winds you through Carmel Valley, a sublime pastoral river valley nestled in the Santa Lucia foothills. Averaging 300 days of sunshine annually, Carmel Valley offers spectacular hiking and is one of the fastest growing wine regions in California. It’s also a locavore’s dream, dotted with restaurants where innovative chefs are producing gourmet farm-to-table cuisine.
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